Thanasis Kalekos, “A.K.,” as he is known in the Valley, has thirty years of executive management and venture capital experience. His operating experience spans product R&D, marketing, general management, corporate officer and CEO responsibilities with Computervision, Xerox, Mentor Graphics, Cadence Design Systems, CoWare and Conformiq, Inc. As general partner with Telos Venture Partners, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, A.K. focused on emerging internet market opportunities for business to consumer and business to business solutions and internet infrastructure technologies. He served on the boards of Khimetrics, Conduct, VPNX, Intraspect, Coventor, Theta Microelectronics, YY Technologies and others. A.K. is known for his ability to develop simple strategies for complex market and technology environments, and his mentoring and motivating skills. He holds a BSEE and an MSEE degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a member of IEEE, and several other professional societies.