Bandel Carano

Bandel Carano

Managing Partner

FOCUS AREAS

Clean Energy
Information Technology

INVESTED

Airspan Networks, Inc.
Airspan Networks, Inc.
Aurora Algae
Aurora Algae
Boston-Power, Inc.
Boston-Power, Inc.
Centric Software
Centric Software
CommVerge Solutions Limited
CommVerge Solutions Limited
eSolar, Inc.
eSolar, Inc.
FirstRain, Inc.
GENBAND, Inc.
GENBAND, Inc.
Good Technology
Kineto Wireless, Inc.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.
Mimosa Networks, Inc.
MobiTV, Inc.
Mojix, Inc.
Mojix, Inc.
NeoPhotonics Corporation
NeoPhotonics Corporation
Newport Media, Inc.
Newport Media, Inc.
Nexant, Inc.
Nexant, Inc.
nLight Photonics Corporation
nLight Photonics Corporation
Norse Corporation
Plastic Logic Limited
Plastic Logic Limited
Protean Electric
Protean Electric
SmartDrive Systems, Inc.
Solarflare Communications, Inc.
Solarflare Communications, Inc.
Sundrop Fuels, Inc.
Sundrop Fuels, Inc.
SunSun Lighting
SunSun Lighting
Zayo Group
Zayo Group
2Wire, Inc.
2Wire, Inc.
Actel Corporation
Actel Corporation
Agile Networks, Inc.
Agile Networks, Inc.
Airgo Networks
Airgo Networks, Inc.
Avici Systems, Inc.
Avici Systems, Inc.
CommQuest Technologies, Inc.
CommQuest Technologies, Inc.
CoreTek
CoreTek, Inc.
Diamond Lane Communication Corporation
Diamond Lane Communication Corporation
Endwave Corporation
Endwave Corporation
Entropic Research Laboratory
Entropic Research Laboratory
FiberTower Corporation
FiberTower Corporation
I-Logix, Inc.
I-Logix, Inc.
Illustra
Illustra
Mentor Graphics
Interconnectix, Inc.
Kenet
Kenet
Level 5 Networks
Level 5 Networks
NanoH2O
NanoH2O
Netopia, Inc.
Netopia, Inc.
Parametric Technology Corporation
Parametric Technology Corporation
PictureTel Corporation
PictureTel Corporation
Polycom, Inc.
Polycom, Inc.
Presidio Networked Solutions
Presidio Networked Solutions
PulsePoint
PulsePoint
Qtera Corporation
Qtera Corporation
Resonext Communications, Inc.
Resonext Communications, Inc.
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation
Sentient Networks, Inc.
Sentient Networks, Inc.
Sybase, Inc.
Sybase, Inc.
Synaptics, Inc.
Synaptics, Inc.
Synopsys, Inc.
Synopsys, Inc.
Tegic Communications, Inc.
Tegic Communications, Inc.
Tele Atlas, NV
Tele Atlas, NV
Tensilica, Inc.
Tensilica, Inc.
Trapeze Networks, Inc.
Trapeze Networks, Inc.
Virata Corporation
Virata Corporation
Wavestream Corporation
Wavestream Corporation
Wellfleet Communications
Wellfleet Communications

Bandel L. Carano, Managing Partner, joined Oak Investment Partners in 1985 and became a General Partner in 1987. Bandel’s investment focus is on Clean Energy and Information Technology.

Bandel is currently on the Boards of Airspan Networks, Aurora Algae, Boston Power, Centric Software, eSolar, FirstRain, Good Technology, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Mimosa Networks, MobiTV, NeoPhotonics, Nexant, nLight, Norse, Plastic Logic, Protean Electric, SmartDrive, Solarflare Communications, and Sundrop Fuels. Bandel has also led investments in and/or served on the Boards of 2Wire, Avici, CoreTek, Endwave, Fiber Tower, General Bandwidth, Netopia, Picture Tel, Polycom, Presidio, Qtera, Sentient Networks, Tegic, Trapeze Networks, Wellfleet, Entropic, Illustra/Informix, Sybase, Tele Atlas, Actel, Airgo Networks, CommQuest, Kenet, Level 5, NanoH2O, NemeriX, Newport Media, Resonext, SMIC, Synaptics, Virata, Interconnectix, Parametric, SunSun Lighting, Synopsys, Tensilica, Wavestream, and Zayo.

Prior to Oak, Bandel joined Morgan Stanley's Venture Capital Group in 1983. He was responsible for advising Morgan Stanley on high-tech new business development, as well as sponsoring venture investments.

Bandel received BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He currently serves on the Investment Advisory Board of the Stanford Engineering Venture Fund.