SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Pat Romanski, Yeshim Deniz, Zakia Bouachraoui, Liz McMillan, Janakiram MSV

News Feed Item

3i Attracts Global Industry Leaders to New Venture Advisory Board

3i Attracts Global Industry Leaders to New Venture Advisory Board

MENLO PARK, Calif., WALTHAM, Mass., and NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- 3i, world leading venture capital and private equity firm, is building on its strong position in the VC market with the launch of its inaugural Venture Capital Advisory Board. This impressive group of technology visionaries and venture capital leaders from all over the world will work alongside 3i VC partners, to encourage entrepreneurship.

Jo Taylor, 3i VC Managing Partner, explained: "In this powerful endorsement of 3i's global network, 3i has brought together an elite group of individuals, who will work with us to support 3i-backed IT and healthcare companies. This symbiotic relationship allows sharing of insight and experience and provides opportunities for Advisory Board members to invest alongside 3i in highly innovative young companies worldwide."

The new Advisory Board members include: -- Dr. Ahmad Bahai, Co-inventor of Multicarrier CDMA, world-renowned researcher in wireless; Chief Technologist, National Semiconductor; Adjunct Professor, Stanford and UC Berkeley -- Eric Benhamou, Chairman, 3Com, Palm, Cypress Semiconductor; member, Joint High Level Advisory Panel of the US-Israeli Science and Technology Commission -- Ron Dollens, retired President and CEO, Guidant; Director, ABIOMED Corporation; Chairman, Kinetic Concepts Inc.; and Director, Alliance for Aging Research, Butler University -- Hossein Eslambolchi, Entrepreneur and Advisor to Silicon Valley firms and Technology Evangelist; former CTO, AT&T, responsible for its transformation, holding 700 global patents -- Adj. Prof. Dr. Martin Haemmig, international researcher, lecturer and consultant on "Globalization of Venture Capital" advising global organizations, corporations and investors -- David Nagel, former President/CEO, PalmSource; CTO, AT&T and President of AT&T Labs; SVP, Apple Computer; Head, NASA Ames Research Center Aerospace Human Factors Research Division; member of President Clinton's Advisory Committee on Information Technology; member of NATO's Advisory Group for Aerospace R&D -- Paul Saffo, distinguished futurist and thought leader; director, Institute for the Future (think tank); Chair, Samsung Science Advisory Board, and consulting professor, Stanford University -- Dr. Sachio Semmoto, founder, eAccess; co-founder, DDI; senior management roles at both NTT and Kyocera, also founder and CEO of 3.5G mobile broadband operator, eMobile Ltd. -- Yossi Vardi, one of Israel's early entrepreneurs, founded and helped build over 40 high tech companies; founding investor of ICQ, first Internet wide instant messaging and advisor to AOL and Amazon

Upon joining 3i's Advisory Board, Dr. Martin Haemmig, added "It's a great privilege to work closely with 3i and fellow board members and apply my expertise to help the firm develop and benchmark global best practice in venture capital. The US has historically led the way in the successful use of advisory boards and with the high caliber of 3i's new board, this should ultimately lead to a strong footprint in all key venture hotbeds around the globe and the creation of world-class companies which create substantial value for their customers and investors."

Working with 3i global partners, Advisory Board Members will have a share in 3i's interest in helping dynamic entrepreneurs to exploit market opportunities and grow their businesses internationally. Advisory Board members will offer strategic insight in their specific fields of excellence to 3i portfolio companies, help 3i during the due diligence process and assist with sourcing the best entrepreneurs and start-ups, especially at an early stage of development.

The first meeting of the Advisory Board will take place over two days in mid-October. Advisory Board members will also take part in relevant 3i sponsored industry events. This program commences with Ron Dollens speaking alongside 3i at the upcoming MedTech Insight conference in Boston, October 18 - 20, 2006.

This announcement builds on a year of success for 3i's global venture capital team and its portfolio, with multimillion-dollar trade sales including Arakis (Sosei), UbiNetics (CSR and Aeroflex), and Kudos Pharmaceuticals (AstraZeneca), with many successful IPOs including Interhyp (online mortgage broker) and Magix software.

For further information, contact: Katja Gehrt 650.470.3210 [email protected] Notes to Editors About 3i

3i is a world leader in venture capital and private equity. We focus on Buyouts, Growth Capital and Venture Capital and invest across Europe, in the United States and in Asia. Our competitive advantage comes from our international network and the strength and breadth of our relationships in business. These underpin the value that we deliver to our portfolio and to our shareholders.

