The Team

Dhimant N. Bhayani, Managing Partner
Dhimant is a co-founder of INC3 Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on investing in early stage start up companies where he focuses on investing in and guiding young companies in the areas of Internet and Semiconductors.

He serves or has served as Board Observer or Board Member on the Company Board of Directors of On Line Anywhere, Bay Packets, vEngines, Pace SoftSilicon, Coaxial Networks and Kenati.

Over the past 23 years Dhimant has held executive management, marketing and engineering positions in Silicon Valley and has been an active Angel Investor since 1997. In 1991, Dhimant founded Media Computer Technologies (MCT), which developed, manufactured and marketed full motion video ICs, boards & software used in PC and Consumer Electronics markets. In 1995 MCT was acquired by C-Cube where he continued, until 1998, as the Vice President of Systems Engineering and later as the Vice President of New Market Development for Asia Pacific. Prior to MCT, Dhimant was Manager of graphics and multimedia engineering at Chips and Technologies where he led the design and development of Graphics Accelerator, Multimedia Video ICs and software that integrated motion video and graphics on a PC display.

Dhimant received MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and BS in Electronics Engineering from the SUNY, College at Buffalo. Dhimant is a TiE Charter member and serves on Board of US-India Venture Capital Association in Silicon Valley.

Bipin A. Shah, Managing Partner

Bipin Shah, co-founder of INC3 Ventures, has over 30 years of experience in various technical and executive management positions at Fairchild Semiconductor, and Altera Corporation. Most recently, he was the CEO of Invox Technology, a start up that developed multi-level Flash memory storage technology. He was with Altera Corporation from its early inception in 1984 for 13 years where he held positions of Vice President, Operations, and President of Altera Japan. He was with Fairchild Semiconductor from 1973 to 1984 in various Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality Reliability and Business Unit Management capacities. He has invested in start ups since 1996 with three successful exits to-date.

Bipin currently serves on the Board of Directors of SpeedDev and is a past Director of TiE Silicon Vally. His part Board positions includes On Line Anywhere, Paxonet and Intruvert. He is one of the founding Charter Members of TiE. Bipin holds a MS degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a BEE (Hons) from Jadavpur Univ., India.

Fund's Advisors

• Prem Jain - VP - GM EWAN Business, Cisco Systems
• Peter Morris - General Partner, New Enterprise Associates
• Paul Newhagen - Co-Founder, Former CFO, Director Altera Corp
• Tsuyoshi Taira - CEO - Tazan International
• Lip Bu Tan - Founder & Chairman, Walden (WIIG)