Bay Partners Names Dino Vendetti General Partner

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Bay Partners

    CUPERTINO, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Partners, a leading
 early-stage technology venture capital firm, announced today that
 Dino Vendetti has joined the firm as a General Partner.  As with all of the
 firm's partners, Dino has a strong operational background in fundamental
 technology companies, with over 15 years of experience in wireless, optical
 and networking technology.  This addition further reinforces the broad
 hands-on operational knowledge the firm brings to its investments.
     Most recently, Dino managed communications investments for Vulcan
 Ventures.  Prior to Vulcan, Dino spent 15 years in the wireless communications
 industry including positions as Vice President of Product Management at
 Metawave Communications, Director of Business Development and Product
 Management of Qualcomm, and various management positions with US WEST
 Cellular.  Additionally, Dino was a RF Systems Engineer for TRW developing
 satellite and communications systems and a researcher at the Naval Ocean
 Systems Center in the advanced laser and optics laboratory.
     "Dino's experience and technical knowledge will greatly enhance our
 ability to understand and predict future trends in the wireless, data
 networking and optical industries," said Neal Dempsey, General Partner Bay
 Partners.
     Dino holds a MBA and MSEE from the University of Washington and earned his
 BSEE from San Diego State University.
 
     About Bay Partners
     Bay Partners is a venture capital firm active in early-stage fundamental
 technology investing, funding over 200 companies since 1976.  The firm's most
 important differentiator is its depth and breadth of operational expertise,
 spanning technology, sales, marketing, business development, and financial,
 legal, and general management.  Recent Bay Partners portfolio success stories
 include Exodus Communications, Informatica, Digital Island, Brocade
 Communications, and SonicWALL.
 
 

SOURCE Bay Partners
    CUPERTINO, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Partners, a leading
 early-stage technology venture capital firm, announced today that
 Dino Vendetti has joined the firm as a General Partner.  As with all of the
 firm's partners, Dino has a strong operational background in fundamental
 technology companies, with over 15 years of experience in wireless, optical
 and networking technology.  This addition further reinforces the broad
 hands-on operational knowledge the firm brings to its investments.
     Most recently, Dino managed communications investments for Vulcan
 Ventures.  Prior to Vulcan, Dino spent 15 years in the wireless communications
 industry including positions as Vice President of Product Management at
 Metawave Communications, Director of Business Development and Product
 Management of Qualcomm, and various management positions with US WEST
 Cellular.  Additionally, Dino was a RF Systems Engineer for TRW developing
 satellite and communications systems and a researcher at the Naval Ocean
 Systems Center in the advanced laser and optics laboratory.
     "Dino's experience and technical knowledge will greatly enhance our
 ability to understand and predict future trends in the wireless, data
 networking and optical industries," said Neal Dempsey, General Partner Bay
 Partners.
     Dino holds a MBA and MSEE from the University of Washington and earned his
 BSEE from San Diego State University.
 
     About Bay Partners
     Bay Partners is a venture capital firm active in early-stage fundamental
 technology investing, funding over 200 companies since 1976.  The firm's most
 important differentiator is its depth and breadth of operational expertise,
 spanning technology, sales, marketing, business development, and financial,
 legal, and general management.  Recent Bay Partners portfolio success stories
 include Exodus Communications, Informatica, Digital Island, Brocade
 Communications, and SonicWALL.
 
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