Dado Banatao is the managing partner of Tallwood Venture Capital. With his vast experience as an entrepreneur, he provides Tallwood with a unique perspective in technology investments. Tallwood invests in unique and complex semiconductor technology solutions for computing, communication, and consumer platforms. Prior to forming Tallwood, Mr. Banatao was a venture partner at the Mayfield Fund. He co-founded three technology start-up companies: S3 Graphics (now a subsidiary of HTC), Chips & Technologies (later acquired by Intel), and Mostron. He also held engineering and general management positions at National Semiconductor, Seeq Technologies, Intersil, and Commodore International. He pioneered the PC chip set and graphics acceleration architecture that remains to be the foundation of every PC today. As a Silicon Valley visionary, he is credited with developing several key semiconductor technologies.