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richard irving

Managing Partner

Richard Irving is based in Silicon Valley and co-founded Pond Venture Partners in 1997 bringing 30 years' experience in venture capital, business management, marketing and engineering with over 30 start-ups in US, Israel, UK, France, Ireland, Spain, Japan, Taiwan, & China. Richard has driven value creation of over $3B in IPOs, acquisitions, and private financings & have 15 years tech operating experience including full P&L responsibility.

Expertise includes wireless, systems, IOT, augmented and virtual reality, hardware, software, water, energy efficiency, semiconductors & materials. 

Current Boards: Chairman of Emefcy Ltd. (Israel), wastewater treatment; ACCO Semiconductor (Sunnyvale, Paris), CMOS power amplifiers; Alces (3D camera); Mantis Vision (Israel - 3D technology), Sensifree (Israel - heartrate sensor).  
Prior Boards include: picoChip (acquired by Mindspeed 2/12), Nanotech Semiconductor (acquired by Gennum 4/11, now Semtech), 4Home (acquired by Motorola Mobility 12/10), Gigle Networks (acquired by Broadcom 12/10), Transitive (acquired by IBM 12/08), Microcosm Communications (acquired by Conexant 1/00, now Intel).
Prior roles: Brooktree (P&L responsibility & IPO), AMD, Bell Labs; BSEE, MSEE.