Kovio Inc., a privately held Silicon Valley company, is developing a new category of semiconductor products using printed silicon electronics and thin film technology. This new manufacturing technology combines the low cost of graphics printing with the power and functionality of silicon-based semiconductors. The company was founded in the MIT Media Laboratory by a team of scientists that recognized the significant impact that combining silicon and print technologies could have on the world.

At the core of Kovio’s technology is the integration of printed silicon electronics and thin film technology. Based on breakthroughs in nanomaterials and printing technology, Kovio has developed printable silicon-based inks and process innovations. Kovio’s technology enables the fabrication of stable, high-performance, low-power integrated circuits that can operate at frequencies of MHz and above.

Financials

Date Type Amount Investors Valuation
09/04/07 Series D 19.5M Bessemer Venture Partners, DAG Ventures, DEA Capital, Flagship Ventures, Harris & Harris Group, JVP, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, NCD Investors, Pinnacle Ventures, Yasuda Enterprise Development Unknown
07/01/09 Series E 20M Bessemer Venture Partners, Duff Ackerman & Goodrich Ventures, Flagship Ventures, Harris & Harris Group, Jerusalem Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Mitsui Ventures, Northgate Capital, Panasonic Venture Group, Pangaea Ventures, Pinnacle Ventures, Yasuda Enterprise Development Unknown

People

Jiang Li (VP Engineering)

Vik Pavate (VP Business Development)

Richard Young (VP Operations)

Adam Fisher (Board Member)

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