Ron Jankov
Founder and CEO

Mike Tate
Partner

 
Ron is a successful technology entrepreneur and highly respected executive and investor who has managed and guided several companies through high growth.
 
Ron was an investor, CEO and Board Director of NetLogic Microsystems from 2000 to 2012, where he led the company from its pre-revenue stage to becoming an established high-growth technology leader. He took it through its IPO in 2004, and led the company’s sale to Broadcom Corp. for $3.7 billion. He subsequently joined Broadcom to lead the Processors and Wireless Infrastructure division. Prior to NetLogic, Ron also served as the VP of Sales and General Manager of the Multimedia Division at NeoMagic Corporation. In 1990, Ron founded Accell Corporation, which was later acquired by Cyrix.

Ron currently serves on the Board of Directors of Xilinx, Knowles Corporation, nusemi and Platinum Roofing, and has invested in several companies in healthcare, education, real estate and technology. 
 
Mike served as CFO of a Annapurna Labs, Ltd., semiconductor company that had a successful liquidity event in 2015.
 
Prior to that, Mike was CFO of NetLogic Microsystems, a publicly traded semiconductor company. During Mike’s tenure, NetLogic enjoyed over 400% revenue growth, five successful acquisitions, and the sale of NetLogic to Broadcom for $3.7 billion. Prior to NetLogic, Mike was VP and  Interim CFO of Marvell Technology, a public semiconductor company, where he managed numerous acquisitions and debt financing while Marvell grew its revenues and employees by over 800%. He joined Marvell as part of Marvell's $2.7 billion acquisition of Galileo Technology, where he served as CFO.
 
Mike also is a Founder Circle’s member of the Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Mike graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1988 with honors.

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Kelvin Khoo
Partner

Roland Cortes
Partner

 
Roland was most recently General Counsel, VP and Secretary at NetLogic Microsystems, a publicly traded semiconductor company.

Roland was responsible for all legal matters at NetLogic including overseeing several rounds of private equity financing, the company's IPO in 2004, several acquisitions, the development of NetLogic’s patent portfolio from zero to more than 800 worldwide patents, filings and international registrations, and the eventual acquisition of NetLogic by Broadcom Corporation.

Prior to NetLogic, Roland was an intellectual property attorney with Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP, and held engineering positions at IDT and ULSI Microsystems. 

Roland has a Law degree from Santa Clara University, is licensed to practice in California, and is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has a BSEE from the University of California, Davis. 
Kelvin is a corporate/business development executive with a successful track record of having negotiated and executed on over $7 billion of M&A transactions.
 
He was VP of Business Development at NetLogic Microsystems where he was responsible for M&A, strategic investments and corporate strategy. He helped drive and execute on a successful growth strategy that contributed to NetLogic growing 5-fold in 6 years and led to its successful $3.7 billion sale to Broadcom in 2012. Kelvin subsequently led M&A activities for Broadcom’s PWI division. 
 
Following Broadcom, Kelvin served as VP of Business Development at nusemi, a startup developing the industry’s first 100 Gigabit interconnect technology, which was successfully acquired by Cadence in 2017. He is currently VP of Business Development at a stealth software startup. He has also served as an advisor or business development consultant at several technology companies including Samsung, Cadence, Kew Capital, Alvand (acquired by Apple), Accton, Afa Tech (acquired by Novatek), Graphcore, Compound Photonics, Zentera, Efinix and XMOS. 
 
He has an MSEE from the University of California, Berkeley and BSEE from Washington State University.

Chris O'Reilly
Entrepreneur in Residence

 

 
Chris is a seasoned entrepreneur with extensive experience leading and driving domestic and international sales, marketing, and application engineering organizations. 
 
Chris was Corporate VP of Marketing for NetLogic Microsystems where he helped drive NetLogic from pre-revenue in 1999 to $400 million per year of growth in 2011 prior to Broadcom’s $3.7 billion acquisition, which closed in February 2012. He led worldwide marketing activities for a broad family of products addressing a wide range of end markets, including data centers, cloud computing, service providers, network security, enterprise networking and automotive. Chris also successfully launched and grew multiple new organic businesses while at NetLogic. Subsequent to the Broadcom acquisition, Chris remained at Broadcom leading marketing and application engineering for the Processors and Wireless Infrastructure division. 
 
Prior to NetLogic, Chris held various Microprocessor, Microcontroller, and ASIC marketing management roles at Hitachi Semiconductor.  Chris graduated with a BSEE from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1996.