Technology investor, Amadeus Capital Partners, has promoted Jason Pinto and Pat Burtis to partners. Pinto joined Amadeus as an associate in 2006 and Burtis joined in 2006.
Technology investor, Amadeus Capital Partners, has promoted Jason Pinto and Pat Burtis to Partners.
Jason Pinto joined Amadeus as an Associate in 2006, having worked with E Ink Corporation in Cambridge Massachusetts, where he was a lead member of the technology and product development team that commercialised the first electronic ink display, deployed in Amazon’s Kindle. Jason holds BS and MS degrees Engineering from MIT and Stanford University and a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge. He has been closely involved in a number of Amadeus’ investments, including Edgeware, Unruly and Linkdex and in the successful sale of Liquavista to Samsung. In 2011, he was promoted to Investment Manager.
Pat Burtis, a graduate of Dartmouth College and Yale University, joined Amadeus in 2006 as a Kauffman Fellow, part of the first Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Amadeus and Imperial College London. Pat began his career with five years at Bain & Co. in Boston, subsequently working at McKinsey and H2Onsite, a Bay Area start-up. At Amadeus, Pat has been closely involved in investments including Transmode, Tobii and GreenRoad, where he spent 15 months as interim CFO and CEO. He divides his time between Amadeus’ London office and its San Francisco office, for which he is responsible.
Both Jason and Pat are part of the team that developed the investment thesis for the Amadeus IV Digital Prosperity Fund, working closely with telecoms giant MTN, the Fund’s cornerstone investor. Both will work on sourcing and making investments for that fund as well as on their existing portfolio companies.
Commenting on the promotions, CEO Anne Glover says: “Jason and Pat have contributed greatly to Amadeus’ investments from our third fund and their international backgrounds – Pat from the USA and Jason from Trinidad – have brought important perspectives to the development of our global Digital Prosperity Fund. We are delighted to recognise their contributions by making them both Partners.”
For further information, please contact Chantal Ligertwood, PR for Amadeus, +44 (0) 07976 229 210.
Amadeus Capital Partners, based in London and Cambridge, is one of Europe’s leading technology investors. Since its inception in 1997, the firm has raised some £600m for investment and backed more than 85 companies in communications technology, cleantech, medtech, software, digital media and e-commerce. Major businesses built by Amadeus include CSR (LSE:CSR), the leading producer of single chip bluetooth radios for short range connections, Solexa, the developer of next generation genetic analysis systems, merged into Illumina (ILMN) to create the world-leader in gene-sequencing technology and Transmode (ST:TRMO), an optical networking solutions business.