Strategic Alliances

We have formed strategic alliances with the following companies:

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Cisco Systems

Cisco SmartStart Program

It is a significant advantage for our portfolio companies to participate in SmartStart, as they then can be assured that they have a reliable, secure and scalable network. Because more than 80% of all networks are powered by Cisco, there is also the benefit that should your company be acquired or acquire other companies, there is a greater likelihood of compatibility. All of Cisco's products are available under this program, including their IP telephony products and customer care products for call centers.

Here is an outline of the program:

Cisco Systems is pleased to offer to Artemis Ventures' portfolio companies special pricing on turnkey networking and e-commerce bundles. This assures your company of fault tolerant e-commerce solutions that keep the network running 24x7x365.

To qualify, your company must:

This program is available through Cisco's channel partners at a suggested discount of 40% for one purchase order only. This program is available in conjunction with co-location facilities.

The purchase must consist of an end to end Cisco solution including, at a minimum, a Router, Switch, Local Director and Pix Firewall covered by Cisco's Smartnet.

Consulting and design services are included, as well as branding opportunities using the Cisco logo. In the next few weeks, Cisco will introduce an exciting portal which will allow SmartStart participants to network with other startup companies.

To engage in this program, please call Claire LeVine, Business Development Director, SmartStart at 408-527-6758.



Use of extensive IBM multi-platform software testing lab for free. Details coming soon.



Start Up Programs

Technical Integration
Funding Opportunities

Christine attends quarterly updates with Microsoft Business Development and Financial groups to indentify how to better leverage our portfolio. Talk with Christine if you have specific goals for a Microsoft relationship.

USA Deal Makers

Mark Barry
Business Development Manager - Gulf States

Steve Bauman
General Manager E-Commerce - Western Region

Brian Butler
Business Development Manager - Central Region

Scott Coleman
General Manager, E-Commerce - Gulf States Region

Alexander Lloyd
Business Development Manger - Western Region - VC BDM

Frank Murphy
General Manager E-Commerce - Eastern Region

Marty Paradise
General Manager E-Commerce - Central Region

Bob Savage
Business Development Manager - Eastern Region


Sun Microsystems

Hardware discount deal in final stages of negotiation. Details coming soon!


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