Armando is a general partner with an investment focus in enterprise infrastructure (hardware, software, security) and cleantech. Prior to joining Apex, Armando served as Vice President of Networking Products for Cybernet Systems Corporation, a Linux-based software start-up. Previously, he was a senior product manager for Electronics for Imaging, a developer of high performance digital imaging servers. Armando also served as a management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, where he worked with clients in technology industries. Prior to Booz, Armando was a senior engineering manager at Tandem Computers, Inc., where he led product strategy, and hardware and software development in computer subsystems. Armando holds an MBA with High Distinction from the University of Michigan, and he received his BS in Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.
Armando led Apex's investment in Illumitex and Suniva. He previously served on the boards of BrightCloud (acquired by Webroot), Initiate Systems (acquired by IBM), Informative (acquired by Satmetrix), Integrated Chipware (acquired by Serena), EVS (acquired by First American), and SiliconBlue (acquired by Lattice Semiconductor).
|Aug, 2015||Illumitex||$16M / Series C||Apex Venture Partners|
|Oct, 2014||Charlie App||$1.75M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2014||Illumitex||$3.99M / Debt Financing||Apex Venture Partners|
|Feb, 2014||Opternative||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2013||Binpress||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2013||Bitnami||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2012||Illumitex||$9.3M / Venture||Apex Venture Partners|
|Feb, 2011||Pear (formerly Apparel Media Group)||$1.15M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2009||Solmentum||$325k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Apr 8, 2016||Chicago Tribue - Amid budget crisis, Illinois looks to tech investments for big payoff|
|Jan 21, 2016||Chicago Tribue - Venture capitalists are so white - but what if they weren't?|
|Oct 23, 2014||Venture Beat - Charlie helps you pretend you've researched the person you're meeting with|
|Feb 26, 2014||FinSMEs - Opternative Raises $1M in Seed Funding|
|May 23, 2011||Gigaom - Solmentum: Solar Meets Data Mining|