Brad Farkas

HBSE Ventures | General Partner

Brad is General Partner and co-founder of HBSE Ventures.  Prior to HBSEv Brad was General Partner and co-founder of i-Hatch Ventures with Chip Austin.

Prior to i-Hatch, Brad was a founding Partner of Lazard Technology Partners (LTP), the venture capital group of Lazard Frères & Co. LLC, where he led investments in internet and data communications technologies.

Prior to Lazard, Brad was the Acting CFO and Director of Compatible Systems, a developer of IP routers and virtual private networking (“VPN”) equipment. Brad raised three rounds of venture financing for Compatible, and introduced the company to Cisco who acquired it for $250M.

Before Compatible, Brad was the Founder of Argosy Technology, a communications software company. While at Argosy, Brad developed software packages that were published by Symantec, Novell, and Citrix as well as consulted on technology and strategy consulting for AT&T and Booz Allen, & Hamilton, and the Networking Group at Microsoft.

Shortly before graduate school, Brad served as a Director and Principal of pcANYWHERE, inc., a developer of remote access software and participated in its acquisition by Symantec.  Brad was also a prolific engineer, developing all of pcANYWHERE’s non-Intel based software.

Prior to his work with pcANYWHERE, Brad was the founder of Metropolitan Asset Technology, a technology consulting firm in the financial services industry, and co-founder of Phonetix, a computer peripherals manufacturer.

Brad has also worked at First Boston in Corporate Finance, Venture Capital and Equity Research departments.  Brad has a BA degree from Harvard College with a concentration in Applied Math and Computer Science, and an MBA from Harvard Business School with a concentration in Applied Finance.