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Team

The Eclipse team is comprised of passionate and experienced individuals with both investment and operational backgrounds. We're deeply committed to our entrepreneurs and the companies they are building.

Lior Susan

Pierre Lamond

Seth Winterroth

Justin Butler

Greg Lyon

Angela Hayward

Lily Troy

Shirish Sathaye

Lior Susan

Founding General Partner, Investment Team

Lior conceptualized Eclipse to meet the unique and unmet needs of hardware startups. He’s been involved in all 23 investments and currently sits on the boards of Owlet, SwiftNav,SwipeSense, Augury, June, and 6 River Systems.

Prior to launching Eclipse, Lior was Founder and General Partner at LabIX, the hardware investment platform of Flextronics, the world’s second largest electronics manufacturing services and original design manufacturer. LabIX brings together startups, OEMs and technology partners across the entire hardware ecosystem. At LabIX, Lior led investments in companies across: energy storage, wireless/infrastructure, 3D optics, additive manufacturing, and robotics.

Lior also co-founded Farm 2050, an AgTech Collective, with Innovation Endeavors to address the global food challenge. Prior to LabIX, he was part of the founding team of Elementum, Flextronics’ proprietary SaaS platform which was later spun out.

Before moving to Silicon Valley, Lior was a serial entrepreneur in Tel Aviv, where he helped build Intucell which was sold to Cisco in 2012.

Lior is a (Res) of an elite Special Forces unit in the Israel Defense Force.

Pierre Lamond

Investment Team

Pierre Lamond is a pioneer of the semiconductor industry. He started his career in 1957 as an engineer at Transitron Electronics before joining Dr. Gordon E. Moore’s R&D team at Fairchild Semiconductor. While at Fairchild, Pierre oversaw the development of advanced, high- frequency transistors and the first generation of digital integrated circuits.

Pierre left Fairchild in 1967 to cofound the National Semiconductor Corporation (NSM), where he was Vice President and General Manager, Integrated Circuits. Following CEO roles at Coherent Radiation and Advent, Pierre returned to National Semiconductor in 1977 to assume the role of Chief Technology Officer and VP, General Manager of Advanced Products.

In 1981, Pierre joined Sequoia Capital as a General Partner, where he played a pivotal role in the expansion of the semiconductor, systems, and software portfolios. While at Sequoia, Pierre was Chairman of the Board at Cypress Semiconductor, Microchip Semiconductor, Vitesse Semiconductor, Open-Silicon Inc., Redback Networks, Verisity, and Plumtree. He was also a Director at Mellanox Technologies and Xoom. Pierre ran, on a temporary basis, engineering departments at Cisco Systems and C-Cube.

Pierre spent three years as a General Partner at Khosla Ventures serving on the boards of Skybox Imaging (Google), Cogenra (Sunpower), SEEO (Bosch), Avogy, SeaMicro (AMD), and HeartVista. He currently sits on the Eclipse boards of Diassess, Kindred, and Light.

Pierre is a native of France. He graduated with a BSEE and MS in Physics from Toulouse University.

Seth Winterroth

Investment Team

Prior to helping launch Eclipse, Seth was an investor at GE Ventures. He was an original member of the Advanced Manufacturing investment team where he made investments in robotics (UAVs / AGVs / manufacturing), additive manufacturing technologies, supply chain software, and industrial IoT technology. Some of these investment include Clearpath Robotics, Airware, Matterfab, and Rethink Robotics. He also helped incubate and launch a robotics-based inspection services business that operates across multiple verticals within GE today.

Seth is a board observer for Augury, Clearpath, Light, Swift Nav, and Owlet and works closely with Eclipse seed stage companies.

Seth is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College. Outside of Eclipse, he spends his time running / cycling, snowboarding, and surfing. He hails from Boston, MA.

