fnMentoring helps you accelerate your startup and expand your high tech network through private advising sessions with featured guest experts. Sessions are free to members but require your RSVP. If you are not a member you can apply here.  Next week’s featured guest(s) will be: 

Storm Ventures
Storm Ventures was founded by a seasoned group of industry veterans with the common vision of sharing our collective experience, passion and energy to help talented and driven entrepreneurs build great companies of enduring value. With over $500 million under management, Storm Ventures focuses on seed and early stage information technology companies which best leverages our operational experience and global network. Our limited partners include many prominent financial institutions, as well as over a hundred senior executives who have had successful careers in technology companies.

Alex Mendez, Managing Director at Storm Venture

Alex Mendez, Managing Director at Storm Venture

Alex Mendez

Managing Director

BSEE from Stanford University
MBA from Santa Clara University

Alex is a founding managing director of Storm Ventures. He was an investor and CEO/Chairman of Sanera Systems (acquired by McData) and served on the McData Board of Directors until 2007. He was also an investor/Board Member of Airespace (acquired by Cisco). His investment focus is on wireless, data centers (computing & storage) and software (Web 2.0 & Enterprise). Prior to founding Storm Ventures in October 2000, Alex spent twenty-one 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.

fnMentoring will be held at the offices of Gunderson & Dettmer on Wednesday, 5/16/12 beginning at 10.30am. It will also be possible to call in via Go-To meeting, in case guests are not able to be there in person. Please RSVP here.

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