Press for Sand9

Investors have put $12 million into Sand 9 Inc., a startup making nanoscale mechanical frequency control technology for the wireless market. The Series B round was led by new investor Commonwealth Capital Ventures, with participation from previous backers Flybridge Capital Partners, General Catalyst Partners and Khosla Ventures.

Sand 9 has secured enough venture capital to grow from a pre-revenue startup to—if all goes as planned—a profitable company, Vince Graziani, the firm’s CEO, says. His Boston-based startup, a developer of tiny timer and frequency control technology for wireless devices, has raised $12 million in a Series B round of funding led by a new investor, Commonwealth Capital Ventures of Waltham, MA.

Sand 9, Inc., a start-up company developing advanced nano-mechanical resonator technology for the wireless device market, today announced the appointment of Sand 9 board member and former VBrick CEO Vince Graziani as Chief Executive Officer. Graziani will lead Sand 9 into the next phase of growth as it prepares to bring its high-performance MEMS resonator technology into volume production.