The Woodside Fund, a venture firm based in Redwood Shores, said it has added Mark Hoover as a venture partner.

Prior to joining Woodside Fund, Hoover was the co-founder and president of Acuitive, Inc., a consulting firm that advised entrepreneurs on product and market strategies.

Hoover was also a senior executive at Synoptics/Bay Networks and served in engineering and management roles at AT&T Bell Labs and AT&T Computer Systems.