John StocktonVenture Partner
r. John Stockton serves as a Venture Partner at AutoTech Ventures. Mr. Stockton is also an Advisor of Sentient Ventures. He specializes in investments in semiconductors, materials, energytech and nanotechnology and MEMs markets. Mr. Stockton is also a Venture Partner at GSR Ventures. He is also working with several venture capital firms, including Hunt Ventures (Austin, Texas), Partech International (San Francisco, California), and TVM (Munich, Germany). He serves as Vice President of Urban Music at Blackwave Media Group LLC. He served as a Venture Advisor of Mayfield Fund. Mr. Stockton focused on semiconductor, materials, and LED companies in the United States as well as opportunities in China that have global potential. He was also associated with TeraLogic, Inc. He served as President Of Synergy at Micrel Inc. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Wavefly. Mr. Stockton served as the Chairman and interim Chief Executive Officer of ARC International plc, London, United Kingdom. Before that, he served as the Chief Executive Officer at Synergy Semiconductor. Prior to being a small-company entrepreneur, Mr. Stockton was a VLSI-Fellow at VLSI Technology, Inc., where he helped create the PC Chip-Set Division of VLSI, organized the founding of ARM Ltd., and was a Member of the Motorola MC68000 design and marketing teams. Mr. Stockton was also a Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of SVision. He served as the Chief Technology Officer of Stream Machine Company and as a senior Executive of several high technology companies. He also co-founded Tamarack Storage Devices Inc. and served as its Chief Executive Officer. He served as the Chairman of Ubicom, Inc. He served as Chairman of DAFCA, Inc. He serves as Member of Advisory Board at ZETA Communities, Inc. Mr. Stockton serves as a Director of GainSpan Corporation, Camgian Microsystems Corporation, Lattice Power, Structured Polymers, Shine On, Mobert Semiconductor and Theseus Logic. He also serves as an Observer of LV Sensors. He served as a Director of Ponte Solutions, Inc. and Arteris S.A. He served as an Independent Director of Sirific Wireless Limited. He served as a Director of ARC International Limited until June 19, 2002. He served as Member of the Board of Directors of Silicon Hive BV. Mr. Stockton is a recognized semiconductor industry Consultant, focusing on development stage companies working in the fields of semiconductors, portable computing, peripheral, and display technologies. He is a semiconductor industry veteran who has led numerous startup companies in the field. Mr. Stockton received a B.E.S. degree in Nuclear and Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.