Joseph J. Raffa

Partner, IBM Ventures & Director of Corporate Development at International Business Machines Corporation

Joseph J. Raffa

Joseph J. Raffa

Partner, IBM Ventures & Director of Corporate Development at International Business Machines Corporation

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NuCORE Technology, Inc.
NuCore Technologies Inc.

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Partner, Systems & Technology at IBM Ventures

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Partner-Israeli at IBM Ventures

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Chief Technology Officer at IBM Ventures

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Partner at IBM Ventures

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Venture Partner at Paladin Capital Group

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Partner of Venture Capital Group, Southwest Europe at International Business Machines Corporation

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Managing Director at Paladin Capital Group

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Venture Partner at Paladin Capital Group

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Venture Partner at Paladin Capital Group

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Partner at IBM Ventures

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Joseph J. Raffa
Partner, IBM Ventures & Director of Corporate Development at International Business Machines Corporation
Education
MBA
Class of 1988

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

MS Electrical Engineering
Class of 1985

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

BS Lectrical Engineering & Applied Physics
Class of 1983

Case Western Reserve University provides educational services. It offers a variety of undergraduate degree courses and graduate and professional options such as arts and sciences, dentistry, engineering, law, management, medicine, nursing, social work, and more. The firm also offers dual-degree programs. The company was founded in 1826 and is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.

Career History
Partner, IBM Ventures & Director of Corporate Development
Current

The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

Partner
Current
Director of Development, Special Interest Group on Ai, Silicon Valley Chapter
Current

Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. provides educational and scientific computing services. It offers journals & magazines, conferences, workshops, electronic forums, and online books & courses. The company has office in China. Association for Computing Machinery was founded on September 15, 1947 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Member, Strategic Advisory Group
Current

Paladin Capital Group focuses on investments in growing companies with products and services that address homeland security needs and enhance critical infrastructure.The Paladin III is a multi-stage private equity fund that focuses on investments in companies that can strengthen a country's critical infrastructure. They invest in companies with existing solutions for preventing, defending, coping with and/or recovering from threats to the nation's critical infrastructure and to homeland security. Their primary areas of interest include: mesh networks, information technology services, data storage, business process software, network management software, detection, biometrics, search software, electronic/network hardware, alternative energy, clean energy technologies, network security, communications interoperability and reconstruction, biological/chemical/radiological remediation, protective equipment, asset tracking and container security. Companies must have a proven technology with dual use commercial and Government applications. They must also have: (1) a strong management team (2) the potential for high growth (3) meaningful market opportunities (4) a relevant Board and customers (5) the potential for industry leadership and top tier status and (6) a clear exit strategy. The Fund invests across all stages, but focuses on expansion stage opportunities. Investments range from $5 million to $25 million.The Paladin Capital Partners Fund invests in small to medium size, market-leading companies with proven management teams, strong business plans and products/services with the potential to capture top tier market share.The Paladin Homeland Security Fund invested in companies with products and services that address the broad homeland security market.

Director
Current

AutoESL is the leading provider of high level synthesis for FPGAs and ASICs. AutoESL was founded in 2006 based on advanced proprietary technology that was nurtured, developed, and exclusively licensed from UCLA. AutoESL has now deployed this solution at many leading edge system and semiconductor companies.AutoESL provides the fastest path from algorithms to silicon.AutoESL provides a powerful high level synthesis solution that enables:Synthesis of complex algorithms in C, C++ or SystemC into ASICs or FPGAs.Software architects to accelerate software algorithms by implementing them in silicon.System architects to take software models into silicon without manually writing RTL.Hardware architects to explore and implement the right architecture in silicon.

Director
Prior - 2009

BrightScale, Inc. develops video processing technology for digital television and multimedia products. The firm also provides fables semiconductors. Its partners include MIPS, MontaVista, Tata, Rebaca, Virage Logic, and Denali. The company was founded by Gheorghe Stefan in April 2002 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

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