Bigfoot Networks, the networking technology company behind the Killer line of gaming network cards, today announced it has raised $8 million in a Series B financing round led by existing investors North Bridge Venture Partners, Palomar Ventures and Raven Venture Partners. It will use the investment to fund product development and expand its go-to-market capabilities. Bigfoot Networks has raised a total of $20.75 million in funding to date.
Bigfoot Networks also announced that it has hired former Polycom executive Wayne Dunlap as vice president of engineering and added veteran consumer technology executive Greg Ballard to its board of directors.
Reporting to Bigfoot Networks CEO Michael Howse, Mr. Dunlap will direct development of the company’s high-performance online gaming technology. As former CTO and vice president of engineering at Polycom, Dunlap brings extensive experience in networking and data communications. At Polycom’s Video Solutions Division he was instrumental in creating the top-ranked HDX high-definition videoconferencing product line. Prior to Polycom, Mr. Dunlap held technical lead and senior engineering positions with Wang Laboratories, Nomadic Systems and The Complete PC. He has several US patents in visual collaboration.
“Bigfoot Networks’ technology targets a growing demand for improved networking performance in online gaming,” Dunlap said. “I’m thrilled to lead a team that is pioneering this exciting new category of networking solutions and evolving the experience for gamers around the world.”