Ossama Hassanein, PhD
In the last 30 years, Ossama has co- managed over $1B in 12 international technology funds, co-investing in 100 companies in Silicon Valley, Europe, and Canada. Funds invested in early stage, spinouts, and mezzanine. Performance consistently exceeded the Russell 2000, sometimes by 10x.
In the last 22 years, he has also acted as chairman or co-founder of nine high technology startups including ACC (acquired by Ericsson), Algety (Corvis), HighDeal (SAP), Highwave (Euronext), NetCentrex (Comverse), nCipher (LSE), Zong (eBay), Echovox in Geneva and BDNA in Silicon Valley. Combined values at exit exceeded $2.4B.
In the 80s, Ossama led the expansion financing of 80+ Silicon Valley based companies whose combined market value today exceeds $140 billion (Adaptec, Atmel, Cirrus, PMC-Sierra, Linear Technologies, LSI Logic, and Oracle).
Ossama received his BSEE from the Univ. of Alexandria, completed his MSEE and PhD requirements and his MBA at University of British Columbia, and Ph.D. in Business Administration at California Coast University. He served on the Advisory Boards of Harvard and AUC, and lectures occasionally at Stanford and UC Berkeley. He is a C100 Charter Member and Chairman of TechWadi.