Cliff Higgerson

Venture Partner at Walden International LLC

Cliff Higgerson

Cliff Higgerson

Venture Partner at Walden International LLC

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Tekla Capital Management LLC
Hambrecht & Quist LLC
ComVentures LLC

RelSci Relationships

1600

Number of Boards

30

Birthday

1941

Age

77

Relationships
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Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures LLC

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Venture Partner at Illuminate Ventures

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Managing Director, Executive Education at University of California - UC Davis Graduate School of Management

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Co-Founder at CaféX Communications, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Agiliance, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Aviat Networks, Inc.

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Director at Ciena Corp.

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Executive Vice President, Managing Director-Enterprise at EarthLink LLC

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Former Advisor at Khan Academy, Inc.

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Investor at Influitive Corp.

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Cliff Higgerson
Venture Partner at Walden International LLC
Education
BS

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state (after Illinois State University), and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities.

MBA

The Walter A. Haas School of Business, also known as the Haas School of Business or simply Haas, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. The school runs a range of programs and is consistently ranked among the best in the country. Known for its small class size, academic rigor, and application selectivity, Haas is one of the most prestigious business schools in the world. It is the second oldest business school in the United States.

Career History
Venture Partner
2006 - Current

PEI specializes in small private equity secondary purchases. They are a primary investor in venture capital, growth equity and buyout funds. Transactions are typically less than $50 million in net asset value.PEI also manages primary funds-of-funds that invest in venture capital, growth equity and buyout funds at the time of their origination. PEI's investors include major fund managers, corporations, endowments, foundations and family offices.

Venture Partner
Current

Walden International focuses on investments in the following sectors: semiconductors, software, internet & digital media and emerging technologies. They make seed stage, early-stage and expansion round investments. The firm prefers to invest in the US and Asia. The firm generally seeks board representation.

Special Advisor
Current

Illuminate Ventures focuses on early-stage investments in US-based high growth, capital efficient high technology companies. The firm focuses on companies operating in the fields of Internet, SaaS, cloud computing, infrastructure, data analytics, security, IIoT, technology enabled services and mobile and wireless solutions. Illuminate Ventures is typically the first institutional investor at early stages, but they also invest at a point where established companies seeking for first equity financing. They invest in Series and Seed rounds by filling the gap between angel capital and larger funding rounds of traditional VCs. The firm is particularly interested in new and innovative business ideas led by committed, talented and diverse teams, particularly those that include women entrepreneurs. They also make co investments.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

CaféX Communications, Inc. provides software solutions. It offers CaféX Fusion, a software platform that embeds real-time collaboration capabilities within business applications across mobile and fixed endpoints, such as smartphone, tablet, desktop and other digital channels. The company was founded by David Jodoin and Rami Musallam in 2013 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Director
Current

Agiliance, Inc. engages in the provision of security and operational risk management solutions for governance, risk, and compliance programs. It provides cloud managed, compliance and consulting services. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Lambda OpticalSystems Corp. develops optical solutions. It offers LambaNode 2000, LambaNode 3000, LmabaNode 5000, LambaNode 200, and LambaCreate. The firm serves government, telecommunication carriers, research institutions, and affiliations. The company was founded by Abdella Battou in March 2003 and is headquartered in Reston, VA.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

The University of California, Berkeley Foundation (UCBF) has been dedicated to supporting UC Berkeley’s core endeavors — teaching, research, and public service — since 1948. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of volunteer and campus leaders. In addition to fundraising for the University, the Board’s mission is to serve as an advisory group for the Chancellor and the campus as a whole — to ensure UC Berkeley’s continuing stature as one of the world’s preeminent institutions of higher learning.

Audit Committee Chair
Tenure Unconfirmed

TO CONDUCT RESEARCH IN THE FIELD OF BASIC COMPUTER SCIENCE.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2012

William J. Clinton Foundation works to alleviate poverty, improve global health, strengthen economies, and protects the environment, by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and private citizens. The foundation focuses on worldwide issues that demand urgent action, solutions, and measurable results - global climate change, HIV/AIDS in the developing world, childhood obesity & economic opportunity in the United States, and economic development in Africa and Latin America.

Political Donations
$500
2014

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 18th District, Anna Eshoo

$250
2013

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 18th District, Anna Eshoo

$500
2012

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 18th District, Anna Eshoo

Investments
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World of Good, Inc. provides handcraft products marketing and consulting services. It brings handcrafted products from cooperatives, NGOs and nonprofits in developing countries to the US market through whole selling and online retailing. World of Good was founded in 2004 by Priya Haji & Siddharth Sanghvi and is located in Emeryville, CA