Edgar Auslander has more than 30 years of experience, serving at private and public company Boards, working in a variety of operational and strategy roles including product management, marketing, business development, general management of business and engineering teams, venture capital, and M&A, at startups, a VC firm, and Fortune 500 companies. Notably, he was one of the founders of Texas Instruments’ Wireless Business Unit, bringing it from no product no revenue to $5B/year. He combines deep business and technical knowledge of high-tech ecosystems, from semiconductors to consumer devices, application software and services. A Lecturer at UC Berkeley Extension and former Faculty Member at Stanford University and the EDHEC Business School, he is a frequent guest lecturer at engineering and business schools in Europe and the USA, and started his career while studying for his MBA by licensing inventions from Columbia University.
He is currently Senior Director, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Intelligence at Meta, (fka. Facebook), focusing on new hardware and software technologies. He initiated and led a partnership with EssilorLuxottica that redefined Facebook’s Augmented Reality roadmap with e.g. RayBan Stories.
Most recently, Edgar Auslander was Founding Managing Partner at Menlo Business Partners, a consulting firm based in Menlo Park and Paris. Previously, he held several executive positions at Qualcomm, Intel, ST-Ericsson, Texas Instruments, and Audience, a company he helped sell to Knowles. At each company, in parallel to his roles, he drove several acquisitions and divestitures. He was also a VP at the venture capital firm VantagePoint Venture Partners and served as SVP at IXI Mobile Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up that pioneered wearables and services similar to Instagram in 2001. A Senior Member of IEEE, Mr. Auslander is co-author of “The Applications of Programmable DSPs in Mobile Communications” (Wiley), published several articles, and has given numerous keynotes at industry conferences worldwide. He holds an MBA from Columbia University, and an MEEng. from Cornell University.
Specialties: Mergers and Acquisitions, Venture Capital, Marketing, Strategy, Business Development, Management, Product Management, Product and technology roadmaps, Wireless communications, AR/VR, Semiconductors, Consulting, Teaching, Board Member