Investment Areas:   cloud, enterprise, mobile and energy.

Winston brings over two decades as a technology investor and entrepreneur to build winning teams.

Current Boards:

  • Active-Semi International, Inc., the leader in the multi-billion dollar market for smart semiconductor solutions in power management digital motor control
  • Vidder, Inc. the creator of Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) enterprise cybersecurity
  • Qnovo,  battery management to enable game-changing consumer benefits of faster charging, increased daily runtime and longer battery lifetime

Before founding LDV Partners, Winston served as a General Partner at US Venture Partners for 14 years. Winston backed industry leaders such as Box (BOX), Brion Technologies (acquired by ASML), Clear Shape Technologies (acquired by Cadence), Guidewire (GWRE), MaxLinear (MXL), Mellanox (MLNX) and New Focus (NFUO).

Prior to USVP, Winston was a founder of Vixel Corporation. Vixel successfully brought fiber-optic-based Fiber-Channel and Gigabit Ethernet interconnects to market. Vixel (VIXL) made its initial public offering in 1999 and was subsequently acquired by Emulex in 2003. Winston led Product Marketing at Vixel where he focused Vixel’s technology on the short-reach fiber-optic communications market.

Winston began his venture career as a Kaufman Fellow at US Venture Partners. He earned his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management where he was an Austin Scholar. Winston obtained his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University and his BS in Physics from MIT.  Winston is a former captain of MIT’s NCAA volleyball team and a former coach and a current Director of the Front Range Volleyball Club in Colorado.