3i's Venture Capital business focuses on investing in scaleable start-up and early-stage businesses. The business currently manages investments across Europe, US, Asia and Israel valued in excess of $1bn. 3i's VC investments fall into four main industry sectors, including healthcare, telecommunications, software and electronics / semiconductors. For more information, go to

This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit


CONTACT: Katja Gehrt, 3i, +1-650-470-3210, [email protected]

Web site:

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Financial enterprises in New York City, London, Singapore, and other world financial capitals are embracing a new generation of smart, automated FinTech that eliminates many cumbersome, slow, and expensive intermediate processes from their businesses. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 23rd CloudEXPO, June 24-26, 2019 at Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA will find fresh new content in full new FinTech & Enterprise Blockchain track.
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
As you know, enterprise IT conversation over the past year have often centered upon the open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In fact, Kubernetes has emerged as the key technology -- and even primary platform -- of cloud migrations for a wide variety of organizations. Kubernetes is critical to forward-looking enterprises that continue to push their IT infrastructures toward maximum functionality, scalability, and flexibility. As they do so, IT professionals are also embr...
In today's always-on world, customer expectations have changed. Competitive differentiation is delivered through rapid software innovations, the ability to respond to issues quickly and by releasing high-quality code with minimal interruptions. DevOps isn't some far off goal; it's methodologies and practices are a response to this demand. The demand to go faster. The demand for more uptime. The demand to innovate. In this keynote, we will cover the Nutanix Developer Stack. Built from the foundat...
CloudEXPO has been the M&A capital for Cloud companies for more than a decade with memorable acquisition news stories which came out of CloudEXPO expo floor. DevOpsSUMMIT New York faculty member Greg Bledsoe shared his views on IBM's Red Hat acquisition live from NASDAQ floor. Acquisition news was announced during CloudEXPO New York which took place November 12-13, 2019 in New York City.
AI and machine learning disruption for Enterprises started happening in the areas such as IT operations management (ITOPs) and Cloud management and SaaS apps. In 2019 CIOs will see disruptive solutions for Cloud & Devops, AI/ML driven IT Ops and Cloud Ops. Customers want AI-driven multi-cloud operations for monitoring, detection, prevention of disruptions. Disruptions cause revenue loss, unhappy users, impacts brand reputation etc.
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
BMC has unmatched experience in IT management, supporting 92 of the Forbes Global 100, and earning recognition as an ITSM Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for five years running. Our solutions offer speed, agility, and efficiency to tackle business challenges in the areas of service management, automation, operations, and the mainframe.
The graph represents a network of 1,329 Twitter users whose recent tweets contained "#DevOps", or who were replied to or mentioned in those tweets, taken from a data set limited to a maximum of 18,000 tweets. The network was obtained from Twitter on Thursday, 10 January 2019 at 23:50 UTC. The tweets in the network were tweeted over the 7-hour, 6-minute period from Thursday, 10 January 2019 at 16:29 UTC to Thursday, 10 January 2019 at 23:36 UTC. Additional tweets that were mentioned in this...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio a...
Technology has changed tremendously in the last 20 years. From onion architectures to APIs to microservices to cloud and containers, the technology artifacts shipped by teams has changed. And that's not all - roles have changed too. Functional silos have been replaced by cross-functional teams, the skill sets people need to have has been redefined and the tools and approaches for how software is developed and delivered has transformed. When we move from highly defined rigid roles and systems to ...
After years of investments and acquisitions, CloudBlue was created with the goal of building the world's only hyperscale digital platform with an increasingly infinite ecosystem and proven go-to-market services. The result? An unmatched platform that helps customers streamline cloud operations, save time and money, and revolutionize their businesses overnight. Today, the platform operates in more than 45 countries and powers more than 200 of the world's largest cloud marketplaces, managing mo...
Docker and Kubernetes are key elements of modern cloud native deployment automations. After building your microservices, common practice is to create docker images and create YAML files to automate the deployment with Docker and Kubernetes. Writing these YAMLs, Dockerfile descriptors are really painful and error prone.Ballerina is a new cloud-native programing language which understands the architecture around it - the compiler is environment aware of microservices directly deployable into infra...
The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential. DevOpsSUMMIT at CloudEXPO expands the DevOps community, enable a wide sharing of knowledge, and educate delegates and technology providers alike.
The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected pat...