Eileen Tanghal, Applied Ventures

Eileen Tanghal joined Applied Ventures in July 2008, where she is responsible for identifying, recommending and managing venture capital investments in nanotechnology, display, software automation and materials.

Ms. Tanghal is currently board of directors observer at BT Imaging, Liquavista, Plextronics, and Fat Spaniel Technologies.

Ms. Tanghal has a diverse background combining 13 years of experience with early stage venture capital-backed companies in the US and Europe, as an engineer, product manager, and venture capitalist.

She previously served as an investment director in the London office of Kennet Partners, where she led and co-led the firm's investment in fabless semiconductor companies Sequans Communications and Wireless Audio IP, aka “STS” (recently acquired by SMSC), for which she served as a board director. Prior to this, Ms. Tanghal was an investment associate with Amadeus Capital Partners Limited from 2002 to 2005, where she worked closely with portfolio companies including Plastic Logic Limited.

Prior to entering the venture capital industry, she worked at PDF Solutions, Inc. (Ticker: PDFS), where she was one of the company’s first ten employees, specializing in semiconductor device deisgn and fabrication.

Ms. Tanghal holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the London Business School. She currently co-chairs the MIT Club of Northern California’s Cleantech and Energy Committee. 

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