Kamran Elahian is a veteran entrepreneur with over 27 years of experience in the high-tech industry. He is currently Chairman of Global Catalyst Partners, a global venture capital fund for investments in communication product companies, which he co-founded in 1999.
Kamran has co-founded more than ten high-tech companies and two nonprofit organizations (see list below), in addition to co-founding Global Catalyst Partners. He serves as Chairman of the Board for Actelis Networks, the Global Catalyst Foundation, and serves on the boards of Beceem Communications, Ikoa and Melodis.
In December 2006, Mr. Elahian was presented The Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the development, innovation, growth and long-term opportunities of the fabless semiconductor industry.
Kamran founded Schools Online, a non-profit organization, in 1996 and he has served as Chairman of Relief International – Schools Online for 6 years.
Mr. Elahian received his BS in computer science, BS in Mathematics, and Masters of Engineering in Computer Graphics from the University of Utah.