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Strategic Partners - Propelling Ideas to Market

We enhance our capabilities and increase our access to superior technologies through important strategic alliances.


Acuitive is a consulting firm that provides management and technical services to accelerate the development of Woodside Fund's communications and networking portfolio companies. Acuitive has deep domain expertise in networking infrastructure, and members of Acuitive also serve on our Industry and Technology Advisory Board.

Industry and Technical Advisory Board (ITAB)

Our Advisory Board is a group of industry pioneers, company founders, and seasoned executives. The Board’s mission is to advise our team on technology trends, attractive areas of investment, and the merits and challenges of specific investment opportunities. Together Woodside Fund and our Advisory Board share the professional and personal rewards that come with building world-class technology companies. Our Advisory Board includes:

Bradley Allen Industry pioneer in artificial intelligence
Glen Anderson Founder, Andes Networks and Stackable Design
Daniel Fu VP of Technology, Conexant Systems
Michael Hackworth Co-founder and Chairman, Cirrus Logic, Inc.
Mark Hoover President and co-founder, Acuitive
John Jaeger EVP, Acuitive
Larry Larson Communications Industry Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego
Mark Leslie Former CEO, Veritas Software
Chris Marino Industry Pioneer and Founder, Resonate
Hank Nothhaft CEO, Danger, Inc.
Robert Selinger Storage Industry Pioneer

Investment Partners

We enjoy an especially close and loyal relationship with our Limited Partners. Our investors include pension funds, endowments, financial institutions, technology executives, and successful entrepreneurs.

Our investment partners contribute far more than investment capital. They provide Woodside Fund with service, support, and encouragement, all of which assist us in building solid portfolio companies.


Key Relationships

We never stop cultivating key relationships with organizations that help us maintain our high standard of service and excellence.

Woodside Fund has a leadership position with the Early Stage Venture Capital Alliance (ESVCA). ESVCA is a community of more than 150 early-stage venture capitalists who meet to share common challenges, practices, and information on their ever-evolving business environment. Founded in 1988, the ESVCA has been unique from its inception.




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