CEO: Ron Bianchini
New Funding: $20 million
Backers: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Tenaya Capital
Avere builds high-performance NAS filers that sit at the edge of customers' infrastructure and automatically tier customers' data, storing the most-accessed data on filers and less-active data on other NAS appliances. More than half of the company's sales go through the channel.