Charlie Bass (engineer)

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Charlie Bass,[1] was a co-founder of the networking company Ungermann-Bass in 1979. Led by Ralph Ungermann and staffed by several colleagues from Zilog,[2] Ungermann Bass helped commercialize ethernet, had a successful IPO, and then was purchased by Tandem Computers.

Bass was also co-founder of Starlight Networks[3] in late 1990, a software company involved in streaming media and Socket Mobile, Inc.[4] in 1992.

In 1972, Bass received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Hawaii. He has taught at University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Santa Cruz; and Stanford University, and he worked for Zilog. In 1989, he formed his own venture capital company, Bass Associates. Bass is currently an advisor to Horizon Ventures[5]


University of Hawaii COE Distinguished Lecture Series Charlie Bass: How To Maneuver Venture Capital