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Bart Schachter is Vice President of Corporate Development / M&A at National Semiconductor (NASDAQ:NSM), a leading provider of high-performance analog integrated circuits headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. He is responsible for business development, investments, and acquisitions with a primary focus on cleantech electronics and analog semiconductors. Areas of interest include power, battery, sensor, lighting, smartgrid, and solar technologies.

Previously, Bart was a Founder and Managing Director of Blueprint, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm with over $200M under management specializing in corporate IP spinouts. Bart and Blueprint successfully led spinouts from companies such as Intel, Fujitsu, NEC, and Xerox PARC.

[A frequent contributor to industry publications, conferences, and industry events, he is often quoted in Venture Capital Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, Private Equity Week, San Jose Mercury News, Financial Times, CNet, The Deal and other publications. For more than a decade, Bart has been a faculty member of the Venture Capital Institute. Since 2003, he has written a monthly guest column for Venture Capital Journal.]

Bart has led investments and served on the boards of over 25 emerging technology companies [including Kiptronic (Limelight), LANDesk (Avocent), Covad (IPO), Copper Mountain (IPO), Media4 (EchoStar), NorthPoint (IPO), AccessLan (AFC), IteX (IPO), GlobeSpanVirata (IPO then Conexant), Broadband Access Systems (ADC), and SpectraSensors. His investment track record includes more than 12 highly successful acquisitions and IPOs.]

Bart began his investing career at Intel Capital as Director of Networking and Communication Investments. He started his eight-year career at Intel in several senior operating roles managing several product lines, including the acquisition and integration of a start-up in Israel. Prior to Intel, he started an enterprise LAN company, later acquired by Alphanet, a public systems integration firm.

Bart holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.