Bandel L. Carano, Managing Partner, joined Oak Investment Partners in 1985 and became a General Partner in 1987. Bandel’s investment focus is on Clean Energy and Information Technology.
Bandel is currently on the Boards of Airspan Networks, Aurora Algae, Boston Power, Centric Software, eSolar, FirstRain, Good Technology, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Mimosa Networks, MobiTV, NeoPhotonics, Nexant, nLight, Norse, Photonics, Plastic Logic, Protean Electric, SmartDrive, Solarflare Communications, and Sundrop Fuels. Bandel has also led investments in and/or served on the Boards of Avici, CoreTek, Endwave, Fiber Tower, General Bandwidth, Netopia, Picture Tel, Polycom, Presidio, Qtera, Sentient Networks, Tegic, Trapeze Networks, Wellfleet, Entropic, Illustra/Informix, Sybase, Tele Atlas, Actel, Airgo Networks, CommQuest, Kenet, Level 5, NanoH2O, NemeriX, Newport Media, Resonext, SMIC, Synaptics, Virata, Interconnectix, Parametric, SunSun Lighting, Synopsys, Tensilica, Wavestream, and Zayo.
Prior to Oak, Bandel joined Morgan Stanley's Venture Capital Group in 1983. He was responsible for advising Morgan Stanley on high-tech new business development, as well as sponsoring venture investments.
Bandel received BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He currently serves on the Investment Advisory Board of the Stanford Engineering Venture Fund.