Santa Clara University


Magdalena Yesil

Yesil, Magdalena

Yesil has been active in Silicon Valley for over 20 years. She most recently was a venture capitalist at US Venture Partners (USVP), making investments in information technology start-ups. She has been an early stage investor in several successful companies, including, 3Ware, Valicert, Securify, and Claria. She joined USVP after a successful career as an entrepreneur, founding two successful electronic commerce companies, CyberCash, a pioneer in the secure electronic payment systems area, and MarketPay, a software company. She also was part of UUnet in its early days and was chosen Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997 by Red Herring magazine. She started her career as a semiconductor design engineer at Advanced Micro Devices.

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