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General Partners
Mark Masur, General Partner
Mark Masur Mr. Masur has served as general partner of Silver Creek Ventures and its predecessor funds since 1989. Areas of expertise include carrier infrastructure, wireless communications, networking and semiconductors. Prior to the formation of Silver Creek Ventures, Mr. Masur began his venture career in 1982 managing private equity technology investments for InterFirst Venture Corporation and its successors. Mr. Masur received a Bachelor of Science degree from Weber State College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver. Representative investments for Mr. Masur include Xilinx, ProNet, and Alteon WebSystems. Current board seats for Mr. Masur include Cellfire, Talari Networks and Egnyte.
Michael Segrest, General Partner
Michael Segrest  As a co-founder and general partner for the Firm, Mr. Segrest has focused his investment activities on information technologies, particularly in the areas of security, networking, and services.  Since the start of his venture career in 1991, Mr. Segrest has actively worked with over twenty-five portfolio companies, helping them realize their goals of becoming successful startup companies.  Prior to Silver Creek, Mr. Segrest served as a principal for a merchant banking firm specializing in the communications industries. Mr. Segrest received his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin in the ERB program (Electrical Engineering option) and his MBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.
The Team
Venture Partners & Advisory Board The management team at Silver Creek is complemented by a select group of Venture Partners that serve to extend the Firm’s reach in selected technology markets. These Venture Partners are prominent, experienced operators that have managed numerous successful technology startups in the fields of networking, communications, and information technology. Not only do they help identify early investment opportunities for Silver Creek, the Venture Partners also provide valuable technology and business strategy assessment to the Firm’s portfolio companies. In addition, Silver Creek has formed an Advisory Board comprised of industry operators and investment professionals that contribute to the Firm’s investment process.