My Industry Investments
I'm very happy to have had the opportunity to have worked with so many
bright and energetic entrepreneurs.
I'm genuinely honored that they have sought out the
opportunity to work with me again and again.
I'm always happy to meet a motivated entrepreneur and
look at a new technology. I'm most interested in ventures
at an early stage of formation. So far my track record is:
five profitable exits, two losers, and three companies with oars still in the water.
Acquisition terms were favorable unless noted.
Founded by Chris Rowen and Harvey Jones in 1997, Series A Investor (1997)
- 0-in Design Automation.
Founded by Curt Widdoes and Steve White in 1998, introduced them to Prof. David Dill, their first CTO.
Acquired by Mentor Graphics Corporation in June 2004.
Series A Investor (1998).
- Everest Design Automation.
Founded by Robi Dutta in 1997, acquired by Synopsys in 1998, Series A Investor (1998)
Cadabra Design. Founded by Martin Lefebvre in 1994, acquired by Numerical
Technologies in 2001 (Numerical was subsequently acquired by Synopsys in 2003), Series B Investor (1999)
Right Track CAD.
Founded by Prof. Jonathon Rose in 1999, Acquired by Altera May 2000, Angel Investor(1999)
Founded in 2003 by Gary Banta and Albert Wang, funded by Wordview in 2003, Series A Investor (2003)
Founded by Randy Allen.
Assets acquired (on unfavorable terms) by Mathworks. Angel Investor 2003
- Rio Design Automation.
Founded by Robbi Dutta, Egino Sarto, and Kaushik Sheth.
Acquired by Magma in 2008 (on unfavorable terms)
Angel Investor 2004.
Founded by Frank Gennari, Ya-Chieh Lai, and Martin Lefebvre.
Acquired by Cadence, Inc.
Angel Investor 2005.
Founded by Seth Hallem, Andy Chou, David Park, Benjamin Chelf,
and Dawson Engler. Angel Investor 2005. Series Series A funded by
Benchmark and Foundation 2008.
Advisory and Consulting Positions (in addition to the companies
Semiconductor and EDA Industries
Semiconductor Companies and their Financial Health
Editorial Boards of Journals