Yatin Mundkur focuses on early-stage Technology and Medtech investments. As a Partner of Artiman Ventures, he is currently on the boards of Cellworks, InfiniteZ, Pricelock, Prysm, Virident Systems and XTRM.
Before joining Artiman Ventures in 2004 as a Partner, Yatin was Managing Director at TeleSoft Partners, where he led investments in over twenty companies, in the early stage semiconductor and software sectors. Prior to joining TeleSoft Partners, Yatin founded and served as President of Equator Technologies, a developer of Programmable MediaProcessors. His prior experience also includes VP/Group Manager at Conexant, and Chief Architect/Design Manager at Sun Microsystems, Ross Technology and Cypress Semiconductor.
Yatin has over 17 years of overall experience working with technology companies in venture capital. He also holds ten patents in areas of computer architectures, digital consumer electronics, semiconductor design, and software.
Yatin holds a B.S.E.E. from MSU of Baroda, India, and a M.S.E.E. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Tim joined Partech International in 2001.
Between 1997 and 2001, Tim was the Chief Marketing Officer for Digital Island (ISLD) a Partech portfolio company. The company was acquired in 2001 for $350M. Prior to Digital Island, Tim was a General Manager at Lucent Technology where he led the international voice communications product management team (now Avaya) with P&L for product lines generating over $2B in annual sales. Before Lucent, Tim held a variety of senior management positions within AT&T (North America and Australia) and AT&T Bell Labs from 1983-1995.
His current boards include Invensense (in IPO registration), Prysm, Five9s, LedEngin, Array Converter , and Acco Semiconductor. Previous investments include Teknovus (Broadcom) and Ario Data (Xyratek).
He graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Bowdoin College receiving his undergraduate degree in Physics. He received his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business where he was named a Fuqua Scholar.
Amit brings over 20 years of executive management, technological and entrepreneurial experience to the Prysm team. With a proven track record of growing successful technology-related businesses, and a career that spans the data-storage, high-end optical telecommunication, and low-cost datacom devices industries, Amit is well versed in the integration of technologies and manufacturing processes.
Before founding Prysm, Amit was CEO of Bigbear Network and the co-founder and CEO of Versatile Optical Networks, which was acquired by Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. At Vitesse, Amit led the Optical Systems Division as Vice President and General Manager until the division was acquired by Avanex Corporation. Amit holds a BS in Physics, as well as BSEE, MSEE and MBA degrees.
Since 2005, Dr. Hajjar has pioneered Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) technology, working with multidisciplinary technologists and business people in the U.S. and around the globe. Dr. Hajjar has registered more than 40 U.S. and worldwide patents and has a proven record of success in taking optical-based technologies from inception to high-volume manufacturing.
Prior to Prysm, Dr. Hajjar served as Vice President/GM of Transmission Subsystems with Avanex Corporation and Vice President of Technology with Vitesse Semiconductor. Dr. Hajjar was Chief Technology Officer and founder of Versatile Optical Networks prior to its acquisition by Vitesse, and later Avanex. Dr. Hajjar held management positions with TeraStor Corporation and the Eastman Kodak Company. He also held research positions at the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona and IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center. Roger holds a Ph.D, M.S. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona and a B.S.in Electrical Engineering from Boston University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.