President & CEO
Dr. Elan Amir brings to Bivio broad technology and leadership experience in the networking industry. Dr. Amir joined Bivio Networks in 2003 as CTO. Prior to joining Bivio Networks, Dr. Amir served as CTO for OmniSky Corporation, one of the pioneers in the wireless data applications, software and services sectors. At OmniSky, Dr. Amir oversaw all aspects of the company’s technology development, it’s direction and strategy, intellectual property development, and M&A due diligence.
Prior to OmniSky, Dr. Amir was CTO and VP of Engineering at ProxiNet, one of the first developers of web browsing solutions for mobile devices. ProxiNet was aquired by Puma Technology (now Intellisync corporation) in 1999. Before ProxiNet, Dr. Amir co-founded FastForward Networks, a developer of broadcast media distribution software. FastForward Networks was acquired by Inktomi Corporation in August 2000.
Dr. Amir received his Doctoral and Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Berkeley.
Corporate Vice President, Motorola Global Software Group
Anson Chen is Corporate Vice President of Motorola's Global Software Group responsible for 17 software development centers (4800 developers) worldwide. The key development programs range from mobile handset software, automotive solutions, network infrastructure software for service provider and enterprise networks, to software engineering tools and test technologies.
Prior to joining Motorola, Anson served as Vice President of Research and Development for Netscreen/Juniper's Security Products Group, responsible for the development of NetScreen's entire product line (ASICs, HW, SW) for its firewall, IPSec and SSL virtual private network (VPN) and Intrusion Detection and Prevention technologies and Anti-Virus/Threat-Prevention solutions.
Before joining NetScreen, Anson served as vice president and general manager of Cisco's Network Management and Services Technology Group, responsible for Cisco's Policy Networking and Network Management architecture, products, solutions and partnerships.
During his 12-year tenure at Cisco, Anson has built and led world-class teams in the development of operating systems and protocol software (IOS which runs across Cisco’s routing and switching product lines) and various network infrastructure products for both enterprise and service provider environments. Prior to Cisco, he was part of a team that built VISA's global financial networking infrastructure. Mr. Chen also played lead engineering roles in Unix networking software development at Convergent Technologies/Unisys.
Philip T. Gianos
General Partner, InterWest Partners
Mr. Gianos joined InterWest Partners in 1982, specializing in information technology investments. In addition to his portfolio company board seats, he serves as a director of Xilinx, Ramp Networks and T/R Systems. Mr. Gianos is also director and past president of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists. Prior to joining InterWest, he served in engineering management roles for eight years with IBM, and managed both chip design and systems integration for several IBM office automation products. Mr. Gianos has a foreign systems-level patent and two U.S. patents. He holds both BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard University.
Steven Haley has more than 24 years of experience in building world-class sales and service organizations in the data networking industry. During the past four years he served as founding executive officer and vice president of worldwide operations, sales and service at Juniper Networks (NASDAQ: JNPR), a global leader in IP routers for the core of public and private networks. During this period, Haley's team grew Juniper's annual sales from zero to nearly one billion dollars.
Prior to Juniper, Haley was vice president, worldwide sales, telco/service providers and vice president, sales for WAN Products at Cisco. Prior to Cisco, he spent seven years as StrataCom (acquired by Cisco in 1996) as general manager, vice president and managing director. Haley was the first employee in StrataCom's International group where he managed operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa while based in the United Kingdom. Upon returning to the United States in 1994 he took on added responsibility for the Americas.
Haley currently owns and serves as president of a diversified, private investment and asset management company. He holds several board seats at pre-IPO software and networking companies, and is a board member/trustee of several non-profit organizations. Haley attended Boston College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he earned his degree in business.
Storm Ventures, General Partner
Prior to founding Storm Ventures in October 2000, Alex spent twenty-five years in high tech at ROLM, IBM, Stratacom, and Cisco, holding several executive positions, most recently as an SVP/GM at Cisco. He was part of the founding team of Stratacom which Cisco acquired in 1996. He was also CEO and Chairman of Sanera Systems which McData acquired in 2003. Alex was elected to the McData Board of Directors in December 2003. Alex holds a B.S.E.E. from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University. He likes to ski, travel, golf, and speaks both Spanish and German fluently.
Managing General Partner, Venrock Associates
Tony Sun came to Venrock Associates in 1979. His previous experience was with Hewlett-Packard, TRW and Caere Corporation. Tony, based in Menlo Park, focuses exclusively on information technology projects. He serves on the boards of AccessLine Communications, ANDA Networks, BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited, Bivio Networks, Canesta, Cognex Corporation, Future Dial, Neoconix, Phoenix Technologies, Ltd., and Polaris Networks.
He previously served on the boards of Ramp/Nokia, Brightware/Firepond, Lightera Networks/ Ciena, StrataCom/Cisco, TransMedia Communications/Cisco, WhoWhere? Inc/Lycos, Worldtalk Corporation/Tumbleweed Communications Corporation and Zettacom/Integrated Device Technology.
Tony is currently a member of the Corporation and Trustee of MIT, serving concurrently on the investment committee and visiting committees of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Department of Material Science. He is also a board member of the National Venture Capital Association. In addition, Tony serves as a Commissioner and Trustee of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
Tony holds an S.B. in Electrical Engineering, an S.M. in Electrical Engineering, and an Electrical Engineer degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.