Quan Funds

Current Quan portfolio companies as of December 2019:

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ActLight (private) designs dynamic photo-diode (DPD) light sensors for wearables (heart monitoring), 3D time-of-flight image sensors (next-gen smart phones), and LIDAR (autonomous driving) applications. ActLight's DPDs are disrupting the bulkier, less-efficient, power-hungry avalanche photo-diodes that exist today. https://act-light.com/

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Alteryx (AYX) provides self-service advanced data analytics. The company's software optimizes data discovery, preparation, as well as analytics; then enables rapid deployment and actionable insights. Not only does Alteryx platform scale to handle large data sets, but automates previously complex manual processes - a key growth driver. The company has a rapidly expanding user base of analysts, data scientists and engineers that are extremely satisfied with Alteryx solution. https://www.alteryx.com

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II-VI (IIVI) manufactures advanced optical components and materials, enabling industrial and consumer products worldwide ranging from semiconductors to mobile phones. II-VI has acquired optical component supplier, Finisar. II-VI and Finisar supply key optical components for the emerging 3D image sensor market, which can have a substantial impact on the top and bottom line in a few years. http://www.ii-vi.com/

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Lumotive (private) makes beam-steering chips for automotive LiDAR systems that are fully solid-state (no moving parts), based on the company's proprietary Liquid Crystal Metasurfaces™ (LCM) technology. Lumotive’s LiDAR solution has substantial performance, reliability and cost advantages over existing LiDAR systems. Lumotive's solution enables both advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and fully autonomous vehicles such as “robo-taxis”. https://www.lumotive.com/

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Mellanox (MLNX) provides InfiniBand and Ethernet switches and adapters, as well as interconnect solutions. Mellanox's fast interconnects run at speeds as high as 100 gigabits per second, serving markets such as high performance computing, enterprise data centers, among others. Mellanox is currently the interconnect market leader. Mellanox accepted a $125 per share takeover offer from Nvidia, which is subject to China authorities' approval. http://www.mellanox.com/

 

Sequans Communications (SQNS) designs LTE chip solutions for mobile carriers. Sequans leading chip designs are based on several generations of chips dating back to the WiMax market, and offer competitive advantages in terms of form factor, low-power, fidelity, etc. Sequans is focusing on LTE data-only devices including the ultra-low power machine-to-machine sensor market, as opposed to the LTE high-end mobile phone market currently dominated by Qualcomm. http://www.sequans.com/

 

Major recent Quan portfolio company exits:

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Attunity provides automated transport and processing of big-data across all data platforms. Attunity enables unparalleled data integration and real-time analytics. We initially invested in 2012, and profitably exited in 2019 in conjunction with the acquisition by Qlik. https://www.qlik.com/us/products/attunity-replicate

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Insightness makes event-based visual positioning modules that process pixels like the human brain. The company's Silicon Eye vision sensors and proprietary processing algorithms are extremely efficient and robust, leading to exponentially faster image processing/lower power consumption, while providing 3D spatial awareness of where you are. Quan initially invested in 2016, and profitably exited from Insightness in 2019. http://www.insightness.com/

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Pivotal Systems (PVS.AX) makes next-generation gas flow controllers that enable advanced semiconductor front-end manufacturing. The company's patented gas flow controllers are purchased by the world's largest integrated device manufacturers and semiconductor equipment OEMs. Quan initially invested in 2013, and profitably exited Pivotal in conjunction with its IPO in 2018. https://www.pivotalsys.com/