Frank Foster General Information
Mr. Frank Foster serves as Venture Advisor at Touchdown Ventures. He serves as Chairman & Director at Shotzoom. He serves as Fund Manager & Managing General Partner at The Gideon Hixon Fund. He serves as Board Member at Prolacta Bioscience and Good Dye Young. He also serves as Board Member & Advisor at Onsert Media Group. He also serves as Managing Director at Frontier Venture Capital. He served as Chairman of Boka Sciences. Prior to that, he was a General Partner of Allen & Buckeridge PTY LTD, a leading Australian venture capital firm with approximately A$250 million under management. At Allen & Buckeridge he led investment efforts into Hitwise, edit, Wishlist, and Next Generation Entertainment. He has extensive operational experience through his roles at Virtual Music Entertainment (sold to NAMCO), Contexture Systems, and Prophecy Development Corporation. Recently, he acted as an Independent Director and consultant to YellowPages.com through its successful sale to SBC Communications (NYSE: SBC) and Bell South (NYSE: BLS) in November 2004. He was also Director of Cogent Data technologies through its sale to Adaptec Inc (NASDAQ: ADPT) in June 1996. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA cum laude from Harvard University. He served as the Chairman at Zadspace. Mr. Frank H. Foster joined Touchdown in May 2021 as a venture partner specializing in venture capital and education programs for family enterprises (family business & family office). Mr. Frank currently serves as the Chairman of Hixon Properties and the Managing General Partner of the Gideon for Hixon Fund (venture capital) for the Hixon family of San Antonio, Texas. He has served as a General Partner for three institutional venture capital funds, DFJ Frontier I &II and Allen & Buckeridge. Previously, Frank was the CEO and Executive Chairman for Prolacta Bioscience and the COO of Virtual Music (Sold to Namco). Currently, he is a director of Hixon Properties, Skincential Sciences, Shotzoom, Boka Sciences, GlycosBio Food Science, Good Dye Young, Onsert Media, and Girl-Science, as well as a special advisor to the board of Prolacta Biosciences. In addition, Frank serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara and the Pacer Foundation. Recently, Mr. Frank founded the Legacy Center for Next Generation Leaders at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, an academic institution and program dedicated to the development of next-gen talent in Family Enterprises. The program will offer an accredited Masters of Science in Family Enterprise and a curriculum that includes Personal Development, Fundamental Business Skills, and experiential learning in an operating venture capital environment. Mr. Frank received his MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA cum laude from Harvard University. He has taught classes in entrepreneurship and family business at Stanford GSB, UCSB, Cal Poly, and Portland State University.