Tech Company Financing Transactions

Athena Design Funding Round

Athena Design, based in Santa Clara, raised $4 million from Asset Management Ventures, Draper Richards and NTT Finance Corporation.

Transaction Overview

Company Name
Announced On
Transaction Type
Venture Equity
Series B
Proceeds Purpose
The added capital will be used for the worldwide rollout of its first products. At the Design Automation Conference in July 2006, the Company demonstrated next-generation, patent-pending optimization technology that addresses the costly, acutely painful process of achieving design closure for large, complex chips.

Company Information

Company Status
Out of Business
Mailing Address
2900 Gordon Ave. 203
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Email Address
We are an EDA company working on IC optimization tools that enable IC designers to quickly and easily reach timing closure with the level of accuracy required for nanometer design. This means optimizing using the actual wires.
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Management Team

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Chief Executive Officer
John Murphy
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Dimitris Fotakis
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VP - Bus. Development
Jim Reichmuth
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