Early Google backer, Bechtolsheim, invests in stealthy Cresta
Andy Bechtolsheim, the co-founder of Sun, and the guy who bounded up to the Google guys from his Porsche to hand them their first check back in 1998, has funded yet another company.
He has joined George Haber, a former colleague at Sun, to invest in Los Altos wireless chip company called Cresta Technology. The lower-power chip will serve devices that can receive radio signals, including cell-phones, PDAs and wristwatches, according to a piece in VentureWire today. They didn't share any more details, saying only that there is a huge market for the company. Haber is running the show, while Bechtolsheim will remain a passive investor.
Haber formerly led chip companies GigaPixel and Mobilygen. Bechtolsheim is chief architect at Sun, but you never know when he is about to leave and do his own thing.
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Thanks for bring us this story (and the last one on Google XM radio). I am crazy about any Google related stories these days after neglecting them for so long. I have a lot of catch up to do and I am currently reading the book, "The Google Story" by David A. Vise. It is a really interesting book with lots of insight and fun presentation. For example, Chapter 2 is called, "When Larry Met Sergey". Nice humour for a movie geek.
My Favourite new Canadian TV show starts taping today :)
George Haber is entrepreneur extraordinaire. It is very hard to find entrepreneurs really hungry, passionate and motivated after the first windfall - but George is an exception. He truly epitomizes the word "serial entrepreneur"
Good luck to Cresta Technology and George.