Anne focuses on investment opportunities in enterprise technologies and communications. Anne is currently on the board of directors of Asset Control, eCredit, Teliris and Xoom and also serves as a board observer at Managed Objects. At Fidelity Ventures Anne led Fidelity Ventures investments in AireSpace (acquired by Cisco Systems), Oakley Networks (acquired by Raytheon), ONI Systems (IPO, subsequently acquired by Ciena) and Service Metrics, Inc. (acquired by Exodus). She was also integral to the investments in Nexabit Networks (acquired by Lucent), Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN), InterNAP (NASDAQ: INAP), and Webspective Software (acquired by Inktomi).
Before joining Fidelity Ventures in 1996, Anne was an equity analyst with Fidelity Investments, where she covered the technology sector. In this role she was responsible for making investment decisions representing over $2 billion in Fidelity's holdings. Anne received a BA from Harvard College.
Jeanne has had an email address since 1980. She is proud of being part of the technology revolution over the last 24 years and working with some of the world's greatest high tech companies. Jeanne likes to say, "I have participated with some of the most successful companies of our times, seen great CEO's and teams in action and learned how to and how not to build a great company…" She represents StarVest on several technology company boards.
Prior to StarVest, Jeanne's 30-year business career includes 24 years in the information technology field and fourteen years in the venture capital business as a Managing Director for Olivetti Ventures. These U.S.-based funds invested in 40 early and growth-stage information technology companies. From 1981 to 1990, Jeanne was with AT&T and gained many years of operating experience as Product Director for a Bell Laboratories venture business unit. From 1971 to 1978, she was with Bozell Worldwide, in business marketing roles.
Bringing a full grasp of the issues facing growth-stage companies today, Jeanne contributes in the areas of marketing, channel development, product and strategic direction for technology companies. She helped build the New York New Media Angel Investors Program and served as Chair of the selection program. She is a frequent guest lecturer on the subject of investing in technology companies.
Xochi is a native Californian who grew tired of the sun so moved to London. 8 years with no sun was the breaking point, so Xochi with her family moved back to California.
She returned with 2 children and 1 husband. She now lives in San Francisco not too far from the small town she grew up in. Now back in the fog of San Francisco, can't seem to get away from the dreary weather. As you can tell she can't stop talking about the weather so she is also a true nationalized Brit.
Xochi can be found with her many relatives in the bay area, at home with her children cleaning up after them or at the office posting a new ffART on a friend's white board.
Rona Segev-Gal joined Pitango as a Partner in mid 2005 to head the Enterprise Software sector.
Formerly a Partner at Evergreen, she brings with her a great deal of expertise in the software investments, as well as strong Venture Capital experience. During her tenure at Evergreen, Rona led investments in and served on the boards of: Traiana, Identify (acquired by BMC), Actona (acquired by Cisco), Varonis, Item Field (acquired by Informatica), Aduva (acquired by Sun).
Prior to that, Ms. Segev served as Vice-President of Business Development at BRM Technologies, and on the investment committee of Koor Technologies. Rona also founded and managed Kidum Multimedia, a software company focused on 3-D technologies, that was acquired by SEA in 1997.
Rona holds B.A. degrees with honors in Psychology and Philosophy from The Hebrew University.
Rona currently serves on the Board of Directors of Traiana Technologies, Varonis Systems Ltd. and fring.