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195 Highway 50, 104

PMB 7172-249
Stateline, NV 89449-7172

Office:    415.433.4646
Fax:    415.433.6635

Founder & President
(415) 433-4646 office

Igor Sill, click for more info

Igor Sill is the Founder and President of GenevaGroup International, Inc. Prior to forming GenevaGroup he served as Vice President for Visual Engineering, a 3D graphics software company, founding management team member of INGRES, and Director, Sales and Support for MicroPro International (renamed WordStar) during its high growth pre IPO period. Prior to entering the software industry, he served as General Manager, EIS and managed the internal merger and integration of EXXON Corporation's three high technology divisions: Qwip, QYX and VYDEC in San Francisco, CA. Igor received his MBA from Oxford University, Said Business School and is a Merton College fellow. He attended the University of California, Berkeley 1975, as well as Stanford University's Graduate School of Business SEP program 1984, Advanced Management College 1981 and Strategic Marketing Management 1983. He concluded the Microprocessor Design and Programming Certification Program at De Anza College 1980 and attended Harvard University's GSB Venture Capital Program, 1997 & 2000 and Stanford University School of Law's Directorship College Program in 1998, 2002.

He is also the Managing Director of Hambrecht Geneva Ventures, and Managing Director of Geneva Venture Partners I & II, a Limited Partner of Benchmark Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Brentwood Affiliates Fund I & II, Granite Ventures, Angel Partners Fund I (the Google investor), and Vertical Ventures LLC.  He was a direct investor in, Tumbleweed, Callixa (SAP) Extricity (PRGN), Finjan, NetGravity, Rubric(KANA), Weblogic (BEA Systems) and iWitness (ZANTAZ), and was an early investor in Powersoft, Microsoft, Sapiens, Siebel Systems, GigaNet (EMLX), Ingres, Oracle, (CalicoCommerce) and SmartStar Corporation. Igor is, or has been, a Board Member of Callixa, Encirq, Karna and Advisory Board member of, The Red Herring Communications and BlinkLogic. He is a member of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Royal Economics Society, Oxford University Society and 11-99 Foundation. He is a Board Member of, and Chairs the Governance Committee for the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF).