Niel Ransom

Partner at Wrvi Global Capital Managers LLC

Niel Ransom

Niel Ransom

Partner at Wrvi Global Capital Managers LLC

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Ransomshire Associates, Inc.

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Benefit Plan Administrator at Polatis Photonics, Inc.

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Chairman at Capella Photonics, Inc.

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Senior Vice President, Blue Planet at Ciena Corp.

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Executive Partner at Siris Capital

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Co-Founder at Viola Ventures

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Vice Chairman at Dito CME Holdings Corp.

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Venture Partner at Viola Ventures

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Chief Executive Officer-North America at Leo Burnett Co., Inc.

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Founder at Black Diamond Ventures LLC

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Radisys Corp.

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Niel Ransom
Partner at Wrvi Global Capital Managers LLC

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school. The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.

PhD in Electrical Engineering

The University of Notre Dame’s endowment provides nearly $100 million in financial aid annually to help students pay for college. Less than a generation ago, in 1990, the number was around $5 million. They’ve been able to keep pace with the rapidly growing financial needs of students, in part, by making smart investments in private equity.

MSc Electrical Engineering

Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a dynamic public research institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement.

Career History
2005 - Current

WRVI Capital is an active manager invests in seed, early and growth stage companies. The firm in which they invests include semiconductors, communications, software/cloud and life sciences/healthcare. The firm's geographical focus on USA, India, Japan, South Korea, China, Israel, UK and Singapore. It engage with the right co-investors.

Worldwide Chief Technology Officer
1997 - 2005

Alcatel-Lucent Holdings, Inc. develops and builds communications networks. It provides equipment, software, and related network services for carriers, service providers, and enterprise customers. The company supplies broadband Internet access products and digital subscriber line (DSL) technology for residential and small business end-users. It is headquartered in Plano, TX.

Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Board
2016 - Current

Relay2, Inc. engages in the development of Wi-Fi services platform. It enables mobile network operators, wireline carriers, and managed service providers to monetize horizontal and vertical business applications and services delivered to their business to business and business to consumer enterprise clients. The company was founded by Eric Chen in 2011 and is headquartered in Milpitas, CA.

Board Member
2011 - Current

Capella is the industry leader of wavelength selective switch (WSS) technology for use in reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADM) and optical cross connect (OXC) applications. Capella's intelligent subsystems provide the best performing wavelength management products on the market offering dynamic, remote reconfigurability with fully integrated optical channel monitoring (OCM), essential technology for next-generation ROADMs.Capella was founded in 2000. Privately held and located in San Jose, California, Capella has a seasoned management team with experience from leading telecom and technology companies. Additionally Capella has an extensive intellectual property portfolio with 27 patents issued and over 30 pending.The company has been funded by leading ventures funds including Formative Ventures, Levensohn Venture Partners, Lucas Venture Partners, Rustic Canyon Partners and Silicon Valley Bank.

Member, Advisory Board

Viola Ventures Ltd invests in companies located in Israel. The firm focuses on vertical AI, B2B, deep tech, semiconductor, healthcare, fintech, consumer and SMB services. It provides financing for seed and early-stage capital requirements with an investment size ranging from $0.5 million to $10 million.

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Cyan, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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