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Pete Moran has led DCM in investing into several new sectors since joining in the late 90’s including a diverse array of Enabling Technology companies. From novel energy storage solutions, to LEDs, to next gen semiconductors, this portfolio focuses on improving energy efficiency and altering consumer experience. As well, Pete was an early investor into the online interactive gaming sector and continues to be active in evolving digital entertainment/education. Pete has spent almost three decades working in several facets of the Electronics and Entertainment Industries, from front line roles focused on IC fabrication at KLA Instruments and Hewlett-Packard/Agilent, through Management Consulting with McKinsey & Co., to managing a business unit at Arrow Electronics.
Prior to joining DCM, Pete helped launch and subsequently led the Computer Products business for Arrow Electronics. Also at Arrow, he led Finance for the Anthem Electronics subsidiary and guided the Systems Integration operation into a profitable, industry-leading performer.
Previously, Pete worked at McKinsey & Co in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Singapore and Munich, where he managed engagements with a wide range of electronics, entertainment and communications industry clients. He also was McKinsey’s internal practice expert on the Semiconductor industry and was a core leader of the founding team of McKinsey’s Silicon Valley Office.
Prior to McKinsey, Pete worked with Hewlett-Packard to improve manufacturing efficiency and control of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors. Before Hewlett-Packard, Pete helped manage the growth of KLA Instruments’ wafer inspection division from infancy to worldwide market leadership.
Pete serves on several boards including Analogix, Bridgelux, Enovix, FreedomPop, LearnZillion, Slice.com, Trion Worlds and he has led DCM’s investments into PlayFirst, SMIC and SigmaTel. He has advised or served on the boards of the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab, the MIT Semiconductor series, the TIE Semiconductor Group, Stanford Mechanical Engineering Department and El Camino Hospital.
Born in the Philippines, Pete lived the nomadic childhood of a military son — though his early years were spent in the Mojave Desert, England and Singapore, Pete will tell you New Orleans, where he attended high school, is where he hails from.
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