Kevin Landis is the chief investment officer of Firsthand Capital Management and our portfolio manager. Kevin founded Firsthand in 1994 and has since become one of the nation's best-known technology investors. He has been making venture capital investments in primary transactions since 1998, focusing on the technology and cleantech sectors.
Kevin, born and raised in Silicon Valley, has over two decades of experience in engineering, market research, product management, and investing in the technology sector. He appears regularly on CNBC, CNBC Asia, and Bloomberg News, and has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Smart Money, Time, and Money magazines. He is also a frequent guest lecturer at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business, sharing his advice not only on technology investments, but also on management and mentoring of technology entrepreneurs.
Kevin Landis received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He received his M.B.A from Santa Clara University.