LiteCap is a private equity firm that discovers, funds and fosters the growth of next generation companies who are likely to have a profound impact on the world we live in.
Success requires the convergence of essential elements
The LiteCap team has an unparalleled record of success. We have spent our careers breaking new ground and building successful businesses that ultimately made a significant impact on the world and the industries they served.
We have lived this path in Silicon Valley, in Europe and in Asia, which enables us to deploy not only funds but senior-level strategy in addition to a highly valuable network of clients and partners. Building a successful business is a process and requires the right balance of passion, vision, conviction and a customer-centric attitude in order to thrive. These are the leaders we look for, these are the qualities we invest in.
Following completion of doctoral work at the University of Aalborg (Denmark), Benny quickly established himself as an innovator in wireless system design and has spent his entire career in the wireless industry. From a principal development role in the first GSM mobile phone, through senior leadership at National Semiconductor, Benny has consistently innovated at the cutting-edge of the wireless industry and has 19 design patents to his name. Benny is widely seen not only as a leading engineer but a wireless industry visionary. He co-founded LitePoint in 2000 with a vision to bring the promise and power of wireless technology to the world. Under Benny’s leadership LitePoint has evolved from a single innovative idea to a global leader in wireless testing and he continues to be the driving force behind LitePoint’s culture of innovation.
Mr. Bouas is an entrepreneur who has spent his entire career commercializing innovation in Silicon Valley and has held senior roles from Engineering and Operations to Sales, Marketing and Finance. Spiros spent the 90s with Silicon Graphics where he led teams who brought to market revolutionary products that contributed billions in revenue to the company. In 2000, Spiros, together with Benny Madsen and Christian Olgaard, co-founded LitePoint Corporation, which grew from a three man team to become a world leader in the wireless industry. Mr. Bouas is an early stage investor and advisor to various technology companies.
Dr. Olgaard is an innovator. He has defined and architected several complex system platforms from semiconductors to full instruments. He was a principal RF system architect with National Semiconductor and later co-founded and served as the CTO of LitePoint. Throughout Dr. Olgaard’s career, he has had close technical customer interactions and has an exceptional ability to turn future customer requirements into innovative and competitive products. He has deep expertise in chip design and holds numerous wireless system patents. Dr. Olgaard is an angel investor to various young technology companies.
A legend in Silicon Valley, Mr. Sanquini began his career at RCA’s Solid State Electronics Division where he also served as general manager and director of memory and microprocessors. From there and through his senior leadership role at National Semiconductor, he witnessed the birth of many industries and led numerous organizations that helped shape the technology industry. He has served as investor and director for many successful startup companies, including PortalPlayer, which developed the silicon and OS for the Apple iPod. Mr. Sanquini has a stellar record of successfully preparing multiple companies for public offering and/or acquisition.
A seasoned business leader and expert strategist, Mr. Simonsen has held executive management positions for the majority of his career. He has extensive experience in project financing, scaling, operations, development and M&A. He has held operational roles with start-up companies and mature global businesses alike, including SPX Corporation, Anhydro Group and Tetra Pak, as well as investment funds, such as IFU.