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Juan-Antonio Carballo

Dr. Juan-Antonio Carballo is currently a Sales Executive at Broadcom Corporation, where he arrived via the acquisition of NetLogic Microsystems, where he was Global Director of Major Accounts, responsible for the largest wireless infrastructure and Cloud accounts worldwide. Prior to this assignment, he was IBM's Semiconductor Venture Capital partner and worldwide Head for IBM's Microelectronics Services team, responsible for its 9-digit revenue, profit, and signings target. As IBM's VC partner, Juan-Antonio had been top ranked in his team and led the development of its hardware practice in the US and China. Juan-Antonio has had a number of other industry leadership roles, including IBM Research, Digital Equipment, and LSI Logic. Prior to his current role, he also gained independent venture experience, as Partner at Argon Ventures, the first VC firm focused on cross-border US-Canada venture; and start-up executive experience, being the first head of marketing at Schooner IT, a Venture-backed appliance company. Dr. Carballo has authored more than 50 scientific and business articles, and a widely available book "Chip Design for Non-Designers, An Introduction". He holds over 35 patents worldwide in semiconductors, systems, and software, and is the recipient of several IBM awards. He sits in numerous chip industry committees (e.g. Chair of the Industry's design roadmap, ITRS), and is a frequent keynote speaker at top technical and business conferences. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan (joint with Carnegie Mellon University), an M.B.A. from the College des Ingenieurs (Paris), and an Ms.C. in Telecommunications Engineering from the UPM (Madrid). He is fluent in 5 languages. Dr. Carballo has had 8 investments with the Band of Angels, most of them in the Clean Tech / Energy space, among which so far one ended in a successful exit.