Mr. Kamran Elahian: (Chairman & Co-Founder) is a veteran entrepreneur with over twenty-eight years of experience in the high-tech industry. Kamran has co-founded ten high-tech companies, one venture capital firm and two non-profit organizations:
* CAE Systems (1981)- a software company; acquired by Tektronix Corporation for $75M.
* Cirrus Logic (1984)- a fabless semiconductor company; IPO at $150M valuation.
* Momenta (1989)- a pen-based computer company; failed within three years.
* NeoMagic (1993)- a mobile multimedia IC company; IPO at $300M valuation.
* Planetweb (1996)- a communications software Company for Internet appliances.
* Centillium Communications (1997)- a telecommunications IC; IPO at $700M valuation.
* Actelis Networks (1999) - a broadband telecommunications systems company.
* Global Catalyst Partners (1999) - a global venture capital fund for investments in communication product companies.
* Informative (1999) - a customer feedback solutions software company.
* Entopia (1999) - a knowledge management software company.
* Greenfield Networks (2001) - a communications IC company.
Kamran also co-founded Schools Online (1996), a non-profit public charity organization with the goal of bringing the Internet to every school in the world, and co-founded the Global Catalyst Foundation (2000), a private philanthropic foundation.
Kamran is currently the Chairman of Centillium Communications, Planetweb, Greenfield Networks, Entopia, Actelis Networks, the Global Catalyst Foundation and Schools Online.
Kamran received a BS in Computer Science, a BS in Mathematics (at the age of twenty) and a Masters of Engineering degree in Computer Graphics from the University of Utah.
For more information on Kamran's life and career, please visit www.kamranelahian.com.