HQ: Plano, Texas
CEO: Mickey Miller
New Funding: $10 million
Backers: BDC Venture Capital, New Venture Partners, Summerhill Venture Partners
BLiNQ Networks specializes in the emerging market for small cell wireless backhaul solutions, including a patent-pending platform for high-capacity mobile transport. It was originally created as a carve-out of now-defunct Nortel Networks -- its core engineering team is Nortel alumni -- and one of its sales hooks is that it can be deployed anywhere, in a matter of minutes, using one truck roll and one technician.