September 2 - 3, 2020


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Managing Director, Crestline Investors

Mr. Rahul R. Vaid serves as a Managing Director at Crestline Investors, Inc. He has been Managing Director at Frontier Capital Advisors LLC since December 2010. Mr. Vaid co-founded the firm. Mr. Vaid has been an investor in the semiconductor design and development industry for over 15 years across early stage and late stage companies. Since 2009, he also serves as a Managing Director of Parami Capital Management, an investment firm that focuses on buying controlling interests in technology oriented middle market companies, and upstream and midstream oil & gas assets. He served as a General Partner and Senior Vice President at Pacesetter Capital Group. He joined Frontier Capital Advisors in January 2001 and led over a dozen investments in technology venture investing. He also served as a Consultant to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Mr. Vaid headed Frontier Capital Advisors technology venture investing leads private equity deals in the specialty services sector. Mr. Vaid served as a Vice President of Finance and New Ventures at Doublespace, Inc. He was a Founding Member and Vice President of Investment Banking at Wit Capital's investment banking group. Mr. Vaid served engineering positions at Daat Research and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in India. He serves as a Director of Force10 Networks, White Rock Networks, Chelsio, Sonics, Inc., Sychip, Euclid, Inc., Onsite Design, E-Z Shipper, and Widedevine. He serves as a Director of Metrikus Corporation, Erlang Technology, Inc., and Congoleum Corporation. He has been a Director of ResCon Technology Corp. since April 2005. Mr. Vaid served as a Director of Nayna Networks, Inc. until December 22, 2005. He is involved with several entrepreneurial and industry organizations such as TiE, CiE, IEEE, SVMG, AeA. He serves on the boards of various private companies and charitable organizations. Mr. Vaid earned an Masters in Engineering Management and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Dartmouth College and received B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from Government College of Engineering in Pune, India. He holds advanced Diploma in Computer Systems from N-IIT India.