|University of California, BS|
Steve Birnbaum is a Managing Director of Arcturus Capital and serves as the Chairman of the Investment Committee. Mr. Birnbaum has more than thirty years experience as a venture capitalist. He has led or made investments in more than 60 companies and has served as a general partner or equivalent of eight venture funds.
Mr. Birnbaum’s venture capital career began in 1969 when he founded Hohenberg & Associates, based in Los Angeles. With $5 million in committed capital, Hohenberg & Associates developed co-investment relationships with the leading California venture capitalists of the time, including Arthur Rock, Eugene Kleiner, Richard Riordan, David Goodman and others.
In 1977 Mr. Birnbaum became a Principal in Xerox Development Corp. which was regarded as the most successful corporate venture capital organization of its time. Virtually all of the 16 technology investments made by Mr. Birnbaum’s group at Xerox were successful. Included in these investments were Apple Computer (NASDAQ: AAPL), Paradyne Corp. and Data I/O.