Judge, 2014 Silicon Valley (UNC) Regional Finals

Steve Goldberg is currently a Partner at Venrock, a leading venture capital firm. Prior to Venrock, he was a Program Director at Trimble Navigation. He also co-founded DataRunway, Inc., a broadband wireless communications company and was President and CEO of Vidient Systems, a manufacturer of video analytics solutions for the physical security market. He was also primarily responsible for the merger of CoWave Networks, as its CEO and first employee, and Advanced Radio Cells, Inc. to form Arcwave in January, 2003. During his tenure at Arcwave the company has raised over $28M from a number of first tier venture capital firms including Mayfield, Venrock, SBV, Lucent, Comcast Interactive Capital and Vulcan Capital. Prior to joining Arcwave, he was Vice President of R&D at Nokia Internet Communications. There, he had overall responsibility for R&D with a $70 million budget and over 275 engineers worldwide. He helped grow their security appliance business from $50 million to over $250 million in 12 months. Prior to this, he was President and CEO of Verticom, Inc. where he built a new management team, streamlined many processes, and helped restart the company. Before that, he was VP & GM of the Wireless Communications Division at Cylink Corporation that was later sold to P-Com for over $60M. The division was profitable and was part of the successful Cylink IPO in February 1996. In addition to the above, he has also held senior management and engineering positions at Applied Signal Technology, Hewlett Packard, and California Microwave.

Steve holds a Ph.D. E.E. from the University of California at Santa Barbara and M.S.E.E. and B.S.E.E degrees from Washington University in St Louis, Mo. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a past president of the IEEE Communications Society, Santa Clara Section.

Specialties:Corporate and division management, international sales and marketing, wireless communications, networking, and security product design and development, telecommunications systems design development