Bruce Crocker has more than 30 years of experience in the high-tech industry, including venture investing, general management and investment banking.
Bruce joined the Pitango team as a Managing Director with the combination of the Eucalyptus and Pitango management groups in April 2000. Prior to that, Bruce co-founded Eucalyptus Ventures in 1997, and since that time has served as Managing Director of the fund. Prior to founding Eucalyptus, he served as a managing director in technology investment banking at Hambrecht & Quist.
Bruce led the development of H&Q’s initial underwriting practice in Israel, and sponsored six H&Q venture investments. Bruce previously served as President and CEO of Exploration Systems, a start-up application software company targeting the oil and gas exploration markets, and of EG&G Geometrics, a manufacturer of geophysical instruments and a supplier of airborne geophysical survey services.
He holds a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from MIT, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Bruce serves on the Board of Directors of BioControl and VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies among others, and represents Pitangoâ€™s interest in Cadent.
Bruce is also active in several civic and university boards.