Menlo Micro

Menlo Micro (formerly Menlo Microsystems), a spun off from GE Ventures, is a semiconductor company responsible for re-inventing the electronic switch with its Ideal Switch™ technology.

Menlo Micro is reimagining one of the most fundamental building blocks of electronic systems – the electronic switch.

Menlo Micro was co-founded in 2016, by Chris Keimel and Chris Giovanniello. The company is headquartered in Irvine, California.


Menlo Micro has created an entirely new category of electronic switches, with its Ideal Switch™. The Ideal Switch™ eliminates compromises and tradeoffs by combining the benefits of electromechanical and solid-state switches into the best of both worlds.


Menlo Micro's Digital-Micro-Switch has the potential to serve multiple industries, including: next generation 5G mobile networks, industrial IOT markets, battery management, home-automation, electronic vehicles and medical instrumentation.


Menlo is bringing more than 99 percent reductions in size, weight, power, and cost to dozens of industries such as medical, aerospace and defense, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial IoT, and test and measurement.


Menlo is backed by GE Ventures, Vertical Venture Partners, Future Shape, Fidelity Management & Research Company, 40 North Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, Piva, DBL Partners, Adage Capital Management, and others. The company raised $150M in Series C round on Mar 09, 2022. This brings Menlo Micro's total funding to $227.5M to date.



  • Year founded: 2016
  • Funding Info: $227.5M over 6 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Irvine
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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