Bobby began his career as one of the five original founders of Cadence Design Systems. A year after CadenceÃ¢Â€Â™s successful IPO, Bobby founded Ocron, a leader in Optical Character Recognition (OCR)technology and document management software. Bobby was chairman and CEO of Ocron until Umax Technologies, Inc. acquired it. He then became part of the Umax team serving as Senior Vice President of Marketing in charge of corporate marketing and investment. Bobby was previously General Partner for Technology Associates Management Company and has served as Chairman and CEO of VA Linux Systems. He is currently the board directors of Zengen, Inc. a bioscience company in southern California, and Penguin Computing, a clustering Linux server manufacturer in San Francisco. He is also on the board of several other companies and professional organizations. Bobby holds an MS in Physics from Georgia State University and an MS in Aeronautics Engineering from Stanford University.
Ryan is a founding member of Storm Ventures. At Storm Ventures, Ryan has focused on enterprise IT, internet and web infrastructure opportunities. He has invested in both semiconductors and components (SandForce and Ignis Optics/acquired by Bookham), as well as well as software (Appcelerator, DeviceVM, Netforensics, Yieldbuild and Kidaro/acquired by Microsoft.) Prior to founding Storm Ventures, Ryan directed the business development activities at E-TEK Dynamics where he focused on building strategic OEM and customer relationships, scaling E-TEK&#8217
BLCK VC, NextRequest, and ROOM8
Appcelerator, AtScale, Crowd Factory, Ignis Optics, Kidaro, MetaRAM, Nufern, SandForce, and XDN