Vonage Raises $200 Million

In the biggest VC funding round since 2000, Vonage, a leader in voice over IP telephone solutions raised $200 milllion
led by Bain Capital in Boston. It will be very interesting to watch
Vonage vs. Skype. Check out the Mary Meeker quote about Skype in this
same article.

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  1. Just a note of local interest to investors/entrepreneurs…

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    What do you get when you combine one of the most overpriced yet expanding telecommunications markets in the world with VoIP technology?
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    A local company (and client of mine) that is already up and running, providing business VoIP-based telco services in Mexico (and soon other international markets) and is looking at significant expansion in the coming months based on it’s current profitable runrate.

    Great story– lots more to it. In 20+ years in the tech industry (enough to remember the early telco deregulation opportunities as well as the birth of mobile), I’ve seldom seen such a REAL opportunity (as opposed to some of the “bubbles” we’ve also experienced during that time) as VoIP.

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