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Kamran Elahian is a veteran entrepreneur with over 29 years of experience in the high-tech industry. He is currently Chairman of Global Catalyst Partners, a global venture capital fund for investments in communication product companies, which he co-founded in 1999.
Kamran co-founded ten companies: CAE Systems ('81) a design automation software company; acquired by Tektronix for $75M, Cirrus Logic ('84) a fabless semiconductor company; IPO at $150M valuation, Momenta ('89) a pen-based computer company; failed within 3 years, NeoMagic ('93) a mobile multimedia IC company; IPO at $300M valuation, PlanetWeb ('96) a software company for Internet appliances, Centillium Communications ('97) a communication IC company; IPO at $700M valuation, Actelis Networks ('99) a broadband communications systems company, Informative ('99) a customer feedback solutions software company, Entopia ('99) a knowledge management software company; failed within 6 years, and Greenfield Networks ('01) a communication IC company; acquired by Cisco Systems in 2006.
Kamran also founded Schools Online ('96) a non-profit public charity organization (with the goal to bring the Internet to disadvantaged schools in the world); which merged with Relief International ('03). He also co-founded Global Catalyst Foundation ('00), a private philanthropic foundation.
Kamran is currently the Chairman of Centillium Communications, Planetweb, Actelis Networks, Global Catalyst Foundation and Relief International - Schools Online, and is on the board of Beceem Communications, Ikoa, Melodis and Yoomba.
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