Top Silicon Valley firms continue to beef up on consumer related investments:
New Enterprise Associates has named Mike Ramsay (left), co-founder and former chief executive of TiVo, to venture partner. Ramsay will join NEA’s Menlo Park office to focus on consumer investments. His career speaks for itself. He built TiVo from the ground up. Few practicing venture capitalists can say they’ve founded a company and taken it public. Before TiVo, he worked at HP, Convergent Technologies and Silicon Graphics. He’s an engineer by training.
Mike Brown joins Foundation Capital, another respected Silicon Valley firm, as principal. He’s focused on internet, digital media, mobile application and consumer device companies. He comes from Partech International, where he helped lead investments in RockYou, Wazap, mSnap Interactive, Replay Solutions and others. Before, he was an early employee at Bluefire Systems, an enterprise software company where he helped “take out the garbage,” among other things :) His bio here.