Mr. Ajit Medhekar serves as Angel Investor at Ajit Medhekar. He served as Advisor at Sarda. He also serves as Board Member at PayActiv. He also serves as Board Member at Excelfore, Analog Inference and ReoLab. He is a venture partner at ARCH Venture Partners, specializing in investments in the physical sciences, including semiconductors, communications, optics and advanced materials. Mr. Medhekar brings a long history of technical expertise and entrepreneurial success in launching, developing and investing in high technology companies across multiple industries. A semiconductor industry veteran with over 25 years of experience, Mr. Medhekar started his technical career at National Semiconductor and Synertek before joining Monolithic Memories, Inc. until the company was acquired by Advanced Micro Devices. He then joined Alliance Semiconductor as its Vice President of Memory Products and helped take the company from a start-up through a successful public offering in 1993. In 1997, he founded Lara Technology, which developed high speed silicon search-engines and was acquired by Cypress Semiconductor in mid-2001. In 2000, he founded empowerTel, a VoIP company that was acquired two years later by IP Unity. Mr. Medhekar also served as CEO of Silicon Bandwidth and sits on the board of directors for several private and public technology companies. Mr. Medhekar received his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT with a specialization in semiconductor and IC design. He has co-authored thirteen patents.