Mr. Banatao is the Managing Partner of Tallwood Venture Capital and was formerly a venture partner at Mayfield Fund. Mr. Banatao pioneered the PC chip-set and graphics acceleration architecture that continue to be found in every computer today, through the various technology companies he co-founded and exited, such as Chips & Technologies, Mostron and S3. He was also the former Chairman of Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) and SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc. (listed at NASDAQ as SIRF and subsequently acquired by CSR plc). Mr. Banatao is also the founder and Chairman of the Philippine Development Foundation (Phildev), a nonprofit organization working to create an ecosystem of science and technology in the Philippines for long-term economic growth and development.
Mr. Banatao holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, cum laude, from the Mapua Institute of Technology in the Philippines and a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stanford University. He is an inductee of the Stanford University Asian Hall of Fame for the development of advanced chip designs.