Brian Long is co-founder and Managing Partner of Atlantic Bridge with over 30 years of hands-on experience in the technology sector in the US and Europe. Previously, Brian was founder and CEO of Parthus-CEVA technologies 1993 - 2003 which he took public (IPO) on Nasdaq and London Stock Markets (Nasdaq: CEVX). He was founder and Chairman of GloNav Inc which developed the first single chip GPS solutions used on Galaxy mobile phones (Acquired by NXP). Brian is cited as the inventor on a number of US and European IC patents and has been named in the Silicon Valley Top 50 Irish Tech Executives. Brian grew up in Dublin Ireland and now lives and works in Palo Alto California. Brian holds an undergraduate and master’s degree in electronic engineering from Trinity College Dublin.
David Lam is General Partner of Atlantic Bridge Capital. He serves on the Boards of Directors of AtScale, Swrve, FieldAware and Accuris, and previously served on the Board of Movidius (acquired by Intel). David also co-founded Summit Bridge Capital, which operates the China Ireland Growth Technology Fund. Prior to Atlantic Bridge, David was Managing Director of WestSummit Capital where he served as its representative on the boards of Twitch (acquired by Amazon), Mirantis and Maginatics (acquired by EMC) among others. David was previously Managing Director for WI Harper, a pioneering US-China cross-border venture capital firm where he led the firm’s US office and his projects included the formation of Innovation Works China (now known as Sinovation Ventures). Prior to that, David was Vice President at The Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm after serving as head of business development for a Carlyle portfolio company. He also held various operating roles at CIENA Corporation, ONI Systems, Cisco Systems and Proxim. David began his career as an investment banker at Robertson Stephens & Company. David is a board member, past president and past chairman of the Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA), which is the oldest and largest pan-Asian, cross-border technology executive network in Silicon Valley. He also serves on the board of the Association of Asian American Investment Managers (AAAIM). David holds a BS and an MA from Stanford University, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management where he was recipient of the Merit Scholarship and Patrick McGovern Award.
Alpesh joined Atlantic Bridge’s London office in 2011 and moved to the Silicon Valley office in 2013. He has over 12 years of experience in large-scale software development as well as corporate finance. Alpesh focuses on opportunities in AR, VR, computer vision, autonomous vehicles technologies, robotics / sensor technologies, Security (Identity & MFA), FinTech / blockchain and, in companies applying AI to these sectors. Prior to joining Atlantic Bridge, Alpesh was in Private Equity (Lehman Brothers) and Investment banking (Nomura) working on LBO and cross-border M&A transactions. Prior to that, Alpesh spent 5 years at IBM as a Software Engineer designing and building large-scale software systems for financial institution. Alpesh received BSc with Honours in Computer Science from Bristol University and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, where he was recipient of two Scholarship awards – “The Sainsbury Management Fellowship” awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the “Peter Englander Fellowship”. Alpesh is an avid audiophile who enjoys a variety of music genres and loves to watch live sports (cricket, European football, Formula 1, basketball), play poker, cook and travel.
Andrew is an Investment Director at Atlantic Bridge where he focuses on sourcing, evaluation and due diligence of new investment opportunities. Andrew’s focus is on enterprise software companies, with a particular interest in companies building software powered by emerging technologies including machine intelligence and advanced analytics. Andrew has been involved in investments into a number of Atlantic Bridge portfolio companies including Prowler.io, Vectra.ai, Striim, Ubimax, SeeReal Technologies and Logtrust (acquired by Insight Venture Partners).
Prior to joining Atlantic Bridge, Andrew was with Arma Partners in London as part of their M&A practice and was involved in several high-profile technology transactions including the acquisition of Wireless Logic by CVC and the acquisition of Fenergo by Insight Venture Partners. Andrew started his career as a consultant with PWC and holds a MSc in Economics from the University of London, PC in Financial Modelling from Cass Business School and a BSc in Business Management from the Dublin Institute of Technology