inception in 1997, TEKSTART has helped more than 30 new ventures from
around the globe to achieve their strategic objectives:
We're proud of our accomplishments at startups in the "orienting,
pioneering and conquering" stages of development in Enterprise Software,
IT Services, Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Semiconductor and
Internet (security/infrastructure/b2b) industries, among others.
Here are just a few of our successful clients:
||Eonite, Inc., an enterprise software start-up
headquartered in Cupertino, CA, develops, markets and supports a
patent-pending software product and related services for IT
automation. The company is privately
"Prior to engaging with Alan Feinberg,
Eonite consisted entirely of the founding technologists. Within
just a few months, Alan helped make Eonite into a real company
with paying customers, employees and a sound advisory board. He
searched for and interviewed prospective advisors and employees,
helped us to understand the value of our product, defined our
sales process, targeted our first customer and helped us to close
our first sale. As our virtual VP of business development, Alan
was an invaluable member of the Eonite team."
President & CEO
||Founded in 1995, InterWeave Tech. Corp. (Santa Clara CA)
develops and markets an integrated suite of web-based software
products and services to enable Design Process Optimization. The
company is privately held. |
"Alan started dealing with
us when we were at a crossroads with respect to our products and
our broader vision. First he helped to bring clarity, alignment
and focus. He then helped us to build our marketing and sales
strategies. These were typical challenges for an up-start
technology company like ours, and we couldn't have succeeded in
them without Alan's help".
||Vitalect, (Palo Alto, CA), a privately funded e-learning
startup, develops, hosts, and supports web based courses in a
range of high-technology areas. The company, a spin-off of Bytek
Designs, Inc., launched its popular cyber-learning web site in
"We needed the assistance of a seasoned
marketing and sales executive with a good understanding of the
industry. Alan served us extremely well; helping us to position
our offerings, define our strategy, and build awareness of our
company. He was very professional and came with an excellent
network of contacts."
||Atrenta Inc. (San Jose, CA) is an enabler of
Collaborative Electronic Design solutions. In January 2002 the
company announced the closing of an $11.2 million Series A equity
investment led by Venrock Associates and TL
"As an early-stage company going through fast
growth, Atrenta needed to rapidly expand its marketing and sales
initiatives. Alan Feinberg proved to be invaluable in this
process. His contributions in formulating sales strategies,
developing a company image and positioning, building up a sales
team and maintaining sales momentum through this process was
significant. Alan has good business judgment, 'street smart'
startup skills, and the management capabilities to be a major
asset to a company's core management team."
Ajoy K. Bose,
President and CEO
EDA (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) provides services to help companies
and universities develop Electronic Design Automation software
tools. It is privately held.|
"We needed an
experienced professional like Alan to help establish an overseas
presence. He did a thorough job of distilling marketing goals into
well-defined objectives, refining market entry strategies and
forging strategic partnerships. His network is very impressive.
Also, with his vast international experience he was able to add
valuable insights while managing cross-cultural sensitivities.
Even though we worked quite a lot on a virtual basis due to the
distance factor, the level of commitment he provided to see a
project through to completion made it feel as if he was a real
member of our close-knit team."
Servis EDA, Sdn. Bhd.
||MicroArk is a 'Silicon Valley style' startup
headquartered in Tokyo Japan. The privately-held company develops
and provides technical software and related services for
"We did not have US office at this stage of
the company's life, so we needed help establishing a presence in
the US. We had some concerns about working remotely from our
offices in Japan. But Mr. Feinberg's responses were always very
prompt. This involved numerous arrangements with various companies
in the US. Mr. Feinberg not only led us through the maze of
preparation for the company launch at a major international trade
show, but we were constantly amazed at his efforts to deliver
||Sagantec, a privately held company, was founded in 1993
in Israel and Europe. Today, the company's physical design
migration software is the most widely used in the Electronic
Design Automation industry.|
"Sagantec had an urgent
need to build up a sales force and a sales process while
continuing to sell and support our customers. Alan Feinberg
provided an excellent service, with which we could plan the
staffing and hire the right people and at the same time streamline
the sales process and achieve our sales and profitability goals.
Alan proved to be thorough and highly professional and was always
focused on our company's best interests."
