As Managing Director of Rhapsody Ventures, Vincent is putting to work over 15 years of his entrepreneurial & operating experience and broad domain knowledge in network infrastructure technologies. Prior to forming Rhapsody Ventures, Vincent was VP of Strategy & Corporate Business Development at VSS Monitoring, and wore multiple other hats – including business development, technology alliances, corporate marketing and venture financing ($20M by Battery Ventures in 2010) – resulted in over 50% year-over-year growth during his tenure. Vincent was instrumental to the acquisition of VSS in 2012 by Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR), a $60 billion Fortune 150 company. Post acquisition, Vincent led strategic planning efforts and helped coordinated the implementation of Danaher Business Systems. He was interim VP Marketing in 2013. He also provided strategy planning, support and research to Danaher’s Communications Platform (VSS, Arbor Networks, Fluke Networks & Tektronix Communications), as well as its M&A and Business Development activities – with a unique perspective of being on “both sides of the same table” of one of the most active and successful corporate acquirer in the world.
Vincent began his career at Lucent Technologies (Alcatel-Lucent/Nokia), and later took on key roles in a number of startups including homeFiber (later became Broadand Rhapsody), Photonic Power Systems (acquired by JDSU, now Viavi), Cleanpoint and Display Photonics. In 2006, he joined KLM Capital, a US-China earlystage venture fund, responsible for investment due diligence and portfolio management. He was board observer for portfolio companies including Auvitek (acquired by Microtune, now CSR), Opulan (acquired by Atheros, now Qualcomm), and Novera Optics (acquired by LG-Nortel, now Ericsson).
In addition to Rhapsody Ventures, Vincent currently advises and invests in several early stage companies including Saisei Networks, Flying Cloud, Skalera, Creanord, Symbid and iFunding. Vincent holds a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering and B.A. in Music from UC San Diego, M.S. in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University, and studied in the Doctorate of Business Administration at Newcastle University and Grenoble Ecole de Management.