Silicon Values Partners
'Post'-Semiconductors Early-Stages VC Fund

Managing director biographyTechnology is society … to build intelligent machines.

Dr. Victor Boksha

MANAGING DIRECTOR.    Dr. Victor V.Boksha has 30+ years of high-tech and international business experience. Victor has been working in semiconductor industry in the areas of physics, IC mask and wafer manufacturing, design of equipment and new processes; sales & marketing. Now he is focused on post-semiconductors and clean•green-tech, specifically – on solar energy & nano-medicine applications.

Victor has Ph.D. in Microelectronics (laser microlithography) and a M.Sc. in Physics. Since 1993 he has worked mostly on the software side of Integrated Circuits (IC) design and manufacturing; initially at Technology Modeling Associates, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA; IPO in 1996), and then with OPC Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA, acquired by Mentor Graphics; 300% IRR) as Director of Consulting Services. Victor holds M.Sc. in Management from MIT Sloan School after completion of the Sloan Fellows Program.

By now Dr.Boksha belongs to the elite group of experts and business leaders in the area of microlithography – technology which is essential for a modern sub-micron and nano-structures definition. Since the beginning of his career, Victor has been blessed with the gift of recognizing and being involved with the best, most advanced and powerful technologies. He repeatedly and consistently has been in the heart of development and successful market deployment of the cutting edge industry tools and methodologies. These technologies blossomed into major industry drivers, products offerings, and solutions.

In 2000 Dr.Boksha assumed position of Managing Director for Cypress Venture Funds – $100 million investment vehicle of Cypress Semiconductor. He designed critical structures, business processes, and made initial investments for the fund. Victor put together team and led initial due diligence on SunPower, Inc. – enormously successful investment by Cypress. SunPower went public in November 2005 and its market capitalization (>$11billion, December 2007) was significantly exceeding the capitalization of Cypress Semiconductor itself. Victor left Cypress in September of 2001 to start a new VC fund. In 2006 Victor and his groups re-engaged with Cypress and advised on strategy for emerging markets.

Since 1998 Victor has been working with the venture capital community worldwide – in the US, Europe, Asia, and also at MIT & Harvard Business School. This has been a logically demonstrated in his academic work and funds management experience. Victor’s work at MIT and Harvard strongly focused on venture capital practices and policies of strategic placements of capital in technology and start-up environments. He has been heavily involved in the cutting edge research on the structure and behavior of complex systems, on motivation, and the management of dynamic environments. Victor was one of the leading organizers of the MIT/Sloan’s Second Annual Venture Capital Conference. He was selected to a team of five to represent MIT and the Sloan School at the National Annual VC Investment Competition.

Dr.Boksha co-founded several companies. He incubated new businesses at a world leading software company and also advised on corporate investment philosophy, policies, and best practices. Victor has worked very closely with a leading consultancy in nano-technology space to set up and define their strategy. As Vice President of Business Development, Victor was closely involved in a classic turnaround situation – re-building the business and brand of a leading semiconductors yield management software development company – HPL Technologies.

Dr.Boksha is active in the community, locally and world-wide. He has been on several Program Committees of semiconductor industry conferences, is organizer and invited speaker of entrepreneurial and investments events. He was in the founding group and Director of Events for the MIT•Stanford•UCBerkeley Nanotechnology Forum started by the MIT Club of Northern California.

Currently Victor is a co-founder, investor, and Director of several companies and industry initiatives. They cover the range from sophisticated equipment and semiconductor infrastructure to nano-medicine, smart grid, superconductivity, quantum computing, and most advanced robotics.

Victor is married, has young daughter, a chess player since age of six, a swimmer, and has 30+ years of experience as a long-distance runner. US citizen.