Vlad Dabija is a technologist, a technology investor, a business strategist and an entrepreneur who has worked in four countries on three continents and has led technology development teams worldwide.
Vlad is a Managing Director at IgniteIP, a private equity firm focused on the placement and monetization of intellectual property (IP) directly into industry. The firm invests in and manages all aspects of the commercialization of IP.
Vlad recently served as CEO of Green Border Technologies, a venture-backed company he co-founded. Before that, he was a Partner at CMEA Ventures where he invested in numerous early stage technology start-ups. Vlad brings 20 years of experience in computer technology, including software, artificial intelligence, enterprise security and networking. At Sun Microsystems, he held managerial positions in corporate development and software architecture and development. Previously, at Ashton Tate Corporation, Vlad worked as senior software engineer. He has also consulted with numerous high-tech start-up and venture capital firms on business strategy and technology issues.
Vlad is co-author of the book Planning for Real Time Event Response Management, Prentice Hall, 2000.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Vlad holds a PhD in computer science from Stanford University, and an MBA, with Distinction, from the Wharton School of Business, where he was a Palmer Scholar. He also holds a Diplomat Engineer degree in control and computer engineering from the Polytechnic Institute in Bucuresti, Romania. Vlad has also served on the faculty of Stanford and the Polytechnic Institute.
Vlad is a member of Class 5 and completed his fellowship under mentor Gordon Hull at CMEA Ventures.