Jiong Ma has more than 20 years of research, operating and venture capital experience in the technology industry. Prior to joining Braemar, she was with the venture group at 3i, a global private equity firm. At 3i, Dr. Ma was responsible for investment in the information technology and clean tech sectors. Prior to 3i, Dr. Ma held several senior positions at Lucent Technologies and Bell Labs. Her responsibilities included lead roles in product portfolio strategy, new product launches for Optical and Data Networking, and research and product development, where she led projects in defining product features, system architecture, network design and operations. Dr. Ma was also a founding team member of Onetta, a fiber networks start-up company, and a technical staff member of Nortel Networks.
Dr. Ma received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an M.S. in electrical engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, and a B.S. in physics from Lanzhou University, China. She is a graduate of the Kauffman Fellows Program, has published or co-authored 15 technical papers, and holds one U.S. patent. Dr. Ma served on the boards of prior investments: Convey Computer (acquired by Micron, 2015) and Powervation (acquired by Rhom, 2015). She currently serves on the boards of Aledia, Fulham, Laser Light Engines, MC10, and Voxel8.
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“In energy technology, a company’s prospect for success goes far beyond its access to capital. Its financial viability is ultimately dependent upon the integrity of its science. On a daily basis, I am called upon to think as an investor, an entrepreneur, and a scientist. The opportunity to apply a variety of perspectives makes each day unique.”— Jiong Ma