Faysal has more than 27 years of entrepreneurial and VC experience and is a managing partner at Presidio Partners, a US-based multi-sector, deep technology-focused VC fund investing in IT, life sciences, energy, and materials. Faysal founded multiple multi-billion-dollar technology breakthrough enterprises leading to IPO or M&A exits, including Actel and Silicon Architects. Faysal focuses on investments in the tech and energy space and has worked with industry leaders such as Cadabra, Design Automation, and A123. Faysal is a board member of the American Pakistan Foundation (APF) and has been a guest lecturer at both the Stanford Graduate School of Business and U.C. Berkeley on global entrepreneurship and venture capital.