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Mitchell Rosich

BS '85, MS '86

Athenian Venture Partners (Boston, MA)


Mitch Rosich began consulting for Athenian in 2000 and became a Principal of the firm in 2002. He has five years of technology venture investing experience and an additional 17 years of relevant experience in product and engineering development and operating management of three early stage start-up technology companies, as well as of established technology companies. He has been awarded 11 computer technology patents for software and hardware, eight of which have been used in commercial applications.

Prior to joining Athenian, Mitch was Vice President of Engineering for Sandburst Corporation (2000-2002), a fabless semiconductor company that he joined as it was raising its first round of venture capital financing. From 1999-2000, he was Vice President of Engineering for the Access Systems Division of CIENA, following its acquisition of another start-up, Omnia Communications, where he served as Vice President of Engineering. During 1998-1999, he was a founder and Vice President of Engineering of EasyLAN Corporation. Mitch was an engineering development director and manager at 3Com (1995-1998) and prior to that, at EMC Corporation (1993-1995). He began his career as an engineer with Digital Equipment Corporation (1986-1993).


Mitch has BS (with Distinction) and M. Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering, both from Cornell University, and an MBA with High Honors from Boston University.

Board Affiliations

He currently serves on the board of ECNext, Inc. He has previously served on the boards of Chaparral Network Storage and Candera.