Tom Lathrop


Venture Capital Investor

Tom is an experienced venture capital investor and board member in privately held companies. Operational experience includes company building, executive management, strategic planning, business models and go to market plans, corporate governance, business development, financial management, liquidation strategies.

Tom is currently an investment director sourcing, structuring and closing venture, private and public equity investments for Intel Corporation. Active as a board of director observer at multiple companies ranging from stealth start-ups to a company with $200M revenue. Examples of private and publicly traded investments closed include: Anobit (Israel): acquired by Apple, DSSD (USA): acquired by EMC, SandForce (USA): acquired by LSI, Nanosys (USA), Neosem (Korea), Persimmon Technologies (USA) acquired by Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ovonyx (USA) acquired by undisclosed, Pioneer Materials (USA) and Micronics Laser Systems (Sweden).

Tom was a board member of the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance and co-chair of its start-up mentoring program. Tom joined Intel in 1988 and has held multiple positions in finance, marketing and business development before joining Intel Capital in 2007. Tom was the controller for a $2B P&L during which time he founded an internal start up providing end user leasing products for Intel’s channel partners. Prior to Intel, Tom worked for McDonnell Douglas supporting shuttle operations for NASA.