Nuvia Raises USD 53 Million in Series A

By StartUp City | Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The company was established in early 2019 with the aim of reimagining silicon design to deliver industry-leading performance and energy efficiency for the data centre. The company was founded by John Bruno, Manu Gulati, and Gerard Williams III, who have collectively driven system engineering and silicon design for more than 20 chips, with more than 100 patents granted to date

Fremont, CA: Santa Clara-based, leading-edge silicon design company, Nuvia Inc., raised USD 53 million in a Series A funding, jointly led by Capricorn Investment Group, Dell Technologies Capital, Mayfield, and WRVI Capital, with additional participation from Nepenthe LLC. The funds will be used by the company to continue its efforts in building products that combine compute performance, power efficiency, and scalability. The company was established in early 2019 with the aim of reimagining silicon design to deliver industry-leading performance and energy efficiency for the data centre. The company was founded by John Bruno, Manu Gulati, and Gerard Williams III, who have collectively driven system engineering and silicon design for more than 20 chips, with more than 100 patents granted to date.

“The world is creating more data than it can process as we become increasingly dependent on high-speed information access, always-on rich media experiences and ubiquitous connectivity,” said Gerard Williams III, CEO, NUVIA. “A step-function increase in compute performance and power efficiency is needed to feed these growing user needs. The timing couldn’t be better to create a new model for high-performance silicon design with the support of a world-class group of investors.”


Currently, Nuvia is planning a whole new range of data centre processors, with the Nuvia Phoenix aimed to be faster, more efficient, and more secure than its competitors. The multi-million dollar investment also makes it clear that the company looks to compete with the likes of Intel in the server chip industry. The three founders of the company, John Bruno, Manu Gulati, and Gerard Williams III, led initiatives including Apple’s A-series of chips that power the iPhone and iPad.

“The compute-intensive demands of next-generation platforms are stretching the conventional limitations of the semiconductor industry,” said Dipender Saluja, Managing Partner of Capricorn’s Technology Impact Fund. “What’s needed is a new approach to silicon design that provides non-linear increases in performance and energy efficiency. We’re excited to partner with NUVIA on this journey as they realize this promise for the next era of semiconductors and computing.”

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