The Kennet portfolio.

Since 1997 Kennet has invested in more than 40 companies in Europe and North America. Our portfolio spans the software, services, Internet and semiconductor industries:

 
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CurrentEuropeEnterprise Software & ServicesRivo Software is a global provider of environmental, health and safety, quality and loss prevention management software. The company helps businesses manage compliance and business risk through its cloud-based software. It gives senior executives clear, accurate and timely information to identify and highlight trends, which in turn enables the protection of people, revenue and ultimately a company’s reputation across the globe.
CurrentUSEnterprise Software & ServicesAVA.ai (Automated Virtual Assistant) is a next generation lead automation and management solution that engages, nurtures and connects with customer leads consistently, cultivating relationships at each step of the life cycle. AVA uses artificial intelligence to interpret responses and take action based upon customer replies, giving each contact context, thereby increasing engagement and results. AVA partners with leading industry companies across many verticals including automotive, insurance, education, real estate, and finance.
CurrentEuropeInternet & Business ServicesTrademob is a data-driven mobile app marketing platform that optimizes mobile app campaigns, helping app marketers to increase user retention, in-app engagement and App Store ranking. Using its innovative tracking technology and real-time campaign optimization technology, Trademob delivers exceptional performance to mobile marketers.
CurrentUSEnterprise Software & ServicesKEMP Technologies is a leader in affordable server load balancer appliances and application delivery controllers tailored to meet the needs of businesses that rely on the Internet for e-commerce and business-critical applications.
CurrentEuropeInternet & Business ServicesWorldOne is a market leader in healthcare data collection for leading market research companies, agencies, and consulting firms. With offices around the globe WorldOne offers both online and offline access to medical professionals and healthcare consumers in over 80 countries.
CurrentEuropeInternet & Business ServicesNext Performance delivers high value retargeting and audience targeting services for brands and large retailers using its proprietary optimization technology. Next Performance’s innovative offering includes dynamic personalized banners, local targeting and massive reach campaigns on multiple business models (CPA, CPC and CPM).
ExitedUSInternet & Business ServicesProlexic Technologies IT security provider of Cloud-based cyber defense solutions, such as distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) detection and mitigation, for the Federal Government and Global 2000 customers. The sale of Prolexic to Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM) completed in February 2014.
Revolution PrepCurrentUSInternet & Business ServicesRevolution Prep is an education software and services provider that has helped over a hundred thousand students score higher on the SAT, ACT and other high-stakes exams, while dramatically improving basic academic skills. The company offers programs in varied online and real world settings, leveraging technology to provide world-class test prep to every student, regardless of the ability to pay.
BuyVIPExitedEuropeInternet & Business ServicesBuyVIP is an exclusive, invitation-only online destination where invited members discover premier brands in time limited campaigns. It is the leading European private buyers’ club with more than 400 brand relationships across the region and an online community of more than 3.5 million members. It has operations in Spain, Germany and Italy, and offers a unique and efficient direct marketing channel to its brand partners. Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) agreed to acquire the company in October 2010.
goviralExitedEuropeInternet & Business Servicesgoviral launches branded video content across its proprietary online publisher network, ensuring high brand engagement and maximum viral exposure to the relevant demographics. goviral’s unique positioning within viral marketing and video distribution ensures high-volume, targeted and high return-on-investment campaigns. These content-based campaigns are distributed in local languages, on local sites and with local publishers. The company was acquired by AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) in January 2011.
SpreadshirtCurrentEuropeInternet & Business ServicesSpreadshirt mixes an online ‘Web 2.0’ platform with the offline worlds of fashion, mass customization, and real-time manufacturing. Spreadshirt customers can quickly create one-of-a-kind, high-quality, expressive apparel. Spreadshirt extends this capability to partners, large and small, who want to offer personalized shirts and other apparel to their communities and customers. Partners range from individuals with a blog, to the world’s largest brands.
SchoolwiresCurrentUSInternet & Business ServicesSchoolwires provides strategic online communication, community-management and productivity solutions to the K-12 education market throughout the United States. The company’s core product is Schoolwires Centricity™, which brings together robust and flexible website management, community management and web 2.0/social network capabilities in a single, user-centric solution.
AcademixDirectCurrentUSInternet & Business ServicesAcademixDirect (fka Go Internet Media, Inc.) is a leading technology-driven education marketing company that connects college-bound students with their ideal college and academic program. The company utilizes proprietary software and highly sophisticated algorithms to match students and schools, improving lead quality as well as fraud detection for the post secondary education sector.
