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Arjun Gupta

Al Howard

Alan Foster

Bill Magill

Chris LeBlanc

Gary Cuccio

George Schmitt

Marcia Burkey

Paul Unruh

Atiq Raza

Edwin Martin

Hagen Hultzsch

Matt Carbonara

Amos Ben-Meir

Bruce Cohen

Mark Himelstein

Alan Foster

Managing Director

Alan has over 18 years of experience working with technology companies in venture capital, engineering, and product management roles. Alan is a Managing Director at TeleSoft focusing on semiconductors, systems and software investments. Alan serves on board of VoiceObjects. He is also an observer on the boards of Education.com, Knowledge Adventure.

Before joining TeleSoft Partners, Alan was a Principal at Berkeley International Capital Corporation. At Berkeley International, Alan worked on 32 investments totaling $380 million of invested capital. A partial investment list includes Catena (acquired by Ciena), iCompression (acquired by GlobeSpan), Silicon Spice (acquired by Broadcom), SiTera (acquired by Vitesse), Continuus Software, Extensity, NetGravity, New Focus, On-Link Technologies, Packeteer, Ramp Networks, Saba Software, Shomiti Systems, Telera, Triscend, Vina Technologies, and XLNT Designs. Prior to Berkeley International, Alan worked in the Circuits and Interconnect Technology group at Silicon Graphics. Previously he held Design and Automation Engineering positions at Apple Computer. Alan started his career at an entrepreneurial laser systems manufacturer designing laser systems, building embedded control systems, and managing product development for medical applications.

Alan received an M.B.A., with Honors, from The Anderson School at UCLA, and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.



Alanf@telesoftvc.com


Investments:
Aarohi Communications (Emulex)
CreekPath Systems (Opsware)
Education.com
Knowledge Adventure
Validity Sensors
VoiceObjects
Xambala
Xpedion Design Systems (Agilent)

 
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