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william heflin

William Heflin

Managing Director

Willie joined Kinetic Ventures in 1990. His investment activities focus on communication and information technologies and software. He has led investments in Cerent (acquired by Cisco; NASDAQ: CSCO), NetCore (acquired by Tellabs; NASDAQ: TLAB), Corvis (IPO, then acquired Broadwing), Ciena (NASDAQ: CIEN), Cyan (NYSE: CYNI; then acquired by Ciena; NASDAQ: CIEN), Calix (NYSE: CALX), Aztek Networks (Acquired by GENBAND), Cerra, PlumSlice, STAQ, Virtual Instruments, and Vizbee, among others. Previously, Willie was with IBM Corporation where he sold manufacturing and engineering computer solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses and Fortune 500 customers. He received his MS and BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and his MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.