Arik Hesseldahl

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Chip Start-Up Tabula Raises $108 Million From Crosslink, DAG Ventures

A Silicon Valley semiconductor start-up has raised one of the biggest funding rounds to come to that sector in years. The $108 million investment in Tabula Inc. is also notable because the company is targeting a market niche–programmable chips–that has attracted a number of other entrants that subsequently went out of business. The latest investment in Tabula brings the total raised by the company to $214 million. The investment was led by Crosslink Capital and DAG Ventures; existing investors include Benchmark, Balderton Capital, Greylock Partners, Integral Capital Partners and New Enterprise Associates.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik