Alex Balkanski

Mr Alex Balkanski

Overview

Alex serves on the Boards of Ambarella, D2S, Mu Dynamics, Newport Media, Picarro and Twin Creeks. Previously he was a board member of Infinera (INFN), Decru (acquired by Network Appliance), and Entrisphere (acquired by Ericsson). Prior to joining Benchmark, Alex led C-Cube and DiviCom, two pioneering companies that drove the MPEG standard to dominance in consumer electronics and broadcasting. Alex founded C-Cube in 1988. In 1994, he took the company public, and in 1998 he orchestrated C-Cube’s acquisition of DiviCom. By 2000, C-Cube was generating a half-billion dollars in annual revenue with 1,200 employees worldwide. Widely recognized as industry leaders, C-Cube and DiviCom were the recipients of several prestigious awards, including an Emmy – the first ever awarded to a semiconductor company. C-Cube was also voted the Most Respected Public Company as well as the Best Financially Managed Company by the Fabless Semiconductor Association.

Career

Venture capital firm.
Position:
General Partner (Menlo Park) (current)

Education

Degree:
PhD
Degree:
MA