Bandel Carano

Managing Partner

Focus Areas

Information Technology
Clean Energy

Bandel Carano


Current Investments Past Investments
Airspan Networks, Inc.
Phononic, Inc.
2Wire, Inc.
Actel Corporation
Airgo Networks, Inc.
Avici Systems, Inc.
Centric Software
CommQuest Technologies, Inc.
CoreTek, Inc.
Diamond Lane Communication Corporation
Endwave Corporation
Entropic Research Laboratory
eSolar, Inc.
FiberTower Corporation
FirstRain, Inc.
Good Technology
I-Logix, Inc.
Kineto Wireless, Inc.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.
Level 5 Networks
Mimosa Networks, Inc.
MobiTV, Inc.
Mojix, Inc.
NeoPhotonics Corporation
Netopia, Inc.
Newport Media, Inc.
Nexant, Inc.
Parametric Technology Corporation
PictureTel Corporation
Polycom, Inc.
Presidio Networked Solutions
Protean Electric
Qtera Corporation
Resonext Communications, Inc.
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation
Sentient Networks, Inc.
SmartDrive Systems, Inc.
Solarflare Communications, Inc.
Sundrop Fules, Inc.
Sybase, Inc.
Synaptics, Inc.
Synopsys, Inc.
Tegic Communications, Inc.
Tele Atlas, NV
Tensilica, Inc.
Trapeze Networks, Inc.
Virata Corporation
Wavestream Corporation
Wellfleet Communcations
Zayo Group

Bandel L. Carano, Managing Partner, joined Oak Investment Partners in 1985 and became a General Partner in 1987. Bandel’s investment focus is on Information Technology and Clean Energy.

Bandel is currently on the Boards of Airspan Networks, Centric Software, NextNav, and nLight. Bandel has also led investments in and/or served on the Boards of 2Wire, Avici, CoreTek, Endwave, Fiber Tower, Good Technology, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, MobiTv, Mojix, NeoPhotonics, Netopia, Phononic Devices, Picture Tel, Polycom, Presidio, Protean Electric, Qtera, Sentient Networks, SmartDrive, Solarflare Communications, Tegic, Trapeze Networks, Wellfleet, Entropic, Illustra/Informix, Sybase, Tele Atlas, Actel, Airgo Networks, CommQuest, Kenet, Level 5, NanoH2O, NemeriX, Newport Media, Resonext, SMIC, Synaptics, Virata, Interconnectix, Parametric, Synopsys, Tensilica, Wavestream, and Zayo.

Prior to Oak, Bandel joined Morgan Stanley’s Venture Capital Group in 1983. He was responsible for advising Morgan Stanley on high-tech new business development, as well as sponsoring venture investments.

Bandel received BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He currently serves on the Investment Advisory Board of the Stanford Engineering Venture Fund.