Adams Street Partners
Adams Street Partners is one of the largest managers of private equity for institutional investors. Adams Street Partners manages over $25 billion of committed capital. With a globally integrated investment platform, ASP is committed to understanding the entire private equity landscape and accessing the most attractive investment opportunities.
Dave is a Partner, and invests in venture and growth-oriented companies with a focus on the technology space.
Dave sits on the Board of Directors fo Atlantis Computing, Damballa, Five9 (NASDAQ:FIVN), KPG, LogRythm, Matrixx Software, Mintigo and ThreatMetrix. He is also involved in Adams Streets' investements in APT, At-Hoc, Rimini Street, ServiceMax and SpiceWorks. Dave’s past investments include: AVG (NYSE: “AVG”), Brigthroll (Acquired by Yahoo), Excellergy (Acquired by Brinvest), Jaspersoft (Acquired by Tibco), Jungo Software (Acquired by NDS), MxLogic (Acquired by McAfee), Solomio (Acquired by Openwave), Sportgenic (Acquired by Glam Media) and Vividence (Acquired by Keynote).
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create Internet solutions that allow individuals, companies, and countries to increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and strengthen competitive advantage. The Cisco name has become synonymous with the Internet, as well as with the productivity improvements that Internet business solutions provide. At Cisco, our vision is to change the way people work, live, play and learn.
Cisco Unified Computing System unifies network, compute, and virtualization resources into a single system that delivers end-to-end optimization for virtualized environments while retaining the ability to support traditional OS and application stacks in physical environments.
El Dorado Ventures
Charles is an accomplished venture capital investor who has been with EDV since 1999. His primary focus is on companies with the potential to radically change the capabilities, cost/performance and energy efficiency of datacenters and enterprise computing environments. This includes companies in the systems, storage and cloud computing sectors. Prior to joining EDV, Charles served as a partner at Piper Jaffray Ventures, where he helped manage the firm’s technology venture capital funds. Charles gained early venture capital experience at Scripps Ventures, where he helped design and implement an early-stage investment strategy for a newly formed venture fund. Early in his career, Charles was involved with the design and implementation of healthcare IT systems at the Mayo Clinic, including Mayo’s first radiology information system. In addition to his for-profit boards, Charles serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Camp Chippewa Foundation, and works actively with several other education-based non-profits. Charles received a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Colby College and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
Nicolas El Baze
Prior to Partech, Nicolas spent 15 years as an entrepreneur and was a co-founder of several Partech-funded companies: Softway International (acq. by ITway), Softway Systems (acq. by Microsoft), and ISDnet (acq. by Cable & Wireless). Nicolas also led the Softway Venture Development activity which resulted in the incubation of several successful start-ups in the U.S. and Europe including: RightPoint (acq. by E.piphany), MultiMania (IPO—acq. by Lycos Europe), and LibertySurf (IPO—acq. by Tiscali). Nicolas also served on the boards of Meiosys (IBM), Akimbi (VMware), Pantero (Progress Software), ClearApp (Oracle), and Q-Layer (Sun Microsystems).Nicolas received an MBA from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris, France and attended the International Management Program at both UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and Universität zu Köln, Germany.
Tan Sri Rashid Manaf
Investor, Attorney at Law