Gareth Keane is a Partner with Promus Ventures, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Promus Ventures invests in early-stage deep-technology software and hardware companies that are run by visionary and tenacious founding teams. Promus Ventures funds companies shaping the future in areas like space, robotics, AI/ML, and synthetic biology.
Gareth’s career to date has stretched from engineering roles to venture capital investment. Prior to joining Promus Ventures he worked at Qualcomm Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of Qualcomm Inc, a leading US technology corporation.
Before Qualcomm Ventures, Gareth worked for two years in the corporate development teams at National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments, focused on strategic investment, corporate M&A and corporate strategy. Previously he worked for PMC-Sierra and a number of other technology firms in engineering and engineering management roles across the hardware and software domains, in both Europe and North America.
Gareth has an MBA from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, with a major in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management. He holds a PhD in Electronic Engineering from The Queen’s University of Belfast (UK) and a BE in Electronic Engineering from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Gareth is also a Kauffman Fellow, where he was a member of Class 15 under the mentorship of Bart Schachter, who was VP of Corporate Development at National Semiconductor.