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Benchmark Capital

Alex Balkanski

“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.

Alex serves on the Boards of Ambarella, D2S, Infinera (INFN), Mu Security, Newport Media, Picarro and Xoomsys. Previously he was a board member of Decru (acquired by Network Appliance), and Entrisphere (acquired by Ericsson).

Alex holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree from Harvard University as well as a B.S. from Harvard College.” (Source: Benchmark Capital)

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