Board of Directors
New Enterprise Associates
Greg Papadopoulos joined NEA as a Venture Partner in 2010 after more than twenty years of experience in the technology industry and academia. He focuses on early-stage systems, software and semiconductor companies. Prior to NEA, Greg was EVP and CTO of Sun Microsystems, where he guided the company’s $2B R&D portfolio. Before Sun, Greg was an Associate Professor of EECS at MIT, where he worked on massively parallel dataflow computing architectures. He also helped found a number of companies, from video conferencing (PictureTel) to computational fluid dynamics (NASDAQ:EXA), and was an engineer with HP and Honeywell.
Greg is an active advisor for the schools of engineering at UCSD, UC Berkeley, and MIT. He also serves on the UC Presidents Board for Science and Innovation, and is a trustee for the Computer History Museum. Passionate about technology and its possibilities, Greg is a relentless advocate for diversity in engineering and a supporter of open development models that stimulate communication, inclusiveness and innovation. Greg holds an undergraduate degree from UCSD and an S.M. and Ph.D. from MIT. He also a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum.Read Bio
Osage University Partners
Marc joined Osage in 2008 to help develop and launch Osage University Partners. He is a twenty year veteran of the venture capital industry. Marc was previously a General Partner of BEV Capital, an early stage venture capital firm he co-founded in 1997. Marc helped BEV raise and invest over $200M in over 40 companies and co-invested with over 100 other venture capital firms. Marc managed or co-managed eighteen of BEV’s investments, served as an active board member and/or Chairman for the majority of his investments, and successfully managed multiple companies from start-up through IPO or trade sale. Prior to co-founding BEV in 1997, Marc worked at Consumer Venture Partners, another venture capital firm which he joined in 1993. Marc earned his BS from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Marc resides in Penn Valley, PA with his wife Leah and three children.Read Bio
Jack Busch is an Executive Recruiter and the CEO and Founder of Busch International, an executive search firm serving the High Technology & Venture community since 1985. He specializes in recruiting Board members, CEOs and VP level management worldwide to lead semiconductor, comm networking and hardware companies with a focus on “low power everywhere” and the “internet of things” opportunities. Prior to founding Busch International, he was the Director of Major Accounts at Intel Corp from 1974 to 1985.Read Bio
Bob Nunn joined PsiKick in June 2017 as CEO with overall leadership responsibility for the company’s growth and development. Bob brings over 30 years of general management and go-to-market experience to PsiKick, as well as a track record of creating shareholder value with exits that include an IPO and numerous acquisitions. Most recently, Bob was at Intel Capital, joining Intel through the acquisition of Fulcrum Microsystems where he served as President & CEO for 10 years. During his tenure at Fulcrum, Bob successfully led the company from its early development stage to become a high-growth technology leader of Ethernet interconnect solutions. Prior to Fulcrum, Bob held a variety of engineering, marketing and general management positions with Monolithic Memories, AMD, and Vitesse. He has also served as a Director and Advisor to numerous start-up companies and venture capital funds including Nurlogic Design (acquired by ARM), E2O Communications (acquired by JDSU), Aumnia, Information Technology Ventures and Infinity Capital. In the non-profit sector, Bob is currently a Board Member of the American Red Cross and Board Advisor to the Conejo Schools Foundation. Bob is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Engineering and Harvard Business School.Read Bio
Dr. Benton CalhounDirector
Ben Calhoun is a co-CTO and co-founder at PsiKick, where he is responsible for technology direction and development. Dr. Calhoun is a renowned expert and frequent speaker on the topic of ultra-low-power systems-on-chip (SoCs) and Sub-Threshold circuit design. He has published over 100 peer reviewed papers and 2 books: Design Principles for Digital CMOS Integrated Circuit Design, NTS Press 2012, and Sub-Threshold Design for Ultra Low-Power Systems, Springer 2006. His specialization in ultra lower power circuit design has led to pioneering work on wearable body sensors, including the first demonstration of an integrated SoC for body sensor networks (BSNs) that is completely self powered, running from energy harvested from body heat. Dr. Calhoun is also a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Virginia. Dr. Calhoun received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from MIT, where he and Dr. Wentzloff first began their collaboration.Read Bio
New Enterprise Associates
Forest Baskett joined NEA in 1999 as a Venture Partner and became a General Partner in 2004. Forest focuses on information and energy technology investments and serves on the Board of Directors for several private and public companies. Some of his investments that became public companies are Atheros Communications, Audience, Data Domain, Fusion-io and Tableau Software. Prior to NEA, Forest was Senior Vice President of R&D and Chief Technology Officer of Silicon Graphics Inc. He founded and directed the Western Research Laboratory of Digital Equipment Corporation before joining SGI. Prior to that, he was a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Dr. Baskett received a BA in Mathematics from Rice University, a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.Read Bio
Dr. David WentzloffObserver
David Wentzloff is a co-CTO and co-founder at PsiKick, where he is responsible for design, tape-outs, and implementation of PsiKick’s technology. Dr. Wentzloff is an expert in low-power wireless and RF circuit design. His research interests include ultra-low power RFICs for energy- and volume-constrained applications, clock generation, and IC techniques to improve synchronization of sensor networks, wireless body area networks, channel modeling, and all-digital phase-locked loops for precision frequency generation. He received a B.S.E. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from MIT, where he and Dr. Calhoun first began their collaboration. Since August 2007, he has been on the faculty at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.Read Bio