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Julien Nguyen has 25 years of operational, entrepreneur and early stage information technology investment experience.

He led investments for Applied Materials Ventures and Concept Ventures in companies such as Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN), M-Stream (acquired by Broadcom), Devicescape, Grandis, Takumi, Envision, PixelOptics, with co-investors including August Capital, Benchmark, Carlyle, Delphi, Kleiner Perkins, Matrix Partners, Sevin Rosen, Sigma Partners.

Julien Nguyen founded Applied Materials Ventures in 2001 and Concept Ventures in 2005, and has focused his investments on early stage startups in digital media, communications, semiconductors, software and services.

Prior to his venture capital activities, Julien founded or was part of the founding team for four startups: Ezlogin (acquired by 724 Solutions), Novita Communications (acquired by Planetweb), E-Motions (acquired by Sigma Designs), Radius (IPO).

Julien earned a Master of Science degree from Ecole Polytechnique in France (X77) and a Post Graduate degree from Telecom Paris. Mr. Nguyen holds 21 patents granted in the US.

Julien serves on the board of Envis, Grandis, Takumi, ZillionTV and Sigma Designs (NASDAQ:SIGM).