Specialties: Consulting, Board Member, Mergers and Acquisitions, Venture Capital, Marketing, Strategy, Business Development, Management, Product Management, Wireless communications, Semiconductors, Teaching" />
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Edgar Auslander

Edgar Auslander

Senior Director, Facebook; Founder, Menlo Business Partners; VC, executive/advisor startups, small and large caps.

San Francisco Bay Area

Edgar Auslander has more than 30 years of experience in venture capital, M&A, product management, and general management at startups and Fortune 100 companies such as Facebook, Qualcomm and Intel. He is Director, Head of Facebook Reality Labs Strategic Partnerships, focusing on VR, AR, and wearables, new hardware and software technologies. He initiated and drove the partnership with EssilorLuxottica and redefined Facebook AR roadmap. He is the Founder of Menlo Business Partners, a consulting firm helping companies grow or exit, is at the Board of Advisors of several startups, one of which he helped sell to Google, and was at the Board of a public company. A former Faculty Member at Stanford University and at EDHEC business school, he started his career while studying for his MBA by licensing inventions from Columbia University Telecommunications Research Center.

Edgar Auslander has held several executive positions at Qualcomm, Intel, ST-Ericsson, Audience (a company he helped sell to Knowles), Texas Instruments, VantagePoint Venture Partners, and IXI-Mobile. Notably, he was one of the founders of Texas Instruments'​ Wireless Business Unit ($0 to $5B/yr) and served as its General Manager, Worldwide Strategy and Corporate Development. 
He also served as SVP Marketing at IXI Mobile Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up that pioneered wearables and services similar to Instagram in 2001. A Senior Member of IEEE, Mr. Auslander is co-author of "The Applications of Programmable DSPs in Mobile Communications" (Wiley). He published numerous business and technical articles, and has spoken at industry conferences worldwide. He holds an MBA from Columbia University, and an MEEng from Cornell University.

Specialties: Consulting, Board Member, Mergers and Acquisitions, Venture Capital, Marketing, Strategy, Business Development, Management, Product Management, Wireless communications, Semiconductors, Teaching


Experience:

  • Adjunct Lecturer (Stanford University)
  • Member of the Advisory Board (EvoStream)
  • Senior Director, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Intelligence, Reality Labs (Facebook)
  • Founder and Managing Partner (Menlo Business Partners)
  • Vice President, Marketing and Business Development (Knowles Intelligent Audio (formerly Audience))

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