Justin Butler

Investment Team

Justin currently sits on the boards of Mavrx and Karma. Prior to joining the investment team at Eclipse, Justin built and led the commercial operations at Misfit, a wearable technology company acquired by the Fossil Group for more than $250 million. Before Misfit, Justin ran the commercialization efforts in the foods, fuels, and chemicals spaces at Synthetic Genomics, a leading synthetic biology company. At SGI, Justin’s efforts led to first-in-class technology development, licensing, and commercialization deals with companies such as ADM, and other Fortune 100 food and chemicals companies.

Justin received his BS in Chemical Engineering from UCSB, and his MBA from MIT Sloan. Justin is an avid cyclist and triathlete, and is on the advisory board of Cyclekids, a nonprofit focused on strengthening the physical and emotional health of children.

Greg Lyon

Chief Financial Officer

Greg is Eclipse’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Eclipse, Greg worked at Sequoia Capital where he managed financial reporting and operations for funds across the U.S., China, India, and Israel. During his time at Sequoia, Greg was also responsible for developing and reviewing GAAP valuation models for 200+ portfolio companies. Previously, Greg was part of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) audit practice in San Francisco where he focused on financial services clients. In his role with PwC, Greg supervised and trained audit team members and worked with multiple investment management and banking and capital markets clients, including: Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Bank of the West, First Hawaiian Bank, California State Automobile Association (CSAA), Carmel Partners, and Horsley Bridge Partners.

Greg graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Sonoma State University. Greg earned his CPA and is a member of the AICPA.

Angela Hayward

Head of Investor and Portfolio Relations

Angela manages investor and portfolio relations for Eclipse. She joined the team from Formation 8.
Prior to joining Formation 8, Angela was the Director of the Stanford Entrepreneurship Network. While there she mentored Stanford entrepreneurs, developed a robust network of investors and strategic advisors and led the communications / outreach strategy. Angela joined Stanford from Khosla Ventures where she worked on Pierre Lamond’s team, working closely with both the wider investment team and portfolio companies.

Angela began her career as a marketing strategist for McCann Worldgroup where she conducted market and consumer research for brands such as Microsoft, HP, Cathay Pacific, and The Boys and Girls Club of America.

Lily Troy

Office Manager / Operations

Lily Troy is the newest member of the Eclipse Team. After graduating from Arizona State University in 2014, she worked as a lead recruiter for the IT Staffing company, Insight Global. Lily was quickly promoted to become an Account Manager, managing accounts with leading technology companies such as Yahoo, NetApp and Lockheed Martin.

In this role Lily clearly demonstrated her exceptional abilities to seamlessly coordinate and schedule a high volume of meetings between clients and potential candidates resulting in customer success and increased new business. Lily brings her talent and enthusiasm to Eclipse where she manages all office operations.

Shirish Sathaye

Advisor

Shirish Sathaye focuses on investments in next-generation enterprise software, cloud-based software, wireless and wireline networking, storage infrastructure and systems.

Prior to Eclipse, Shirish was a General Partner at Khosla Ventures from 2010 to 2013 and a General Partner at Matrix Partners from 2001 to 2010.  Shirish’s prior investments include Aruba Networks (NASDAQ:ARUN), Nutanix, Grandis (acquired by Samsung), Solidcore Systems (acquired by McAfee), Panzura, Kumu Networks, and Vectra Networks.

Shirish’s investing career was preceded by a long operating career at technology companies.  He helped build two venture-backed companies, FORE Systems and Alteon Websystems, and led the design and development of their core products.  Both companies pioneered important new product categories and had very successful IPOs.  Shirish ran the Engineering Group at FORE Systems, a pioneer in ATM Switched Networks.  FORE went public in 1994 and was eventually sold to Marconi for $4 billion.  In 1997 Shirish joined Alteon Websystems, which created the server-load-balancer product category, as its VP of Engineering and later, its CTO.  Alteon went public in 1999 and was acquired by Nortel for $7.8 billion.  Shirish began his career at Digital Equipment Corporation first in the Semiconductor group and then in the Network Architecture & Software Group.

Shirish has a Ph.D in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, an MSEE from Virginia Tech, and a Bachelors Degree in Electronics Engineering from IIT-BHU, Varanasi, India.