Our Team


Ken Lawler • Senior Advisor

Ken Lawler
Silicon Valley • Joined Battery in 1995

A 28-year veteran in the venture industry, Ken joined Battery in 1995 and currently acts as a Senior Advisor to the firm and board member at Calxeda.  With a focus on enterprise infrastructure equipment and semiconductor companies, Ken led the firm’s investments in Airespace (acquired by Cisco), Advanced Analogic Technologies (NASDAQ: AATI), Amalfi Semiconductor (acquired by RF Micro Devices), Aurora Networks (acquired by a private investor), Calxeda, Lara Networks (acquired by Cypress Semiconductor), MaxLinear (NYSE: MXL), Optichron (acquired by NetLogic), Packet Engines (acquired by Alcatel), and SigmaTel (NASDAQ: SGTL).

Prior to joining Battery in 1995, Ken spent 10 years in venture capital at Patricof & Co. Ventures and Berkeley International Capital Corporation. Before starting his venture capital career in 1985, he worked in product management at Advanced Micro Devices and in engineering management at Teradyne and Fairchild Semiconductor. Ken holds a BS and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.