fnMentoring: Rudy Ruano, Venture Partner at Western Technology Investment1 min read

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: 

Western Technology Investment
Founded in 1980, Western Technology Investment is a Silicon Valley-based venture debt firm that specializes in investments to early and emerging stage technology and life sciences companies. Portfolio companies include Facebook, UserVoice, Google, Youku, Palantir, Juniper Networks, Brocade Networks, Cerent, Corvis, IDEC Pharmaceuticals, Volcano Technologies, Postini, IronPort and Bloom Energy. Western Technology Investment manages funds of approximately $1 billion. Additional information can be found here.

Rudy Ruano, Venture Partner

Rudy Ruano, Venture Partner

Rudy Ruano

Venture Partner

BS in Finance and Economics from San Jose State University.

Rudy has founded and led a number of venture backed startups. Most recently, he served as Chief Executive Officer of scanR Inc., a mobile productivity service company, Vice President of Business Development with iMediation S.A., an enterprise software company, and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development with Internet Pictures Corporation Inc., a provider of visual content infrastructure on the Internet. Mr. Ruano also held a variety of venture, finance, and strategic planning positions with Intel Corporation.

fnMentoring is on Wednesday, 05/02/12 beginning at 10.30am. RSVP here for one of three available 20 minute slots to meet with our featured guest(s).



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