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Applied Ventures, LLC is the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Inc., (*Nasdaq: AMAT), the global leader in nanomanufacturing technology solutions with a broad portfolio of innovative equipment, service and software products for the fabrication of semiconductor chips, flat panel displays, solar photovoltaic cells, flexible electronics and energy efficient glass. At Applied Materials, we apply nanomanufacturing technology to improve the way people live.
Applied Ventures invests in high-growth, early stage technology companies. We are driven by both financial and strategic objectives, and our mission is to profitably invest in companies that provide a window on technologies that advance the semiconductor and related industries. The fund focuses on companies pursuing technologies and markets that provide a natural extension to Applied Materials' core business in addition to innovations that stimulate the growth of applications for semiconductors, displays and related products and services.
Applied Ventures, LLC
Annette Finsterbusch is a director for Applied Ventures in the Corporate Business Development group of Applied Materials since 2004, responsible for identifying, recommending and managing venture capital investments. She is also a Kauffman Fellow.
Prior to joining Applied Materials, Ms. Finsterbusch was the CEO at MindShadow.com, a technology spin-out of DaimlerChrysler's Research and Technology Center. Prior to that position, Ms. Finsterbusch was an investment manager for DaimlerChrysler Venture Capital since 2001, responsible for enterprise software investments. Ms. Finsterbusch also had previously worked for Applied Materials, leading its business development efforts in Russia, Belarus and Armenia from 1996 through 2000, chartering the company's first office in Moscow.
Ms. Finsterbusch's philanthropic directorships include seats on both the Board of Directors for the Junior League of San Jose and the Exception Women Executives of San Jose State University.
Ms. Finsterbusch received a Bachelor of Science in economics and geology from the University of Houston and a Master's in Business Administration in Strategy and Finance from San Jose State University, where she was honored with the Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award in 2004.
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