Sequoia Capital invests in Linux start-up VA Research

Sequoia Capital invests in Linux start-up VA Research.

Mountain View, CA. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 12, 1998 — VA
Research Inc., the global leader in Linux workstations and servers
and Linux systems research, is proud to announce that Sequoia
Capital, the Menlo Park, CA. based venture capital firm behind the
capitalization of companies including Yahoo!, Tandem and 3COM, has
invested in the Mountain View based company and validated its
dedication to the Linux operating system.

“We’re going to help build VA into the complete systems company
for Linux users wherever they are”, says Doug Leone of Sequoia

With Linux rapidly growing in power and influence within the
computer industry, VA Research is well poised as the current global
leader in Linux information technology solutions to leverage the
Sequoia investment and provide truly full service Linux hardware
and solutions.

“The investment by Sequoia and other investors will allow VA to
extend its reach further and allow it to provide for the customer a
collection of Linux hardware, support and services that will help
corporations the world over leverage the power of the Linux
operating system”, says Dr. Larry Augustin, President and CEO of VA

About VA Research:

VA Research (http://www.varesearch.com) is a
privately held company that specializes in powerful, reliable,
state of the art Linux based workstations and servers. Founded in
1993, the Mountain View,Ca. based VA Research has been at the
forefront of Linux development and engineering and is the
recognized world leader in Linux based hardware solutions. Visit VA
Research at Comdex in the Sands Expo Center at booth S7236 in the
Linux pavillion.

Sequoia Capital
3000 Sand Hill Road
Bldg. 3, Suite 280
Menlo Park, Ca. 94025
Main) (650) 854-3927
Fax) (650) 854-2977

VA Research Inc.
1235 Pear Ave. #109
Mountain View, Ca. 94043
Main) 650-934-3666
Fax) 650-964-7668

Press Contact:

Chris DiBona
Director of Linux Marketing
Main) 650-934-3666 x 108
Cell) 408-489-5345
Fax) 650-964-7668

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