WiFi chipmaker Celeno Communications raises $38mSep. 11, 2016
Israeli startup Celeno Communications today completed a $38 million financing round. Founded in 2005 by president and CEO Gilad Rozen, the company supplies chips and software technology for managed WiFi apps. Red Dot Capital Partners, which focuses on investments in growth companies, led the round.
New investors participated in the current round, including Poalim Capital Markets, and the OurCrowd investment fund. Previous investors also took part, including Liberty Global, Cisco, Pitango Venture Capital, 83North (formerly Greylock Israel), Vintage Investment Partners, and Miven. According to figures from the IVC databse, Celeno has raised $107 million since it was founded, including the round announced today.
Celeno has 120 employees, including 85 in its Ra'anana headquarters. The company also has representatives in the US, Europe, and Asia. Celeno today said that it would use the money raised to recruit 20 employees in a variety of areas, among other things. Market sources believe that the company's annual turnover is in the high tens of millions of dollars. At the same time, a source close to the company declined to comment on the question of whether it was making a net profit.