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OVP Venture Partners
The OVP model is simple but distinct: invest in seed and first-round stage deals and develop those businesses from start to finish. Our hallmark is bringing a deep partnership to every deal we do. Not only is an OVP partner on the board of each company we back, but a second partner serves as “second chair” to give greater coverage and attention to each investment.

We originate and lead our investments and support them by establishing terms and conditions, recruiting management, making introductions to other VCs and developing strategic alliances that foster the growth of a founder’s business plan. OVP partners take the raw clay and build the statue—we help, advise, support, question and guide innovative entrepreneurs.

Our investments are concentrated in communications, software, digital media, security, semiconductors, digital biology, cleantech and nanotechnology. Our track record of 52 liquidity events – including 22 IPOs – leads the region.

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Gerry Langeler joined OVP Venture Partners in 1992 and focuses on investments in the semiconductor, software, imaging and digital biology sectors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ambric, Carbonflow, Collaborative Software Initiative, Max-Viz, M2E Power and Viral Logic Systems Technology (VLST) and is a Board Observer to Advanced Inquiry Systems, SafeHarbor, and Serus.

Prior to joining OVP, Gerry was co-founder of Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) in Portland, OR in 1981. There he served as President, and over eleven years helped lead Mentor through its IPO to over $400M in worldwide sales and over $1B in market capitalization. He began his technology career at Tektronix.

Gerry received his AB in Chemistry from Cornell University and his MBA from Harvard University. He is the author of The Vision Trap (Harvard Business Review, 3/92). He also authored a chapter in Venture Capital Best Practices (Aspatore Books, 2005). Gerry serves on the Advisory Board of Highway 12 Ventures in Boise, Idaho.

He is the father of two boys, and enjoys skiing (when his knees can stand it) and golf.

Representative Investments
Xilinx Xilinx is a leading supplier of Programmable Logic solutions.
Tigo Energy Tigo Energy increases output power, up-time, and reliability on existing and new solar installations, resulting in a faster return on investment and lower cost of ownership.
Napera Networks Napera Networks is a 100% channel-driven company, focused on helping small and medium sized enterprises succeed at network security.
Dolphin Dolphin provides quality imaging, diagnostic and management solutions for dental-specialty practices and institutions. An industry leader since 1988, we offer advanced software solutions and unrivaled service.

Gerry participated in the FundingPost event: Portland VC and Angel Event on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in OR, Sponsored by Perkins Coie, Oregon Angel Fund, SocialRadius

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