Welcome!

Java IoT Authors: Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz, Zakia Bouachraoui, Pat Romanski

Related Topics: Java IoT, Linux Containers

Java IoT: Article

Former NuCORE CEO Joins Adams Capital Management as Venture Partner

Veteran technology executive Joe Raffa will help expand ACM operations in Palo Alto

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Adams Capital Management, Inc. (ACM) today announced that Joe Raffa, former CEO of NuCORE, a leading fabless supplier of imaging processing chips to Japanese digital camera and camcorder makers, has joined ACM as a Venture Partner.

Raffa's two decades in technology general management and operations, combined with the experience of ACM General Partner George Ugras, will expand ACM operations in its Palo Alto office.

As an ACM Venture Partner, Raffa will identify early-stage investment opportunities in the IT and semiconductor industries, and work with current portfolio companies on expansion strategies. "Joe brings tremendous domain expertise in semiconductors and deep technical and operational leadership experience at large, industry-leading companies and start-ups," Ugras said. "His skills are well suited to our business model. He will make a significant impact for ACM."

Before NuCORE, Raffa was vice president and general manager of the logic synthesis business unit at Synopsys, the largest U.S. electronic design automation (EDA) company. He also led Hewlett-Packard's marketing for its RISC-based engineering workstation, growing revenues to $1 billion during his tenure from 1983 to 1994. Raffa holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

"I'm delighted to join ACM," Joe Raffa said. "ACM's success in building leading technology companies is a result of the general partners' deep domain expertise, ability to identify and exploit discontinuities in selected investment areas, and a hands-on approach to guiding portfolio company management teams. I look forward to working with ACM and its portfolio company management teams."

ACM's Venture Partner Program is an ongoing effort to collaborate with industry experts to identify emerging technologies with compelling business models, and to leverage the operations expertise of successful entrepreneurs to optimize the long-term success of ACM portfolio companies.

"Joe has already demonstrated his leadership by refocusing several current portfolio company teams on emerging market needs, and by driving their business strategy to achieve profitability earlier in the company's life cycle," said Joel Adams, ACM General Partner. "Joe will add tremendous value to our portfolio by leveraging his semiconductor and EDA industry expertise in addition to his startup CEO and executive leadership experience."

About Adams Capital Management, Inc.

Established in 1994, Adams Capital Management is a national venture capital firm noted for its domain expertise in disruptive technologies in the Information Technology, Semiconductor, Applied Materials and Telecommunications industries. ACM deploys a market-centric strategy to invest in emerging growth companies. With $700 million currently under management, ACM is an active lead investor, with four strategically located offices in Austin, Boston, Palo Alto, and Pittsburgh. For more information, visit http://www.acm.com/ .

Adams Capital Management, Inc.

CONTACT: Joe Raffa of Adams Capital Management, Inc., +1-650-473-0706,
or [email protected] ; or Paul Furiga of WordWrite Communications LLC,
+1-412-894-7202, or [email protected]

Web site: http://www.acm.com/

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


IoT & Smart Cities Stories
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
SYS-CON Events announced today that IoT Global Network has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6–8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The IoT Global Network is a platform where you can connect with industry experts and network across the IoT community to build the successful IoT business of the future.
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
Disruption, Innovation, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Leadership and Management hear these words all day every day... lofty goals but how do we make it real? Add to that, that simply put, people don't like change. But what if we could implement and utilize these enterprise tools in a fast and "Non-Disruptive" way, enabling us to glean insights about our business, identify and reduce exposure, risk and liability, and secure business continuity?
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Telecom Reseller has been named "Media Sponsor" of CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York, which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City, NY. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.