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Founded in 1982, Partech International is a leading global venture capital firm with offices in the U.S., Europe and Israel. With $850M under active management, our investment team focuses exclusively on Information Technology. Specific areas where we invest include Software & Internet, Healthcare IT, and Communications & Components. In each of these sectors, our team diligently sources companies with high return potential and disruptive technologies.
It is our belief that "technology is global" and therefore, venture capital must be global. This global way of thinking and investing is not a new strategy for us. We have successfully executed this approach for over twenty years and like to think of ourselves as pioneers of international venture capital. Some of our globally successful companies include: Ascend Communications, Alvarion, Business Objects, Cadence, CSG Systems, Digital Island, Informatica, Pentasafe, VeriFone and Vignette.
Partech's successful "International Venture Model" has been instrumental in building innovative start-ups into global leaders.
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Tom is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Partech International and has over 25 years of investment experience with a successful track record of helping several entrepreneurs build successful technology companies. His investments include Ascend Communications (ASND acq. by Lucent Technologies), Medicode (acq. by Ingenix) and VISICU (EICU). Most recently Tom has led the firm's investment activities in the healthcare IT and financial services sectors.
He also currently serves on the boards of U.C. Berkley’s Entrepreneurs Forum and the World Venture Summit. Tom is an active member of the Health Management Academy (HMA) and an active supporter of the University of San Francisco’s Entrepreneurship Program. As an alumnus, Tom maintains close ties with Stanford Business School as well as Harvard University, where he serves as class secretary.
Tom sits on the board of directors of current portfolio companies Decisionview, Radianse and VISICU.
Tom received an undergraduate degree in Economics from Harvard University, an MS in Accounting from New York University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Tom participated in the FundingPost event: Silicon Valley Early-Stage Venture Investing
on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 in CA, Sponsored by Orrick
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