Centerview Capital Names Buno Pati Partner


Centerview Capital Technology Management, L.P. announced that Dr. Buno Pati has joined the firm as a Partner adding to the founding partnership of Ned Hooper, former Chief Strategy Officer of Cisco Systems, Inc., David Dorman, former Chairman and CEO of AT&T and Sandhya Venkatachalam former VP Advertising and Monetization and Head of Corporate Development of Skype.

Dr. Pati is an entrepreneur and company builder who brings more than 20 years of experience growing, leading and investing in technology companies and has served as an Advisor to the firm since 2014.

Dr. Pati founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Numerical Technologies, a company that redefined how integrated circuits are designed and manufactured. He led the company for eight years, from inception through an initial public offering and eventual acquisition. He helped launch Nexus Venture Partners, a pioneer in Indian venture capital and founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Sezmi Corporation, a company that developed and marketed video services offerings for telecom services providers. Dr. Pati holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and was a Senior Research Associate at Stanford University and an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Harvard University early in his career.

“We founded Centerview Capital Technology to combine our operating experience and our network of industry relationships with growth capital to actively help companies scale and build enduring businesses,” said Ned Hooper. “Buno brings a wealth of experience in building and operating successful technology companies. Buno’s track record and experience is a great addition to our team.”

“I am excited to deepen my involvement in Centerview Capital Technology and join such an accomplished team,” said Dr. Pati. “As an Advisor to the firm for the past two years, I have seen firsthand how this team can help portfolio companies navigate the challenges of building and scaling companies. As a former founder and CEO who has raised capital for technology companies for over 20 years, I know how valuable and uncommon it is to find investors with such extensive operating backgrounds and ability to work with a company’s leaders.”

Centerview Capital Technology separately announced today the opening of a new office in Atlanta, GA, expanding the firm’s reach and commitment to innovation outside of Silicon Valley. David Dorman will lead the development of the firm’s relationships in Atlanta and the neighboring regions.

About Centerview Capital Technology

Centerview Capital Technology is an investment adviser focused on late stage venture and growth capital investments in the technology industry. Centerview Capital Technology actively partners with leading management teams to build enduring companies, including SecureWorks, Quantenna Communications and Acquia. The firm’s Partners have extensive technology sector knowledge, operational expertise and deep industry relationships that can be leveraged to unlock value and propel businesses forward. Centerview Capital Technology has offices in Menlo Park, CA and Atlanta, GA. More information about Centerview Capital Technology is available at

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