About Narra Venture Capital
Narra Venture Capital (Narra VC) was established in January 2002 to invest in private high-technology companies with potential for accelerated growth. Narra focuses its investments on companies with defensible barriers to competition, which are normally based on cutting edge technology or their efficient deployment. Narra manages two venture capital funds.
In Silicon Valley and similar technology centers, Narra invests in companies developing semiconductors and semiconductor-related products, converged communication systems, computing platforms, and software and related services. Narra works with Silicon Valley-based partners like Tallwood Venture Capital on these investments. Narra helps bring Asia to these investments through introductions to markets or partners.
In the Philippines and around Asia, Narra seeks companies that take advantage of the synergy with advanced technology companies, such as software services, electronic manufacturing services, design services, and information systems more customized for developing regions.
Narra VC has an established group of founding Limited Partners led by Dado Banatao, Managing Partner of Tallwood VC, and Ayala Corporation, one of The Philippines' most respected business conglomerates. The same investors were joined by First Philippine Holdings, Inc and the Lhuillier Group for Narra Fund II formed in March 2007. Investment management is led by Dr. Paco Sandejas and his group at BGN Ventures, Inc. (Narra's Philippine affiliate). Narra is advised by Dado Banatao (Chips&Technologies, S3, Tallwood VC), George Pavlov (Mayfield, Tallwood VC), and Dr. David Bloom (Stanford, Silicon Light Machines, Alces Technologies).
Investments are in the range of one to three million US dollars. In the United States, Narra typically joins trusted venture capital co-investors. In Asia and in the Philippines, in particular, Narra may on occasion also incubate smaller investments.
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