Ali Shadman

Partner Communications at JK&B Management LLC

Ali Shadman

Ali Shadman

Partner Communications at JK&B Management LLC

Overview
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Ameritech New Media

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698

Number of Boards

10

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Co-Founder at Vantrix Corp.

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Partner Communications at JK&B Management LLC

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General Partner at Innovacom Gestion SAS

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Founder at JK&B Management LLC

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Chairman at Mutual Capital Partners

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Partner at JK&B Management LLC

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Partner at Spring Lake Equity Management LLC

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Managing Partner at Summerhill Venture Partners, Inc.

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Former Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Qualcomm, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Pivotal Commware, Inc.

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Ali Shadman
Partner Communications at JK&B Management LLC
Education
PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Oregon State University (OSU) is a coeducational, public flagship research university located in Corvallis, Oregon, United States. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral degrees and a multitude of research opportunities. There are more than 200 academic degree programs offered through the university. The Carnegie Foundation classifies Oregon State University as part of its top tier of research institutions. As of 2008, OSU is one of 73 land-grant universities.

Career History
Partner Communications
Current

JK&B focuses on investments in the communications, information technology and software sectors. They are typically the lead investor in their portfolio companies. The firm invests across all stages of a company's development.The firm seeks superior technologies that address the following criteria: the best of breed, fit the needs of the largest buyers, are high priority, have compelling rationale for large enterprises, integrate with existing systems and technologies, and are both attractive for acquisition and as a standalone entity that can IPO. In addition to an in-depth technology and market review, JK&B evaluates potential investments on more conventional dimensions such as depth and experience of the management team, clear, well-defined and executable business strategy and level of team experience with large-scale deployments.

President
Prior

Ameritech New Media, part of WideOpenWest, Inc., is a company headquartered in Chicago, IL. The firm provides Internet access, cable tv, wireless, cellular and paging services. WideOpenWest Networks LLC acquired Ameritech New Media from SBC Communications, Inc. on 24 May 01.

Partner Communications
Prior

JK&B Capital is a venture capital firm focused in the software, IT and commu- nications markets with over $1.1 billion of capital under management. Track Record Founded in 1996, JK&B has built a track record of generating exceptional returns for investors by identifying and investing in companies with technologies which have been critical to the growth of the world’s information economy. A key to JK&B’s success has been its ability to leverage its substantial technology domain expertise to identify, analyze and access the most promising emerging technologies and the companies behind them. JK&B then provide these companies with financial support, strategic guidance and most importantly technical guidance to help them grow and prosper. JK&B has distinguished itself in the venture capital industry through the level of “hands-on” technology expertise resident among its team of eight investment professionals and through the rigorous research, analysis and investment discipline it applies to each of its investments. Strong Leadership JK&B’s Partners have come from senior management positions at some of the most successful firms in the technology industry. JK&B Partners are recognized in the industry as thought leaders, industry visionaries and highly sought after value-added Partners within their areas of expertise. The firm’s Partners through their previous executive positions have established an extensive network of industry contacts and proprietary relationships extending JK&B’s intellectual reach and offering its portfolio companies high level access to potential customers, strategic partners and financing sources. Direct Access JK&B’s flat organizational structure and team-based approach allows the firm to respond very quickly to investment needs and market changes. JK&B believes that as technology becomes more sophisticated, venture capitalists must increasingly draw on specialized skills with a heavy focus on distinct technology expertise. The firm also takes a team-based approach to analysis and investment decision-making. JK&B believes that there is a changing definition of success in the VC industry. JK&B believes the firms that will flourish will be leaner, technically astute, and highly focused.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior - 2013

TenXc Wireless supplies performance enhancing antenna products to wireless service providers and radio access network vendors worldwide. TenXc's products combine leading edge technology with profound simplicity of use. TenXc's innovative solutions allow network operators to improve network performance, spectral efficiency, and coverage in a rapid, cost-effective manner. TenXc's customers currently service over 100 million subscribers.TenXc's unique antenna products build on over 30 years in the research and development of radio frequency advancements for commercial wireless applications - whether it is adaptive beam forming, MIMO, or other spatial processing technologies. The company is privately held and has raised close to US$30M in venture financing from leading investors including BDC Venture Capital, JK&B Capital, VenGrowth Capital, and Venture Coaches/Skypoint Capital.

Member, Executive Committee
Prior - 2011

AirPlay Network, Inc. manufactures and markets airplay television solutions. Its games offer broadcasting a means of connecting directly with viewers during live programs. The company was founded by David B. Lockton, Mark J. Micheli & Mark K. Berner in 2005 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Director
Prior - 2008

Sheer Networks, Inc. develops network management software. It provides network service management solutions for large enterprises. The firm has offices in California and New Jersey. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Political Donations
$250
2011

DNC Service Corp. operates a political party. It is an organization which raises fund for the Democratic Party which has been a part of the U.S. political landscape. The company plans the presidential nominating convention, promotes candidates from the local to the national level and sets the party platform. DNC Service was founded in 1848 and is located in Washington, DC.

$600
2010
$1,000
2010

Former Senator from Illinois

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