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WiMAX VC Funding

WiNetworks Secures $11 Million in VC Funding

Other Topics: WiMAX Services Roll-out

July 31, 2006

Funds Accelerate 'Go to Market' of WiMAX Triple Play Service Solution for Satellite Broadcast Networks & Mobile WiMAX for Cable Networks

HERZELIA, Israel -- WiNetworks, a leading company in WiMAX (IEEE 802.16 d/e) and Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) technologies, announced today that it successfully raised $11M in venture capital funding. In this round, most of the funding came from WiNetworks existing investors, Cedar Fund, Columbia Capital and Rho Capital, with Evergreen entering as a new investor. This is the second major financing round for WiNetworks, which was founded in 2003 with seed financing from Cedar Fund. The capital raised will be used to expand WiNetworks' operations and accelerate its 'Go to Market' plan.
WiNetworks is currently shipping its WiMAX platform that enables the delivery of seamless triple play and mobile services (video, voice and high-speed Internet) over WiMAX. WiMAX is a new wireless technology that provides broadband connectivity over long distances and is particularly well-suited for Digital Broadcast Satellite (DBS) operators and Cable Operators that would like to expand their video content to mobile users. Commenting on behalf of Cedar Fund, Mr. Gal Israely said: "We initially invested in the team and the vision. This combination has resulted in an outstanding company with a very attractive product for this fast growing market. This round, which more than doubles our investment, demonstrates our strong confidence in the company and its potential in the market place."

"WiNetworks is uniquely positioned to be a powerful catalyst in the industry, using WiMAX to enable Triple Play capabilities to grow the business of Digital Broadcast Satellite (DBS) operators," said Mr. Effi Atad, WiNetworks' CEO and founder. "This financing round provides WiNetworks with the funding to further expand our growth and distribution efforts."

"We believe that DBS and cable operators will have to provide quadruple play services in order to remain relevant in the marketplace." said Adi Gan, partner at Evergreen. "We further believe that given their huge market share they have the means to deploy WiMax networks in order to complete their offering. WiNetworks is uniquely positioned to be the technology market leader in this very large market segment."

About Cedar Fund
Cedar Fund is a venture capital firm investing in high technology companies. Cedar Fund seeks to invest in outstanding entrepreneurs pursuing high growth markets with distinguished technologies in the telecommunications , networking, Internet-infrastructure and enterprise software areas. Cedar Fund invests in all stages, and specializes in early stage, Israel-related situations. With its quality investment track record and over $225 million under management, Cedar Fund is among the largest and most notable venture capital firms focusing on Israel-related, early stage investments. For more information, please visit

About Evergreen Ventures
Evergreen Venture Partners was established in 1987 as one of Israel's first venture capital firms and has grown into a leader. Evergreen's investments are focused on early stage Israeli companies in 3 main business fields: communications, software and healthcare. Evergreen's $540 million of venture capital funds under management, invested in more than 100 technology companies, represent one of the largest and most successful portfolios in Israel. Over the past 14 years, Evergreen has established strong ties with global technology companies, top-tier venture capital firms both in Israel and abroad, financial organizations worldwide and a network of entrepreneurs. Evergreen has exited successfully 33 portfolio companies through IPOs or acquisitions. Some of these companies include P-Cube, Actona, Exalink, Creo, Galileo, Backweb, Radvision, Radware and the recent acquisitions of Aduva, Identify and Colbar.

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About WiNetworks
WiNetworks specializes in Wireless and Digital Video Broadcast solutions based on innovative and patented Hybrid WiMAX DVB (HWDV(TM)) technology. WiNetworks solutions transform one-way broadcast networks into full digital broadcast infrastructures allowing operators to offer a complete bundle of attractive "Triple Play" services - Internet access, telephony, video on demand, interactive TV services and mobile support. WiNetworks has filed multiple patents on its unique technology and is a member of the WiMAX forum promoting the compatibility and inter-operability of broadband wireless access. Visit the web site at for more information about WiNetworks.

(c) Copyright 2006 WiNetworks Inc. WiNetworks is a trademark of WiNetworks Inc. Other names or trade names mentioned herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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