Dave Welch

Co-Founder at Infinera Corp.

Dave Welch

Dave Welch

Co-Founder at Infinera Corp.

Overview
Career Highlights

Infinera Corp.
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1913

Number of Boards

8

Birthday

1961

Age

58

Number of Awards

2

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Professional at Fabrinet

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Chief Executive Officer at Infinera Corp.

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Professional at Infinera Corp.

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Professional at Infinera Corp.

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Professional at Infinera Corp.

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Former Chief Executive Officer, Board Member at Primarion, Inc.

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Fund Advisor at Escondido Management LLC

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Vice President-Cloud Platform Engineering at Symantec Corporation

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at pH Pharma Co., Ltd.

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Executive Partner at Accel Partners LLC

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Dave Welch
Co-Founder at Infinera Corp.
Education
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
Class of 1985

Along with its excellent faculty and facilities, Cornell University boasts a beautiful location in the Finger Lakes region of central New York. The huge hillside campus overlooks Lake Cayuga and is crisscrossed by deep gorges and bridges. Cornell is unique among the Ivy League universities in that its agricultural program is part of the state school system. Cornell is well known for its schools of engineering and hotel management. Its strengths in research and instruction have earned it membership in the Association of American Universities, and Cornell can also boast of a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Cornell's athletic teams are called the Big Red.

B.S. in Electrical Engineering
Class of 1981

The University of Delaware (UD) is a state-assisted, privately governed institution that was founded in 1743. It offers 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s programs, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. UD's student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering.

Memberships
Member
Current

Founded in 1964, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. The mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.

Fellow

The Optical Society of America, Inc. is a non-profit organization that engages in the study and research of optics and photonics. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Fellow

The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Inc. is a non-profit organization that owns and operates technical professional association. It provides membership and services, societies and communities support, publication services, and conferences and events. The company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Career History
Co-Founder
2000 - Current

Infinera Corp. engages in the provision of optical transport networking equipment, software, and services to telecommunications carriers. Its products include long-haul and subsea, metro networks, data center interconnect, and software. The company was founded by David F. Welch, Drew Daniel Perkins, and Jagdeep Singh in December 2000, and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Industry Advisor
Current

Diamondhead Ventures focuses on investments in early-stage technology companies that are developing disruptive technologies and have strong, defensible intellectual property. The firm focuses on technology opportunities related to information security, enterprise 2.0 and cross-discipline areas, such as computational biology. Diamondhead Ventures is particularly interested in identifying investment opportunities arising from leading research universities. The firm seeks spin-out opportunities that offer significant capital efficiency benefits by leveraging prior research and development efforts and that allow the firm to fund emerging technologies at a lower risk and a lower cost than typical early-stage opportunities. Diamondhead Ventures makes initial seed and Series A investments ranging from $500,000 to $5 million. They will invest in a company prior to the full development of the technology and/or management team.

Professional
Current

CytoDyn, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company, which engages in the clinical development and potential commercialization of humanized monoclonal antibodies for the treatment and prevention of human immunodeficiency virus infection. Its product pipeline includes PRO 140, CytoFeline, and Cytolin. The company was founded by Allen D. Allen on May 2, 2002 and is headquartered in Vancouver, WA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Committee
Current

Primarion, Inc. engages in providing digital power solutions. Its products include integrated power stages and digital power management controllers. The company was founded in January, 2000 and is headquartered in Milpitas, CA.

Director
Prior - 2008

Apogee Photonics, Inc. designs, develops and produces integrated indium phosphide solutions. The company is headquartered Breinigsville, PA.

Political Donations
$1,000
2010

Founding Partner at Empowered Careers Corp.

$1,000
2009

Founding Partner at Empowered Careers Corp.

Investments
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StrataLight Communications, Inc. develops fiber transmission subsystems. Its products include OTS-4000 system, OTS-4700, and OTS-4011. Its systems are used in building long-haul optical networks. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

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Infinera Corp. engages in the provision of optical transport networking equipment, software, and services to telecommunications carriers. Its products include long-haul and subsea, metro networks, data center interconnect, and software. The company was founded by David F. Welch, Drew Daniel Perkins, and Jagdeep Singh in December 2000, and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
Joseph Fraunhofer Award
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