Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > OVP Announces New Partner

Abstract:
Early-stage venture capital firm OVP Venture Partners (OVP) announced today that Mark Ashida has joined its investing team. Mr. Ashida will focus on security, networking and infrastructure investments, building upon his broad technology industry experience and his most recent experience as General Manager of Windows Enterprise Networking at Microsoft Corp.

OVP Announces New Partner

KIRKLAND, WA | Posted on February 28th, 2007

"Mark is the best of all worlds - a strategic thinker with operational experience. He has a deep understanding of technology, markets and competition but at the same time can maintain a high-level strategic focus," said OVP General Partner and NVCA board member Chad Waite. "We're thrilled to have him join our team."

Mr. Ashida brings 25 years of technology expertise and management experience to OVP, deepening and broadening the firm's unique balance of investing and operating experience among its partners. Prior to joining OVP, Mr. Ashida served as General Manager of Windows Enterprise Networking at Microsoft Corp. There he was responsible for Microsoft's networking infrastructure and security servers, representing over $450 million in enterprise sales. He was also responsible for Network Access Protection, or NAP, a new feature included in Vista and in the upcoming Windows Longhorn Server.

Prior to Microsoft, Mr. Ashida was Chief Operating Officer at InterTrust, a public digital rights management company sold to Philips for $453 million in 2002. Mr. Ashida has also been a turnaround CEO for a number of networking security and software startups in Silicon Valley. He graduated from Harvard Business School and Pomona College and resides in Seattle with his family.

####

About OVP Venture Partners
For over 24 years, OVP Venture Partners has led the drive into new, high-growth technology markets in the Pacific Northwest. OVP’s strategy of focusing on early stage investments in defined spaces has yielded proven results; the firm’s record of 52 liquidity events – including 22 IPOs – leads the region. The OVP team has a passion for working with ground-breaking entrepreneurs and high-caliber investors, and is known for its track record and personal integrity. OVP has over $750 million in capital under management and is currently investing its seventh fund.

OVP has offices in Seattle and Portland and concentrates on opportunities at the intersection of technology’s next big waves and foundational strengths native to the region. The firm’s recent activity has included deals in communications, software, security, semiconductors, digital biology, and nanotechnology.

The OVP team includes investing partners Chad Waite, Lucinda Stewart, Mark Ashida, Rick LeFaivre and Carl Weissman in Seattle and Gerry Langeler, Dave Chen and John Hull in Portland. Chad Waite serves on the Board of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
OVP Venture Partners
Sara Morris, 206-851-5590

Copyright © Business Wire

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Investments/IPO's/Splits

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. to Present at Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference August 27th, 2014

Harris & Harris Group Letter to Shareholders on Website August 19th, 2014

Harris & Harris Group to Host Conference Call on Second-Quarter 2014 Financial Results on August 15, 2014 August 12th, 2014

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. to Present at Canaccord Genuity 34th Annual Growth Conference August 11th, 2014

Announcements

Leading European communications companies and research organizations have launched an EU project developing the future 5th Generation cellular mobile networks August 28th, 2014

Ultra-Low Frequency Vibration Isolation Stabilizes Scanning Tunneling Microscopy at UCLA’s Nano-Research Group August 28th, 2014

Novel 'butterfly' molecule could build new sensors, photoenergy conversion devices August 28th, 2014

New technique uses fraction of measurements to efficiently find quantum wave functions August 28th, 2014

Appointments/Promotions/New hires/Resignations/Deaths

Nanometrics CFO to Resign for New Job Opportunity August 8th, 2014

California Nanotechnologies Appoints Dr. Enrique Lavernia to the Board August 6th, 2014

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering™: Brand-new journal names editor July 29th, 2014

Organometallics welcomes new editor-in-chief: Paul Chirik, Ph.D. July 22nd, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE