Company Overview

Ron Gavillet, Nan Chen
Jersey City, NJ
Web Hosting
Cenx provides carrier Ethernet interconnect solutions for service and cloud exchange providers.

Detailed Description


CENX, provides interconnect services for the new generation of Ethernet-based backhaul networks. Awarded by multiple leading publications for its innovation, CENX's Ethernet Backhaul Management Service aggregates and translates different Ethernet backhaul services from multiple access providers to all cell sites in a given market. CENX provides a normalized Carrier Ethernet handoff to a given wireless provider enabling ubiquitous 4G-LTE Ethernet backhaul coverage to all cell sites in that market. CENX manages the entire circuit life cycle, yielding better quality of service, reduced CapEx and a level of monitoring of Ethernet Backhaul service traffic that has not been feasible previously. CENX's investors include its management and a number of leading firms, including DCM (whose co-founder, Dixon Doll, is the Chairman of the CENX Board of Directors), Highland Capital Partners and Mesirow Financial. Through its work in the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) and in the industry, the CENX management team has played a critical role in the definition of standards and the development of the Carrier Ethernet market over the past ten years.

Current Team (3)

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    Nan Chen

    Co-Founder and Executive Vice-Chariman
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    Ron Gavillet

    Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of External Affairs and General Counsel
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    Ed Ogonek

    President & CEO

Funding Rounds (2) - $9.5M


Board Members and Advisors (1)


Investors (5)

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    Highland Capital Partners

    Global Venture Capital Firm
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    Ericsson Venture Partners

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    DCM is an early stage VC empowering the global ambitions of inspired entrepreneurs
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    Mesirow Financial

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    Verizon Ventures

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Offices/Locations (1)

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    Exchange Place

    Plaza 5, 29th Floor

    Jersey City, NJ 07311


Images (1)

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