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Rick Lazansky

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Co-founder, Silicon Catalyst and Board Director, i-GATE NEST, i-GATE Innovation Hub. University of California, Davis grad.

Co-founder, Silicon Catalyst and Board Director, i-GATE NEST, i-GATE Innovation Hub. University of California, Davis grad.

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Involved In

Founder

Silicon Catalyst
Denali Software
Standard MEMS

Advisor

Sand Hill Angels
i-GATE Innovation Hub

Positions

2016 President, Board Director Sand Hill Angels May 2006 - present
Founder Silicon Catalyst September 2013 - present
Board Director, i-GATE NEST i-GATE Innovation Hub 2010 - October 2015
(via Xpedion Design Systems) Agilent Technologies September 2006 - July 2014
VP Product Development Xpedion Design Systems October 2001 - July 2014
Chairman & founder Denali Software May 1994 - June 2010
VP R&D RedSpark April 2000 - October 2001
Director, co-founder Standard MEMS 1998 - 2000
VP R&D Escalade Corporation 1998 - 2000
VP Eng Compressent 1997 - 1998
VP R&D Documagix 1997 - 1998
VP R&D Vantage Analysis Systems, (Viewlogic) September 1986 - September 1993
VP R&D (Vantage) Viewlogic Systems 1992 - 1993
R&D Silvar Lisco 1982 - 1986

Education

University of California, Davis Math, Material Science, General Engineering, General Science, Marketing
Stanford Computer Science & Computer Engineering
University of California, Santa Cruz Computer Science & Economics
Jesuit Preparatory School, Sacramento
Sacramento Country Day School

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Steve Lamont
We worked together  •  Investor - Advisor, Batchery and Co-Founder, TBD. Harvard Business School grad. University of Toronto grad.
Deep experience with startups through several stages of funding. High intelligence & business creativity. Genuine caring for success of entr ... epreneurs.
Sarosh Kumana
We worked together  •  Managing Partner, Founding Investor & Advisor, The Batchery and Angel Investor, Sierra Angels, Sand Hill Angels
Highly experienced. Walks the talk. Multiple startups under his belt. Thoughtful input. Nice guy.
Andy Freeman
We worked together  •  Associate, Sand Hill Angels and Lecturer - EE380, Stanford University. Stanford grad. Stanford grad.
Rick is an amazing advisor because he instantly figures out how to get past almost any business problem, whether it is technical, social, or ... financial. He not only figures out what the problem is and how to fix it, but he knows where to get the relevant resources.
Billy Hinners
VP of Technology, Sunrun. Previously Co-Founder and CTO, Lightmile, a stealth-mode startup. Georgia Institute of Technology grad.
Tremendous breadth of knowledge across startups through his participation in angel funds and startup incubators; Excellent connections acros ... s an array of domains based on his rich experience; Keen critical thinker; Fun guy to hang out with.

Andy Freeman
We worked together  •  Associate, Sand Hill Angels and Lecturer - EE380, Stanford University. Stanford grad. Stanford grad.
Andy has been working with me running a large angel group. He's been instrumental in the screening, sourcing and advising processes. In shor ... t, he can help startups, because he's seen, and done, it all.

Steve Lamont
Investor - Advisor, Batchery and Co-Founder, TBD. Harvard Business School grad. University of Toronto grad.
Steve, in the most gentle way possible, tells the hard truth. He understands the entrepreneur's raw vision, and applies experience.