Ember receives $3 million seed round

Mike Dierken mike@DataChannel.com
Thu, 9 Aug 2001 17:34:37 -0700


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Another wireless/pervasive computing company.

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Ember, which has attracted 3Com founder Bob Metcalfe as a board member and
investor, said it has received a $3 million seed round. Polaris Venture
Partners led the round, which also included investments from DFJ New England
and Stata Venture Partners. Cambridge, Mass.-based Ember is developing
hardware and software to create the technology to operate a wireless network
for devices. Robert Poor, Ember founder and chief technology officer, said
networking micro-controllers are built into everyday devices from TV remotes
to appliances, but the ability to network these devices is absent. He added
that Ember is working on developing a wireless device networking standard
that can be used by device manufacturers, which will test the technology in
the next six months. Ember launched its business with patented MIT Media
Laboratory technology. 


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Ember receives $3 million seed round



Another wireless/pervasive computing company.

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Ember, which has attracted 3Com founder Bob Metcalfe = as a board member and investor, said it has received a $3 million seed = round. Polaris Venture Partners led the round, which also included = investments from DFJ New England and Stata Venture Partners. Cambridge, = Mass.-based Ember is developing hardware and software to create the = technology to operate a wireless network for devices. Robert Poor, = Ember founder and chief technology officer, said networking = micro-controllers are built into everyday devices from TV remotes to = appliances, but the ability to network these devices is absent. He = added that Ember is working on developing a wireless device networking = standard that can be used by device manufacturers, which will test the = technology in the next six months. Ember launched its business with = patented MIT Media Laboratory technology.

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