Tallwood’s Dado Banatao Joins Board of Skyera

San Diego-based Skyera, maker of enterprise solid-state storage systems, has added Dado Banatao to its board of directors. Banatao is a managing partner of Tallwood Venture Capital who also sits on the boards of Alphion Corporation, Wave Semiconductor, and Wilocity and is chairman of the boards of Ikanos, Inphi Corporation, and Quintic Corporation.


Skyera Inc., founded by an executive and engineering team with unsurpassed backgrounds in the NAND flash, solid-state, storage and networking arenas, today announced that Silicon Valley visionary Dado Banatao has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.

In addition to his position as a board member of Skyera, Banatao is Chairman of Ikanos, Inphi Corporation and Quintic Corporation and is on the board of directors of Alphion Corporation, Wave Semiconductor and Wilocity. He also served as Chairman and led investments in Marvell Technology Group; SiRF Technology, acquired by CSR; Acclaim Communications, acquired by Level One; Newport Communications, acquired by Broadcom; and Stream Machine, acquired by Cirrus Logic (CRUS).

Banatao currently serves as managing partner of Tallwood Venture Capital, where he provides a unique perspective in technology investments, leveraging his experience from co-founding three technology startups, as well as his past engineering work developing key semiconductor technologies and pioneering the PC chip set and graphics acceleration architecture that continue to be found in every PC today.

“We continue to seek out the very best and brightest minds to assist us on every level, whether that’s part of our management team, an addition to our technical advisory board or a key component to our board of directors,” said Radoslav Danilak, CEO of Skyera. “Dado’s visionary status in the industry and extensive background in starting and investing in unique technology solutions for computing, communication and consumer platforms brings to Skyera instant recognition as a company that is set to revolutionize the industry with our solid-state enterprise storage solutions.”

About SkyeraSkyera Inc. is an emerging provider of enterprise solid-state storage systems designed to enable a large class of applications with extraordinarily high performance, exceptionally lower power consumption and cost effectiveness relative to existing enterprise storage systems. Founded by the executives who previously developed the world’s most-advanced flash memory controller, Skyera is backed by key technology and financial partnerships designed to position it at the forefront of the hyper growth in the solid-state storage sector. The company was featured in the Gartner report “Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2012,” was chosen by Flash Memory Summit as a Best of Show award winner for 2012 in the category of Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application, and won the Visionary Product Award at Storage Visions, 2013.