Barefoot Networks Stock

Ethernet network switch chips developer

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Notable Investors

Sequoia Capital


Palo Alto CA, US

Total Funding


About Barefoot Networks Stock

Barefoot Networks is a developer of Ethernet network switch chips. The Company launched in 2016 after two years of developing technology that built switch silicon with a forwarding plane that is defined in software. The new chip sits inside networking switches, which are hardware devices that play a fundamental role in directing traffic across the Internet. Switches shuttle data between the thousands of computers operated by everyone from app makers like Google and Facebook to wireless providers like AT&T. The Barefoot chip changes these devices in a significant way by permitting anyone to program the chips. In other words, programmers can write software that changes what the Barefoot chip does, much like any programmer can write an app that changes what an iPhone or other device does. Through this technology, Barefoot aims to empower network owners and their infrastructure partners to design, optimize, and innovate to meet their specific requirements and gain competitive advantages. Moreover, in combining the P4 programming language with fast programmable switches, Barefoot claims to have also created an ecosystem for compilers, tools, and P4 programs to make P4 more accessible.

Barefoot Networks is headquartered in Silicon Valley and is backed by Google Inc., Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments, Alibaba, Tencent, and by venture capital firms including Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Andreessen Horowitz.

Source: Crunchbase; Barefoot Networks


Funding History

October 2013$1.4M
April 2014$25.6M
December 2014$50.0M
June 2016$80.0M



Craig Barratt

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist

Nick McKeown

Co-Founder & CTO

Pat Bosshart

Chief Development Officer & Co-Founder

Dan Lenoski

Chief Business Officer

Ed Doe

VP Finance

Dailene Bray

VP Software

Saravan Rajendran

VP General Counsel

David Young


GlobeNewswire (press release) - Oct, 25 2018

Barefoot Networks to Present at Open Networking Korea

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