VCJ Fact Sheet for Ed Olkkola
Education: Bachelor?s degree from University of Massachusetts; MBA from Northeastern University; advanced executive management training at Harvard University.
Career Path: Ed Olkkola is a general partner with Austin Ventures. Ed joined Austin Ventures in 1998 from Compaq Computer Corp., where he was Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Technology Planning. Before joining Compaq, Ed spent 12 years with Motorola Information Systems Group.
Venture focus: Communications
Investments: Agere Systems (bought by Lucent), Extreme Networks (NASDAQ: EXTR), Ramp Networks (bought by Nokia), Raptor Networks (bought by Axent) and Stratacom (bought by Cisco), Broadcloud, Chorum Technologies, Genesis Campus, Netrake, Santera, TelOptica, Clear Cube, Navini Networks, Netrake Corp., Santera Systems,Surgient Networks, Teloptica, Times N Systems and VocalData.
Did you know? At Motorola, Olkkola’s group once had the chance to acquire a little company named Cisco. His boss passed.
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