CALIENT Overview

  • Founded
  • 1999

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 57

  • Latest Deal Type
  • Debt - PPP

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $1.02M

  • Investors
  • 1

CALIENT General Information


Developer of high-density 3D MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) optical switches designed for software-defined networks, data centers, and network service providers. The company's optical circuit switch utilizes technology that provides dynamic optical-layer sharing, optimization, and automation of high-performance test, compute, and network resources in data centers, optical transport networks, and DevOps test automation facilities, enabling service providers, cloud computing, content delivery, and government networks to deploy expensive assets more efficiently and to significantly improve operational efficiency.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Calient Networks
Ownership Status
(Operating Subsidiary)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Fiberoptic Equipment
Other Industries
Connectivity Products
Other Communications and Networking
Primary Office
  • 120 Cremona Drive
  • Suite 160
  • Goleta, CA 93117
  • United States
+1 (805) 000-0000

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CALIENT Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
20. Debt - PPP 08-Apr-2020 $1.02M 0000 Completed Generating Revenue
19. Later Stage VC (Series A) 14-Aug-2019 0000 0000 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
18. Later Stage VC 24-Aug-2017 0000 0000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
17. Merger/Acquisition 17-May-2017 00000 00000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
16. Secondary Transaction - Private 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
15. Later Stage VC 26-Mar-2015 000.00 00000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
14. Later Stage VC 08-Apr-2014 00.000 00000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
13. Later Stage VC 24-Jul-2013 0000 00000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
12. Later Stage VC 25-Oct-2011 $19.4M $505M 0000 Completed Generating Revenue
11. Later Stage VC (Series 3) 10-May-2011 $3.63M $485M 0000 Completed Generating Revenue
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Stock # of Shares
Par Value Dividend Rate (%) Original
Issue Price
Liquidation Liquidation
Pref. Multiple
Conversion Price % Owned
Series A 00,000,000 00.000000 000 00.00 00.00 00 00.00 00.000
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CALIENT Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Developer of high-density 3D MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) optical switches designed for software-defined netw
Fiberoptic Equipment
Goleta, CA
57 As of 2023
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Cheshire, CT
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CALIENT Competitors (8)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
WyreStorm Corporation Round Lake, NY 00
00000 00000000 Corporate Backed or Acquired Cheshire, CT 000000&0
0000 0000000 00000 Corporate Backed or Acquired Munich, Germany 0000 000.00 000000&0 000.00
00 00000000000000 Corporate Backed or Acquired Prague, Czech Republic 000 000000&0
0000000 00000000 Formerly VC-backed Morrisville, NC 0000 00000 00000000 00000
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CALIENT Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-20230136105-A1 Vertical mechanical stops to prevent large out-of-plane displacements of a micro-mirror and methods of manufacture Pending 01-Nov-2021 0000000000
US-20230023348-A1 Fabrication of a micro-mirror with reduced moment of inertia and mems devices Pending 22-Jun-2021 0000000000
US-20220227621-A1 Mems mirror arrays with reduced crosstalk and methods of manufacture Pending 20-Jan-2021 00000000000
US-20200284316-A1 Passive motion isolation system Pending 08-Mar-2019 0000000000 00
US-20190235929-A1 Reconfigurable computing cluster with assets closely coupled at the physical layer by means of an optical circuit switch Active 31-Oct-2017 H04L12/42 0
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CALIENT Executive Team (21)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Kevin Welsh Ph.D President of Operations
Rick Santos Interim Chief Financial Officer
Shifu Yuan Ph.D Co-Chief Technology Officer
Simon Evans Co-Chief Technology Officer of Software
Jaideep Koratagere Co-Founder
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CALIENT Board Members (12)

Name Representing Role Since
Arjun Gupta Self Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member 000 0000
David Rickey CALIENT Board Member 000 0000
Jack Sun Self Board Member 000 0000
Philip Proujansky Cayuga Venture Fund Board Member 000 0000
Sun Jiexiao Self Board Member 000 0000
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Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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CALIENT Former Investors (28)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
American Express Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Amerindo Investment Advisors Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Amos Ben-Meir Angel (individual) Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Anschutz Investment Corporate Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Bantam Group Angel Group Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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CALIENT Acquisitions (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
000000 08-Jan-2001 0000000000 Application Specific Semiconductors
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CALIENT Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
000000 08-Jan-2001 000000000000000000 Completed
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