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Northeastern University - Graduate School of Business Administration, MBA 1988
Cornell University, ME 1981
Electrical Engineering
Bucknell University, BS 1980
Electrical Engineering

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Investor, Partner, Charles River Ventures
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EVP and GM, Carrier Signaling and Management Group
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Bruce Sachs

A general partner with Charles River Ventures, Bruce Sachs joined the firm in the fall of 1999 with 20 years experience in the telecommunications, networking, Internet, and computing industries.

Bruce is a director of several private and public companies, including CarrierIQ, DataGravity, Great Call, Nantero, Samplify Systems, SimpliVity, SpiderCloud Wireless and Tonian Systems. Previously, Bruce served on the boards of Acopia Networks (acquired by F5), BigBand Networks (IPO), BNI Video (acquired by Cisco) and Cedar Point Communications (acquired by Genband). Bruce led Charles River investments in Flarion Technologies (acquired by QUALCOMM), River Delta Networks (acquired by Motorola), and Hammerhead Networks (acquired by Cisco Systems), and served on all three boards.

Formerly CEO of Xylogics, Bruce led a turnaround and sale to Bay Networks where he served as executive vice president, managing four company acquisitions in a year. After leaving Bay Networks, he became CEO of Stratus Computer, ultimately leading the company to its successful sale to Ascend.

Bruce holds a master of engineering in electrical engineering from Cornell University, an MBA from Northeastern University and a BS in electrical engineering from Bucknell University.

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Company Date Round Size Participants 2/2013Venture Round$3.9M8



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