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Newark, USA
39677 Eureka Dr.
Newark, CA, 94560


Chief Financial Officer
President & CEO
V.P. of Sales & Marketing
Member of the Board of Directors


GC Holdings, 3/2013


TOTAL $32.2M
Series A, 3/2010
Series B, 7/2011
TriplePoint Capital
US Venture Partners
Series C, 6/2012
TriplePoint Capital
U.S. Venture Partners
Venture Round, 8/2013
Storm Ventures
Technology Partners
US Venture Partners



Kaiam is a private company commercializing photonic integrated circuits. In plain language, they specialize in the design and manufacture of gadgets that help transmit and receive data at very high speeds. The most common application for their products are warehouse-scale data centers, i.e. “the cloud.”

Recent Milestones

  • Dollar
    Kaiam received $20M in Venture Round funding. (8/27/13)
    Posted 10/30/13 at 5:38am via
  • Handshake
    Kaiam acquired GC Holdings. (3/19/13)
    Posted 3/29/13 at 3:33am via
  • Dollar
    Kaiam received $4M in Series C funding. (6/14/12)
    Posted 8/13/13 at 4:56am via
  • Dollar
    Kaiam received $5.33M in Series B funding. (7/1/11)
    Posted 6/7/11 at 6:27pm via
  • Dollar
    Kaiam received $2.9M in Series A funding. (3/30/10)
    Posted 3/30/10 at 1:25pm via
  • Check
    Kaiam added Bardia Pezeshki as President & CEO.
    Posted 8/13/13 at 4:59am
  • Check
    Kaiam added Art Stein as Chief Financial Officer.
    Posted 8/13/13 at 4:59am
  • Check
    Kaiam added Byron Trop as V.P. of Sales & Marketing.
    Posted 8/13/13 at 4:59am



Kaiam screenshot
Above: Kaiam website front page
Uploaded: 10/31/13
Kaiam screenshot
Above: Kaiam website product page
Uploaded: 10/31/13


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