Sagantec North America,
Software, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA) a privately funded software
startup, is the world's leading provider of solutions for memory
subsystem design automation. The company pioneered this business
segment in 1994.|
"Our biggest challenge as a company
this year was how to bootstrap our sales operation. Alan
Feinberg's value was in his experience with all of the sales
channel alternatives and his ability to execute in start-up mode.
By the time we concluded our contract with Alan, a sales machine
was in motion that we could replicate to take our company to the
Denali Software, Inc.
||Arexsys S.A. (Grenoble France), a French and American
venture-funded software startup launched in June 1998, is a
technology leader in the System Design Automation (SDA) market.
The company merged with TNI-Valiosys in June 2001.|
selected Alan Feinberg to establish our first center of operation
in the US based upon his high degree of professionalism as well as
his pragmatic approach to business. As our goal was to launch the
company at a major international trade conference, Mr. Feinberg
was able to rapidly help us making this event a major step in the
positioning of the company. The efficient participation of Mr.
Feinberg in our project from the beginning confirmed our original
President and Managing
||Counterpane Internet Security, Inc. (Cupertino, CA) is
the innovator and world's leading provider of Managed Security
Monitoring (MSM) services. MSM adds real-time security detection
and response to existing product-based countermeasures. The result
is a network that is more secure than ever
"Understanding and streamlining the sales cycle
was a major objective for Counterpane for 2002. Alan's help has
been invaluable in developing and implementing the processes we
needed to make our sales channels more effective. We chose him
over others for his strength in depth, particularly in the startup
environment. He's proved to be very effective at understanding our
business and it's sales challenges and has become a welcome
addition to our sales management team."
Executive Vice President
||SuccessFactors (San Mateo, CA), a venture-funded
startup, is the leading provider of web-based solutions that help
Fortune 1000 companies optimize their workforce
"SuccessFactors.com was at a stage where
it was necessary to quickly put in a sales infrastructure to
facilitate higher growth levels. Within three months of working
with Alan, we were able to expand our sales force by 200% and hire
a permanent VP of Sales. By leveraging Alan's in-depth startup
experience, we were able to build our team much quicker than we
could have done on our own. At a personal level, Alan was a real
pleasure to work with, and consistently went the extra mile to
ensure our objectives were met in a timely fashion."
||Hire.com (Austin, TX) is the leading talent acquisition
and retention Application Service Provider committed to helping
organizations effectively automate the recruiting process to win
the "talent war". Formerly called world.hire, Hire.com was named
one of the "Hot 100 Private Companies" of 1999 by Upside
"Alan's work, support, information and
assistance were invaluable as we at Hire.com mapped out our
International strategy. His efforts helped us to formulate a sound
International business plan, and we would not have accomplished
this as quickly without his assistance."
Founder and President
to its acquisition by Cadence (NYSE: CDN), Ambit Design Systems
(Sunnyvale CA) was a privately held, venture-funded startup with
innovative software solutions for high-end chip
"It was very, very useful to collaborate with
someone at my level who had been through the startup process
before, in order to test our assumptions and get fresh new ideas.
Alan Feinberg really helped us to tune our sales process,
consolidate our competitive strategy, and set the direction for
the sales force in order to achieve our aggressive growth
Vice President, Worldwide
Ambit Design Systems, Inc.
||TeamEDA is a 10-year design automation company based in Manchester, NH|
TeamEDA developed License Asset Manager (LAM) in 2006, which is used to manage expensive EDA and MDA software licenses, renewals, and all related information. The product also has an option for collecting usage metrics. LAMUM 6.0 (LAM with Usage Monitoring) was introduced in May 2013. For more information, click here.
||Performance-IP is a Boston-area startup focused on offering highly differentiated embedded processor subsystem components.|
Performance-IP was created to design semiconductor IP which improves the system level performance of our customers designs, giving them a performance advantage over their competition. Performance-IP's products are driving our customers designs to the highest possible performance at the lowest possible power levels. For more information, click here.
||POLYTEDA is a 9-year design automation company based in Kiev, Ukraine|
POLYTEDA provides the fastest verification software that combines accuracy and scalability. Unique technology makes PowerDRC/LVS the best solution for medium and large IC layouts and modern IC process nodes, from 0.35um to 20nm. For more information, click here.
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