About Airvine

Airvine is a fast growing Silicon Valley innovator of intelligent broadband wireless backhaul solutions for the enterprise. The company has developed the industry’s first indoor 60 GHz wireless system that exceeds the speed and rivals the reliability of existing cabling at a fraction of the deployment time and cost. Patented RF innovations extend the range and gain of wireless signals, penetrating walls and steering around obstacles that impede transmission. Something never before possible within the 60 GHz band.

Management Team

Vivek Ragavan

Chief Executive Officer

  • CEO of startup Siara; CEO of Redback following Siara sale
  • CEO of Atrica, Sold to Nokia Siemens
  • Executive roles at General Instruments and ADC Telecom delivering broadband and wireless systems
  • Engineering degrees from Cornell and Northwestern

Dr. Ehsan Afshari

Chief Scientist

  • CalTech and Sharif University; Iran’s Presidential medallion for best student in Iran
  • DARPA Young Faculty Award, NSF Career Award, Stanford/Berkeley/Caltech Inventors Challenge winner
  • Professor at University of Michigan in mmWave & terahertz, former 10 years associate professor at Cornell University

Hatch Graham

Executive Chairman & Founder

  • Public Wireless/Telecom company executive (President, SVP, GM) at Stanford Telecom, World Access, TCSI
  • Founder, CEO, and/or Chairman in tech startups (exits to public companies RFMD, Intel, ENA, NEO)
  • Founder & Managing Director of ATA Ventures (three tech funds since 2004, over $400M invested)

Dave Isaksen

Chief Engineer

  • Began career as University of Maryland student employee; Department of Physics
  • Engineering management roles at W-J, Ford Aero, Stanford Telecom; systems & semiconductor
  • Expert in mmWave modem and radio design, including IEEE 802.11 Bands, V-Band, E-Band, and above

Lead Investor

Valley Capital Partners

Steve O’Hara is the Managing Partner at Valley Capital Partners, an early stage venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California.

  • Three time, VC-backed entrepreneur and operator
  • Engineering and management roles at Nortel and Xerox PARC
  • 2 U.S. patents using image processing waveforms for error correction in networking
  • Early stage investments include:
    • Arista Networks, Netscreen, Legato Systems, StorageNetworks, Infinera, Digital Island (IPOs)
    • Cerent ($7.2B Cisco acquisition), SiByte ($2.1B Broadcom acquisition), Pure Digital Technologies ($590M Cisco acquisition)