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Gareth Keane

Gareth Keane

Gareth Keane

Gareth Keane is currently based in San Francisco as Partner at Promus Ventures, investing in early-stage deep-tech software/ hardware companies run by visionary and tenacious founding teams. Promus has a portfolio of start-ups in areas such as AI, healthcare, fintech and space. Keane has had a diverse career to date that spans venture capital, corporate development positions and engineering roles. Prior to Promus Ventures, Keane was a Senior Investment Manager at Qualcomm Ventures which invests in technologies and entrepreneurs in the mobile ecosystem. While with Qualcomm, Keane invested into innovative companies such as Common Sensing, who are building the next generation of smart health biometrics and Spire Global, a company specialising in data gathered from a network of satellites. Keane held board seats with other companies he invested in during his tenure at Qualcomm including Pelican Imaging, Doctor On Demand and AirMap, among others.

Keane worked in the corporate development teams at National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments, focusing on strategic investment, corporate M & A and corporate strategy. National Semiconductor also sponsored him as a Kauffman Fellow, a programme that fosters innovative leaders through a two-year venture capital fellowship. Keane held a number of roles at PMC-Sierra such as CAD engineer and he managed a team of engineers who defined and drove the company’s semiconductor technology roadmap. In addition, Keane was a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Cadence Design Systems.

Keane holds an MBA with a major in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from the University of Pennsylvania, a PHD in Electronic Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast and a BE in Electronic Engineering from NUIG.


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