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Founded by Cornell University researchers, Waltz Networks is a venture-backed startup using breakthrough control schemes to enable networks of all sizes to be self-managing. For the first time, real-time control can be delivered seamlessly in any existing network for exponential improvements in resiliency and performance.

founders

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Nithin Michael

Nithin Michael received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University, where he was a Jacobs Fellow. His dissertation at Cornell solved a long-standing problem in networking, which forms the basis of Waltz’s core technology.

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Kevin Tang

Kevin Tang, CTO and co-founder, is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. His networking research has received multiple awards including the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers from the White House in 2012.

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investors

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Forest Baskett

Forest joined NEA in 1999 as a Venture Partner and became a General Partner in 2004. Forest focuses on information and energy technology investments and serves on the Board of Directors for several private and public companies. Some of his investments that became public companies are Atheros Communications, Audience, Data Domain, Fusion-io and Tableau Software.

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Ron Bernal

Ron is an entrepreneur and business executive who spent the first 24 years of his career in the high-technology operating world and the last 14 years as a venture capitalist. He joined NEA in 2010 as a Venture Partner and focuses on information and energy technology investments. He currently serves on the boards of Cohere Technologies, Gainspeed, Ketra, Kumu Networks, Luminate Wireless and Waltz Networks and works closely with Blue Jeans Network and Datavisor.

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