Entrepreneur-in-Residence Success Stories

How do you build world-class companies? You start with world-class entrepreneurs.

When Foundation Capital was formed, the original partners understood the importance of developing an in-house program to incubate, train and graduate successful entrepreneurs. Thus the Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program was born.

The EIR program allows a select few individuals to apply their knowledge and experience to the mission of developing a solid business plan for an emerging technology. Foundation Capital provides the time, domain expertise, network, and capital to entrepreneurs with the expectation that, given the proper resources, great minds will come up with great ideas.

And they have.

Over the years, Foundation Capital EIRs have helped start or landed executive positions in a number of successful companies, among them Atheros, Peribit, ONStor, Hammerhead Systems, Solar Flare Communications, Silver Spring Networks, CloudOn, PrivateCore and Tealeaf.

That list continues to grow.

Below are stories of EIRs who have achieved success after getting a jumpstart from Foundation Capital. These entrepreneurs have come a long way in building their ideas into the companies they are today.


Read the details about recent Foundation entrepreneurs:

Milind Gadekar, CloudOn
Raj Vaswani, Silver Spring Networks