RecommindCurrentUSEnterprise Software & ServicesRecommind is the leading provider of sophisticated enterprise search, email management and eDiscovery solutions for faster access and accurate analysis of an organization’s information. By leveraging the award-winning CORE concept search and auto-categorization technology, Recommind delivers powerful solutions to efficiently and accurately handle electronically stored information (ESI) for the world’s largest enterprises, governments and law firms.
ExitedEuropeEnterprise Software & ServicesNTRglobal provides enterprise-grade, on-demand solutions for remote support, IT collaboration and IT administration. Worldwide some 12,000 enterprises of all sizes use NTR’s web services to support employees, customers and partners over the Internet. The company was acquired by Allen Systems Group in March 2012.
CurrentUSInternet & Business ServicesSpecific Media is the largest independent online advertising network, using leading-edge targeting technologies that enable top corporations to reach specific target audiences on the Web.
CurrentEuropeInternet & Business ServicesTelemedicine Clinic (TMC) is the leading provider of teleradiology services to public hospitals and private healthcare providers in Europe. TMC’s team of radiologists uses its proprietary technology platform to distribute subspecialty expertise, and to help hospitals to reduce patient waiting times for diagnostic services.
ExitedEuropeSemiconductorsSTS is the leading provider of ‘plug & play’ real-time wireless chipsets for consumer audio applications. It offers a superior digital and radio silicon platform that supports the complete range of wireless products including home, portable and automotive applications. The company was acquired in June 2010 by SMSC (NASDAQ:SMSC).
ExitedEuropeEnterprise Software & ServicesFRSGlobal provides banks with compliance, risk management and analytics software to enable them to mitigate operational risks and to reduce the costs of compliance with Basel II, IFRS and Sarbanes-Oxley regulations. FRS has over 1000 financial institutions as customers, including 40 of the top 50 global banks. The company was acquired in September 2010 by Wolters Kluwer Financial Services.
CurrentEuropeSemiconductorsSEQUANS Communications is the leading leading 4G chipmaker, supplying LTE and WiMAX chips to equipment manufacturers and mobile operators globally. Sequans’ chips currently enable the world’s largest WiMAX networks and will soon be driving leading LTE networks.
CurrentUSInternet & Business ServicesIntelePeer (fka VoEx) provides a fully managed, on-demand peering infrastructure to exchange voice traffic over IP or legacy TDM networks. Its customers are communications services providers, universities, enterprises and VoiP application developers. By combining a carrier-grade network with a rich store of user data and preferences, IntelePeer enables the creation of new voice-based Web applications.
ExitedUSEnterprise Software & ServicesResilience provides Linux-based, high-availability appliances that run best of best-of-breed security applications. Resilience partners with leading vendors including Check Point Software and Websense.
ExitedEuropeInternet & Business ServicesAdviva operates the leading European online advertising network targeted at brand advertisers. Using behavioural and contextual targeting technology, Adviva connects advertisers with the European consumers they want to reach. Adviva was acquired by Specific Media in March 2008.
ExitedUSEnterprise Software & ServicesDaptiv (fka eProject) is the leading provider of on-demand project and portfolio management (PPM) solutions to enterprises. Daptiv clients include more than 700 customers and 100,000 individuals at companies such as BASF, BP, Cushman and Wakefield, Chase Paymentech, Honeywell, Merrill Lynch, Sprint/Nextel.
ExitedEuropeSemiconductorsChipidea is a leading provider of analog/mixed-signal semiconductor intellectual property and associated services. The company was acquired by MIPS Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: MIPS) for $147 million in August 2007. See Case Study.
ExitedUSEnterprise Software & ServicesKapow Technologies provides an on-demand application ‘mashup’ platform that powers enterprise solutions in reputation management, competitive intelligence, and content integration and migration at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. Kapow has more than 300 clients such as AT&T, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, CSFB, Intel, Vodafone, Audi, DHL and SimplyHired. The company was acquired by Kofax plc in July 2013.
ExitedUSEnterprise Software & ServicesNetPro’s software extends and enhances Microsoft technologies to simplify the IT infrastructure. From Active Directory and Exchange to SharePoint and File Server environments, NetPro solutions feature an integrated architecture with a Microsoft-like experience and the industry’s easiest deployment. Netpro was acquired by Quest Software Inc in September 2008.
