Ken Lawler • General Partners & Partners
Silicon Valley • Joined Battery in 1995
A 27-year veteran in the venture industry, Ken joined Battery in 1995. He’s located in Battery’s Menlo Park office and focuses on investments in enterprise infrastructure equipment, and semiconductor companies. Since joining Battery, he has led the firm’s investments in Airespace (acquired by Cisco), Advanced Analogic Technologies (NASDAQ: AATI), Amalfi Semiconductor, Aurora Networks, Calxeda, Lara Networks (acquired by Cypress Semiconductor), MaxLinear (NYSE: MXL), Optichron (acquired by NetLogic), Packet Engines (acquired by Alcatel), SigmaTel (NASDAQ: SGTL), and Zenverge.
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.