Guerrilla RF closes on $500K funding round

Guerrilla RF Inc., a Greensboro-based provider of microchips for wireless network infrastructure, has closed on a $500,000 funding round and is set to begin mass production of its first products this summer.

The round was led by the Charlotte Angel Fund and also included Piedmont Angel Network and other participants, the company announced.

Ryan Pratt, founder and CEO of Guerrilla RF and son of RF Micro Devices Inc. co-founder Bill Pratt, said mass production of semiconductors will be carried out in Taiwan and packaging will be done in either Malaysia or the Philippines. The money will also allow the firm to develop additional products for the wireless network infrastructure market.

Guerrilla RF was founded in April 2013 and now has eight employees, seven of whom work from a location at 1196 Pleasant Ridge Road.

Pratt said his father is a minority investor in the company and a member of Guerrilla RF’s board of directors.

Greensboro-based RF Micro Devices Inc. and Hillsboro, Ore.-based TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. merged to become Qorvo (NASDAQ: QRVO).

Source: Triad Business Journal