Brent MacDonald is Partner at Rising Tide, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that specializes in early-stage investing in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Healthcare, and Deep Tech. Investments focus on companies based in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. At Rising Tide, Brent brings over 25 years of professional experience in the IT and telecommunications industries and investing. He assisted on investments and follow-up financing in several companies including Zong (acquired by e-Bay), Sandvine Corp. (TSX:SVC), Abridean (acquired by nCipher), LEA (acquired by HP Company), Netcentrex (acquired by Comverse), and Highwave Optical Technologies (EPA:HGWO).
Most recently, Brent led the Internet of Things (IoT) global marketing efforts for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Communications Media Solutions Business division. Brent is an Independent Director at Socket Mobile (NASDAQ: SCKT) and holds Master’s Degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Carleton University.