Sequoia Capital invests in Linux start-up VA Research

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., November 12, 1998--VA Research Inc., the global leader in Linux hardware systems and Linux systems research, is proud to announce that Sequoia Capital, the Menlo Park, Ca. based venture capital firm behind the capitalization of companies including Yahoo!, Tandem and 3Com, has invested in the Mountain View based company and validated its dedication to the Linux operating system.

"We're going to help build VA into the complete systems company for Linux Users wherever they are", says Doug Leone of Sequoia Capital.

With Linux growing in power and influence within the computer industry, VA Research is well poised as the current global leader in Linux information technology solutions to leverage the Sequoia investment and provide a truly full service Linux hardware and solutions company.

"The investment by Sequoia and other investors will allow VA to extend its reach further and allow it to provide for the customer a collection of Linux hardware, support and services that will help corporations the world over leverage the power of the Linux operating system", says Dr. Larry Augustin, President and CEO of VA Research.

About VA Research:

VA Research ( is a privately held company which specializes in powerful, reliable, state-of-the-art Linux-based systems. Founded in November, 1995, the Mountain View, CA. based VA Research has been at the forefront of Linux development and engineering and is the recognized world leader in Linux based hardware solutions. Visit VA Research at Comdex in the Sands Expo Center at booth location 7236 in the Linux pavillion.

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