We at Matrix are incredibly proud of the team at Acacia and have been honored to be part of its development since day one.
It has been just over six and a half years since Benny, Christian, and Mehrdad, with tremendous help and involvement from Eric, started working on Acacia in our office. They were fueled by a passion for a space thought to be impossible — almost everyone else said that we would never see another successful optical communications startup. Raj stepped in as CEO, and with a terrific group of engineers a business began to take shape.
They stayed hungry, focused and lean. And through incredible passion and perseverance, this uniquely qualified team has built a great company. It’s thrilling to see their efforts and courage grow into a public company, and it’s humbling for us to be a part of it.
It’s a great day for Boston tech, and we congratulate the entire team!