Executive Vice President, Invention Investment Funds
Mathen Ganesan is executive vice president of Intellectual Ventures’ (IV) Invention Investment Funds. He is directly responsible for portfolio management, monetization strategy, patent engineering and fund operations, working closely with IV’s monetization teams to maximize the value of the patent assets acquired.
Mr. Ganesan most recently served as managing director of Invention Investment Ireland, IV’s third Invention Investment Fund based in Dublin, Ireland. Mr. Ganesan was responsible for the fund’s investment strategy, patent acquisitions, patent prosecution, engineering, finance and fund operations. Prior to this position, Mr. Ganesan was head of acquisition sourcing for Invention Investment Ireland, where he was responsible for the international patent sourcing strategy for the fund, enabling the acquisition of high impact patents to support the fund’s monetization plan.
Prior to joining IV, Mr. Ganesan served as director of sales for TechInsights, providing IP value extraction services to large blue chip companies looking to understand, develop and monetize their intellectual property assets. He was also previously co-founder and vice president of business development and sales at Storage Genetics Inc, which developed game changing signal processing technology for the non-volatile memory industry, obtained over 50 patent applications, and was sold to Micron Technology in 2010. He was responsible for go-to-market planning, strategic partnerships, business development, sales strategy and execution. Prior to Storage Genetics Inc, Mr. Ganesan ran international sales at Cornice Inc. the first company to produce the consumer oriented “micro” 1 inch HDD.
Over the last 19 years Mr. Ganesan has also acted as a consultant and advisor to companies in the semiconductor, mobile advertising, and music/new media markets.
Mr. Ganesan received his bachelor’s degree in microelectronics and software engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He received his master of science degree in telecommunications from University College London.