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Since 1983, Battery has been investing in technology and innovation worldwide. The firm partners with entrepreneurs
and management teams across technology sectors, geographies and stages of a company's life, from start-up and
expansion financing, to growth equity and buyouts. Battery has supported many breakthrough companies around the world,
including: Airespace (acquired by Cisco), Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM), BladeLogic (acquired by BMC), Cbeyond
(NASDAQ: CBEY), LIFFE (acquired by Euronext), MaxLinear (NYSE: MXL), MetroPCS (NYSE: PCS) and Neoteris (acquired by
Netscreen). Its current portfolio includes firms such as Angie's List, Bazaarvoice, Blue Kai, Exact Target,
GreenBytes, Groupon, Jelli, ITA Software, Modular Wind Energy, Opscode, SafetyWeb, Smooth-Stone and VSS Monitoring.
From offices in Boston, Silicon Valley and Israel, Battery manages nearly $4B in committed capital, including its
current fund of $750M. For more information, visit www.battery.com
A 20-year veteran in the venture industry, Ken joined Battery in 1995. He manages Battery's Menlo Park office and focuses on investments in communications infrastructure equipment, clean tech and advanced materials, and semiconductor companies. Since joining Battery, he has led the firmís investments in Airespace (acquired by Cisco), Advanced Analogic Technologies (NASDAQ: AATI), Amalfi Semiconductor, Aurora Networks, Lara Networks (acquired by Cypress Semiconductor), MaxLinear, Optichron, Packet Engines (acquired by Alcatel), SigmaTel (NASDAQ: SGTL), Smooth-Stone, and Zenverge.
Prior to joining Battery in 1995, Ken spent 10 years in venture capital at Patricof & Co. Ventures and Berkeley International Capital Corporation. Before starting his venture capital career in 1985, he worked in product management at Advanced Micro Devices and in engineering management at Teradyne and Fairchild Semiconductor. Ken holds a BS and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Ken is currently on the Venture Capital Advisory Board for the Fabless Semiconductor Association.
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