On August 3, Silicon Catalyst presented a Semiconductor Fire Side Chat at the TechCode in Mountain View, CA.
How is the semiconductor industry startup growth?
Semiconductor has been the hub of Silicon Valley growth since the 90s . Lately we have seen a significant shift in the growth and rise of this industry. While the emrging technology sector has grabbed the attendtion of Silcion Valley VCs , the depth and the growth still depends on the semi conductor sector.
Come join us for an evening with two of the leading VC firms and explore what holds this industry so strong and how today's VCs view this sector both as a Capital Venture as well as a Corporate venture Firm .
Joining us for an evening with : Dado Bananto fro Tallwood Venture Capital and Rajesh Swaminathan from Applied Ventures
Dado Banatao is the managing partner of Tallwood Venture Capital. With his past experiences as an entrepreneur, Dado provides Tallwood with a unique perspective intechnology investments. Tallwood invests in unique and hard-to- do semiconductor technology solutions for computing, communication, and consumer platforms.
Prior to forming Tallwood, Dado was a venture partner at the Mayfield Fund. He co-founded three technology startups: S3 (SBLU), Chips & Technologies (INTC) and Mostron. He also held positions in engineering and general management at NationalSemiconductor, Seeq Technologies, Intersil and Commodore International. Dado pioneered the PC chip set and graphics acceleration architecture that continue to be twoof the foundation technologies in every PC today. As an engineer, he is credited with developing several key semiconductor technologies and is regarded as a Silicon Valley visionary.
Rajesh Swaminathan is the Investment Director at Applied Ventures LLC. At Applied Ventures, Rajesh focuses on investments in Cleantech, IoT, Medical Devices, Metal 3D Printing and AR/ VR. Prior to joining Applied Materials, he worked at Third Point LLC developing the firm’s venture and public investment strategy in Cleantech. Mr. Swaminathan was previously at Deutsche Bank’s investment banking group in the renewable energy team. At Bell Labs, he drove several successful partnerships with Nanotech startups. He holds an MBA from Harvard, an MS from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras where he was awarded the President of India medal of excellence.
This event is organized by Silicon Catalyst, the industry's first incubator for semiconductor solution start-ups, and Techcode- an Accelerator for AI start-ups .