Motif has secured Series 'A' funding from leading Wall Street and Silicon Valley investors. Key investors include:
Anthileon Capital/Artiman Ventures
Mr. Amit Shah, Chairman, Anthileon Capital / Artiman Ventures, focuses on early stage technology investments. As a partner of Artiman Ventures, he is currently on the boards of Auryn, Sierra Design Automation, NetDevices, InvenSense, SiOptical and Zyme.
Prior to founding Artiman Ventures, Mr. Shah was involved in technology investments as a General Partner of Anthelion I & II, a seed stage venture fund. He had also been the Vice-President, New Markets and Technologies for Cisco Systems' Business Development and Alliances Group. Prior to his role at Cisco, Mr. Shah had been the Founder-CEO of PipeLinks, Inc., which was acquired by Cisco in 1998. He had also founded ZeitNet, a networking systems company which was acquired by Cabletron in 1996.
Desai Capital Management, Inc.
Rohit Desai, Chairman and President, has more than 45 years of investment experience. Prior to forming Desai Capital Management Inc. in 1984, Mr. Desai managed an equity-linked investment fund for Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, an affiliate of J.P Morgan. During his 20-year tenure at Morgan Guaranty, Mr. Desai was responsible for the alternative investments program, which encompassed public convertible venture capital, real estate and natural resources securities. (www.desaicapital.com)
The Chatterjee Group
Dr. P. C. Chatterjee is the Founder and Chairman of The Chatterjee Group (TCG). TCG is a US-based group with $2.5B in worldwide assets, bringing value to business through strategic onshore and offshore investments. Dr. Chatterjee ventured into investing in public market and private companies with George Soros of SFM, after leaving McKinsey in 1986. For about a decade at McKinsey, he had led major strategy and organization assignments for CEOs of large global companies.