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Illuminate Ventures

6114 La Salle Avenue #323
Oakland, CA 94611

Website Company Summary Management Team

Ben Bayat (Partner) James Dai (Venture Partner) Rebecca Norlander (Venture Partner) Cynthia B. Padnos (Managing Director) Cliff Higgerson (Special Advisor) ; Cynthia B. Padnos
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Business Description

lluminate Ventures is an early stage VC firm led by a team of experienced investors with significant operating and investment track records. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the firm is targeting US-based high growth, capital efficient companies in selected sectors within the high-tech landscape. We work closely with founders to support them in building truly great companies. We’ve been there ourselves and know that a team-based approach delivers the best results. The firm also benefits from a “Who’s Who” 30+ person Advisory Council made up of some of the most successful members of the high-tech ecosystem including founders like Donna Dubinsky (Palm Computing, Handspring) and Diane Greene (VMWare, Vxtreme), senior corporate executives in companies like IBM, Microsoft and Symantec and venture industry veterans like Cliff Higgerson, Ruthann Quindlen and Janice Roberts – all of whom have committed to work closely with the firm and with the founding teams in our portfolio.
Investments Sectors

Communications;  Information Technology;  Internet;  Medical;  Software

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