Bryson D. Hollimon - Managing General Partner
Bryson is the Managing General Partner of Technology Venture Partners. Prior to founding TVP, Bryson was a Senior Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Dain Rauscher Wessels, now RBC Capital Markets, where he was directly responsible for the execution of over $18 billion of public and private equity financings and $8 billion of merger and acquisition advisory work. Bryson has over 25 years of experience as an investor, strategic advisor and board member to numerous high-growth public and private technology and healthcare companies.
Bryson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.
Donald E. Bossi, ph.d. - Venture Partner
Don is a Venture Partner with Technology Venture Partners and has been actively engaged with the firm’s venture capital investments as both an executive and Venture Partner. As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of two TVP companies, Aegis Lightware, Inc. and Inlet Technologies, Inc., Don was pivotal in leading the expansion efforts of both companies, as well as, positioning them for successful merger transactions. In addition, he has served in key board and advisory roles across several TVP companies at various stages. Prior to TVP, Don was Group President of JDS Uniphase Corporation’s Transmission Products Group, a division that grew ten-fold under his leadership.
Don holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is an owner of a number of U.S. patents and author of numerous technical presentations.
Frank w. Smith, Ph.D. - VENTURE PARTNER
Frank is a Venture Partner with Technology Venture Partners and serves as an investor, technical advisor and board member to the firm’s venture capital investments. Previously, Frank was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Nistica, Inc., a TVP portfolio company. During his time at Nistica, Frank was a key operating executive in the Company during its rapid growth and through its successful acquisition. Prior to Nistica and TVP, Frank was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Entech Solar, Inc., a diversified solar manufacturing company, as well as, an executive with Emcore Corporation and JDS Uniphase Corporation.
Frank holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Chemical Engineering from Yale University.