Flip has been part of InterWest’s IT team since 1982. With a background in engineering, he has invested in multiple areas of information technology, including semiconductors, computing and networking equipment, and infrastructure and applications software.
Flip was a board member of Xilinx(XLNX), a publicly-held company, from 1984 to 2016 and chairman from 2009 through 2015. He is a board member of several privately-held companies, including Microfabrica . Flip also serves on the advisory board of Storm Ventures II and is a past president of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists.
Flip earned his M.B.A. from Harvard University and received his M.S. and B.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He has one international and two U.S. patents.