Ossama Hassanein is an entrepreneur, mentor, and venture capitalist. He has managed over $1 billion of international technology funds in diverse leadership roles including EVP of Berkeley International in San Francisco, Chairman of Technocom Ventures in Paris, President of Newbridge Networks Holding in Canada, Senior Managing Director of Newbury Ventures, and Chairman of the Rising Tide Fund in Silicon Valley. In the eighties, he led the mezzanine financing of 80+ Silicon Valley based IT companies that became spectacular successes. Combined market value today exceeds $200 billion. His specialties are new company formation, venture capital financing, corporate governance, international business expansion, joint ventures and mergers, and acquisitions.