Chrysalis was an original investor in Louisville, KY-based Appriss (formerly Interactive Systems, LLC), the leading provider of innovative technology solutions that assist law enforcement efforts and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of criminal justice agencies. The company secured a strategic investment from Bain Capital Ventures and JMI Equity in July 2007.
Chrysalis invested in Tritel Communications, a Jackson, MS-based startup that went public and subsequently merged with TeleCorp PCS. TeleCorp PCS was acquired by AT&T Wireless in February 2002. In October 2004, Cingular Wireless LLC, a joint venture between SBC Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corp., acquired AT&T Wireless, creating the nation’s largest wireless provider. In 2005, the merger of SBC Communications Inc. and AT&T Corp. created a new AT&T which subsequently acquired BellSouth and took full control of Cingular Wireless.
Chrysalis was an original investor in Regent Communications, a Covington, KY-based owner/operator of radio stations in mid-size markets. Regent was acquired in 1997 by Jacor Communications, which subsequently merged with Clear Channel Communications (NYSE: CCU) in 1999.
Chrysalis was an original investor in Compliance and Ethics Learning Solutions(CELS), a Chicago-based holding company created to target the compliance training sector which subsequently acquired Midi, Inc., a leading provider of off-the-shelf and custom compliance and ethics eLearning solutions. The company was acquired by SAI Global Limited (ASX: SAI), a global provider of standards, compliance and business improvement solutions, in January 2007.
Chrysalis invested in Dalet S.A., a Paris, France-based international software development company that went public in June 2000. Dalet is a leading provider of software systems for radio, digital audio systems and streaming media.
Chrysalis was the original lead investor in Louisville, KY-based Genscape, the nation’s first and only supplier of real-time power plant output and transmission information. The company was acquired by an investor group led by GFI Energy Ventures, LLC in August 2003 and subsequently acquired by DMG Information (DMGI), the information publishing division of DMGT (Daily Mail and General Trust plc), in June 2006.
Chrysalis was the original lead investor in High Speed Access Corp. (Former NASDAQ: HSAC) of Louisville, KY, and Denver, CO, which became a leading provider of broadband data services over cable modems. The company’s cable modem business was sold to Charter Communications in February 2002.
Integrated Broadband Services (IBBS), Kennesaw, GA, a provider of high-speed data management services to mid-tier cable companies.
Chrysalis invested in Cincinnati, OH-based Intelliseek, a provider of search and knowledge management technologies and services. The company was acquired by BuzzMetrics in January 2006.
Chrysalis’ investment was in Primis, the leading provider of online services to the real estate appraisal industry based in Atlanta, GA. The company was acquired by LandAmerica Financial Group (NYSE: LFG) in October 2000.
Chrysalis was an original investor in Columbus, OH-based MindLeaders.com (formerly DPEC), a leading provider of e-learning and employee development solutions. The company was acquired by Irish e-learning provider ThirdForce (London AIM: THF) in June 2007.
Mobile Armor, St. Louis, MO, a provider of authentication and encryption software solutions that secure data at rest on laptops and portable devices. The company was acquired by Trend Micro in February 2011.
Open Kernel Labs, Chicago, IL, the provider of embedded virtualization software for mobile phones and broadband internet devices.
Chrysalis incubated in its office and was an original investor in Louisville, KY-based TechRepublic. The company is a leading web portal for information technology professionals. It was purchased by the Gartner Group in March 2000, then by CNET (NASDAQ: CNET) in 2001.
TechSkills, Austin, TX, a provider of career-oriented consumer and corporate education programs for adult learners.