Ascend Communications, Inc. (extinct)

Ascend Communications, Inc. (extinct)

Ascend Communications, Inc. (extinct)

Date Founded



1275 Harbor Bay Parkway,Alameda, CA 94502-6553

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)

1 - 10


IT Consulting & Services
Wireless Telecommunications
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Advertising & Marketing

Company Description

Ascend Communications Inc. develops, manufactures, sells and services wide area networking solutions for telecommunications carriers, Internet service providers and corporate customers worldwide. Lucent Technologies has acquired Ascend Communications, Inc.

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Recent Transactions
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Ascend Communications, Inc. purchases Speech Coding Business from Voxware, Inc.

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Lucent Technologies, Inc. purchases Ascend Communications, Inc.

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S2 Systems, Inc. /Management, Baker Capital Partners LLC purchase S2 Systems, Inc. from Ascend Communications, Inc.

Transaction Advisors

Advised onLucent Technologies, Inc. purchases Ascend Communications, Inc.

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Advised onAscend Communications, Inc. purchases Stratus Computer, Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onAscend Communications, Inc. purchases Stratus Computer, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants

Co-Founder at Qatalyst Group LP

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Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

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Former Of Counsel at Cooley LLP

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Greylock Partners is one of the oldest venture capital firms, founded in 1965, with committed capital of over $3.5 billion under management. The firm focuses on early-stage companies in the consumer, enterprise software and infrastructure as well as semiconductor sectors.

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New Enterprise Associates seeks invests in companies located across the globe. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of technology (software & services, systems, consumer & internet, energy), healthcare (biopharms, devices, services). The firm provides financing for seed, early and growth stage capital requirements.

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Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) focuses on investments in the life sciences, biodefense, green technology, information technology and companies with new technologies related to the iPhone and iPod touchpad platform.The firm's information technology investments focus on the consumer, enterprise, semiconductors, security and communications industries. They invest primarily in seed-stage, early-stage and Later-stage ventures that are incubating new companies with proven entrepreneurs and good ideas.KPCB's life sciences investments include medical devices, drugs, vaccines, personalized medicine, diagnostics and healthcare information technology and services. Their pandemic and biodefense investment initiative focuses on investments in companies with innovations in disease surveillance, rapid diagnostics, new vaccine technology, portable and less expensive manufacturing of vaccines and new antiviral drugs.The firm's iFund invests in market-changing ideas and products that extend the iPhone and iPod touch platform. The Fund invests across all sizes and stages. KPCB targets investments in companies that are developing applications, services and components. Their specific areas of interest include: location-based services, social networking, eCommerce (including advertising and payments), communication and entertainment.

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