CurrentUSInternet & Business ServicesMedeAnalytics provides hospitals and insurance companies with on-demand analytics solutions for revenue cycle management. It is being used by over 700 healthcare organizations in the US and UK, including Kaiser Permanente, Tenet Healthcare, Partners HealthCare and Triad Healthcare. See Case study.
ExitedEuropeInternet & Business ServicesFluency Voice Technology supplies interactive speech recognition applications to large enterprise call centers. The company was acquired by Syntellect, a division of Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX: ESL), in June 2008.
ExitedEuropeInternet & Business ServicesUbizen (Euronext: UBIZ) was a leading provider of managed security services to Fortune 500 companies. Kennet led the acquisition of Ubizen from the Euronext market in a take-private transaction with Apax Partners in early 2004. Ubizen was acquired in May 2004 by Betrusted Inc, which is now part of Verizon.
 CurrentEuropeEnterprise Software & ServicesExony’s software powers some of the world’s largest organizations, with some of the world’s most complex customer contact requirements providing a highly agile, virtualized software platform that cuts through the complexities of managing across distributed data, operations, infrastructure and resources. They  help organizations to move away from legacy infrastructure to consolidated cloud environments.  Customers include Accenture, Sprint, Thomson Reuters, Vodafone and many more.
ExitedEuropeEnterprise Software & ServicesClearswift is the world’s leading provider of policy-based content filtering software, enabling 15,000 organisations to protect their networks and their intellectual property from email- and web-borne threats, such as viruses, malicious code and inappropriate use by employees. Clearswift was acquired by a Newco funded by Lyceum Capital in December 2011.
ExitedUSSemiconductorsAarohi developed next-generation storage components and processors, used by systems suppliers such as McData Corporation to provide new intelligent storage platforms. The company was acquired by Emulex (NYSE:ELX) in 2006.
ExitedEuropeCommunications SoftwareVolantis Systems is the world’s leading supplier of Intelligent Content Adaptation solutions for the Mobile Internet, providing applications, tools and platforms that enable operators, service provider or enterprises to deliver any content to any mobile device. The company was acquired by Antenna Software, Inc. in January 2011.
ExitedEuropeEnterprise Software & ServicesAspective was Europe’s first application service provider (ASP) to implement, manage and deliver market-leading front office applications such as Siebel and Broadvision. The company was acquired by Vodafone UK in December 2006.
ExitedEuropeSemiconductorsNo Wires Needed provided IEEE 802.11b-compliant wireless LAN (WLAN) technology and products, including innovative solutions for residential wireless-to-broadband gateways. The company was acquired in June 2000 by Intersil Corporation (Nasdaq:ISIL).
ExitedEuropeSemiconductorsAltitun developed and manufactured tunable semiconductor lasers for use in optical networking applications. The company was acquired in May 2000 by ADC Telecommunications Inc (Nasdaq:ADCT) for $872 million.
ExitedEuropeCommunications SoftwareCramer Systems is a leading provider of operations and support systems software (OSS) to the global telecommunications industry. Cramer was acquired in August 2006 by Amdocs (NYSE: DOX) for $375 million cash consideration. See Case Study and Interview with founder Jon Craton.
ExitedEuropeCommunications SoftwareOrchestream provided software to manage Internet protocol (IP) services across carrier and enterprise networks. The company went public in June 2000 on the LSE and NASDAQ and was subsequently acquired by Metasolv in January 2003, which is now part of Oracle (Nasdaq:ORCL).
ExitedEuropeCommunications SoftwareParagon Software developed software to synchronize data between wireless devices and PCs over the Internet. The company was acquired in March 2000 for $540 million by Phone.com, which is now Openwave Systems (Nasdaq:OPWV).
ExitedEuropeEnterprise Software & ServicesConsul Risk Management is a developer of security auditing and administration software for the enterprise and managed security services markets. The company was acquired by IBM (NYSE:IBM)in January 2007.
ExitedEuropeEnterprise Software & ServicesOxygen Solutions implemented market-leading customer relationship management and business intelligence software in the pharmaceutical and financial services industries. The company was acquired in September 2000 by Aspective Ltd, which is now part of Vodafone UK.
ExitedEuropeEnterprise Software & ServicesMonis, a spinout of the London Business School, developed software to enables finance professionals to analyze and value complex financial instruments. The company was acquired by Sungard Data Systems in August 2002.