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Mtech Ventures Team

Mtech's venture programs team possesses a unique combination of experience in private equity, venture capital, operations, start-ups and entrepreneurship education, enabling them to provide clients with valuable services, resources, perspectives and connections:

Satish Tamboli

Director, Mtech Ventures

Satish Tamboli is the Director of Mtech Ventures and the Technology Advancement Program.  He has served as Mentor to UMD and UVA teams participating in the NSF I-Corps program.

Previously, Satish was the Founder and Principal of US-Asia Ventures (USAV) -  a Technology advisory firm to International Private Equity Funds, Venture Capital firms, and global enterprises.  Founded in 2004, USAV served clients like JP Morgan Real Assets Fund (Asia) and Tata Capital to source, evaluate, and close investment opportunities in Asia and the US.

Satish was Director of Telecom, Media, and Technology (TMT) investments for the AIG Asian Infrastructure Funds I & II managed by Emerging Markets Partnerships (EMP Global) – a private equity group with over $6 billion in committed capital from financial institutions including AIG, GE Capital, and Govt. of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC). He was responsible for investing over $500 million across a dozen mobile, broadband, and internet service providers in Asia.  He represented the AIG Funds on the Board of BPL Communications (acquired by Vodaphone) and Spice Telecom (Acquired by the Tata Group). He has also been an angel investor at several start-ups in Silicon Valley as well as in Asia.

Prior to this, Satish worked at INTELSAT (International Satellite Communications Organization) - the largest provider of global satellite communications services.  He co-led the design and global deployment of their Satellite Switched TDMA Network, managed R&D programs for broadband technologies and presented quarterly strategic plans to the Board.  Previously, he was a Product Engineer at Texas Instruments, Houston, where he managed a MOS front-end fabrication line for static memories.

Satish has an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering, Operations Research, from Stanford University. B.S. in Electrical Engineering (with distinction) from George Washington University. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Edmund Pendleton

Director, VentureAccelerator program
Director, DC I-Corps program

Edmund is Director of the VentureAccelerator program at the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech), where he helps to create new ventures based on technology developed at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is also Director of the DC I-Corps program and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, technology entrepreneur, and angel investor. His primary business experience includes product development and management, sales and marketing, and entrepreneurship. He serves as an advisor and Board Member for several technology start-ups, and frequently serves as a mentor and coach for several domestic and international business accelerator programs.

Jolene Gurevich

Manager, Mtech Ventures & Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund

Jolene Gurevich is a Manager at Mtech Ventures. She is responsible for mentoring and advising startups in the Technology Advancement Program (TAP) Incubator, as well as managing strategic operations within the incubator. She is also responsible for sourcing and vetting companies for investment by the Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund.

Prior to Mtech, Jolene was an early employee at an ed-tech startup, where she held numerous roles integral to the growth of the company. She has expertise in managing both company financials and operations, building and scaling customer success teams, tracking and understanding user data analytics, developing product marketing, setting up and managing HR systems, and building an inclusive team culture.

Jolene has a BBA in Finance from the CUNY Macaulay Honors College. Jolene is also a 2014 Venture for America Fellow.

Chaunda Pair

Administrative Assistant, Mtech Ventures