General Partners

Joseph W. Bartlett

Bartlett is Of Counsel at the law firm of Fish & Richardson LP, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the world. He is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law and the Johnson School of Business at Cornell, and Founder and Chairman of the Board of VC Experts,

A former Undersecretary of Commerce, law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren and President of the Boston Bar Association, Mr. Bartlett graduated from Stanford Law School, where he was president of the Law Review. He has acted as counsel to, a director of, and shareholder in, a number of development-stage companies during his 38-year career in the venture capital business. Bartlett, past director of Advanced Telecommunications Corp.; Shawmut Bank N.A.; the Shawmut Corporation; the Harbor National Bank; and the Northeast Federal Savings and Loan Association, he has been a limited partner in a number of pooled investment vehicles, including Bain Capital and Needham Emerging Growth Partners.

Bartlett literally wrote the book on venture capital financing, having published numerous articles and books including: Equity Finance: Venture Capital, Buyouts, Restructurings and Reorganizations; Corporate Restructurings: Reorganizations and Buyouts; and Venture Capital: Law, Business Strategies and Investment Planning. He has been an acting professor of law at Stanford and an instructor in law at Boston University Law School. He currently teaches Fundamentals of Venture Capital at NYU School of Law..

Rick Burnes

Burnes is a partner of Charles River Venture, of which he was a founder in 1970. He has played a major role in CRV’s development as one of the major U.S. venture firms. Burnes is currently a director of Concord Communications, Passport Corp. and Speechworks.

In recent years, Burnes has focused on investments in the fields of communications and information services. Cascade, Chipcom Corporation, Epoch Systems, Abacus Direct, Summa Four, Prominet, Aptis and Sonus Networks are among the successful investments he has led on behalf of Charles River Ventures.

Apart from venture capital, Burnes has been active in community organizations. He is a trustee of Boston’s nationally recognized Science Museum and vice chairman of Sea Education Association. He is a past chairman of the board of the Middlesex School, and a major fundraiser for that institution.

Burnes holds a B.A. in history from Harvard College and an MBA from Boston University. He and his wife, Nonnie, who is a judge in Massachusetts Superior Court, have three children.

Krishen Mehta

Mehta is a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, based in Tokyo, Japan, specializing in tax practice. Mehta is an engineer by training, from one of the IIT’s in India and also has an MBA. A U.S. citizen, he is a registered CPA from the State of Colorado. Mehta and his wife, Geeta, founded a foundation in Japan that finances micro-credit banks and computer-based information centers in villages across India. This foundation works closely with Dr. M. S. Swaminathan, known to many as the father of the green revolution of India.

Krishen and Geeta have two sons, one a recent graduate of Harvard College and one studying at the Exeter School in New Hampshire.

Samer Khanachet

Khanachet is president of United Gulf Management, Inc., a U.S. division of Kuwait Projects Company. He has spent more than 25 years managing investment banking companies with a focus on developing innovative approaches to matching capital and opportunities between the Middle East and the U.S. He earned B.S. degrees from MIT in Chemical Engineering and in Management Science, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He worked on the initial development of Kuwait’s capital markets and the financing of industrial projects, providing technical, financial, and strategic support through the Industrial Bank of Kuwait.

In 1980, Mr. Khanachet joined the Sharjah Group, a Kuwaiti-owned investment company with offices in London and throughout the Arabian Gulf. In 1996, he reduced his Kuwait responsibilities to pay greater attention to the U.S. market and the sourcing of further opportunities, technology, know-how, products, and ideas to support KIPCO’s many regional activities. Khanachet is also president of the Arab Bankers Association of North America.

Iqbal Quadir

Quadir is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a Fellow at the Center for Business and Government and a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Business Innovation at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. He founded GrameenPhone, which provides telephone access throughout Bangladesh, including to its rural poor, by adding cellular telephony to village-based micro-enterprise. In January 1999, the World Economic Forum based in Davos, Switzerland, honored Quadir as a Global Leader for Tomorrow.

Earlier in his career, Quadir was a vice president of Atrium Capital Corp., an associate at Security Pacific Merchant Bank and Coopers & Lybrand, and a consultant to the World Bank in Washington, D.C. He received an MBA and an M.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. with honors from Swarthmore College.

Arnold D. Scott

Scott is Chairman and CEO of Asset Link International, a strategic consulting firm he co-founded in 2003 to assist clients, primarily international financial services institutions, in the design and marketing of sophisticated investment products.

Prior to retiring from MFS Investment Management at the end of 2001, he had served the major U.S. investment management firm in a variety of executive roles for 32 years. He joined MFS in 1969 as a Staff Attorney. In 1975, he was appointed General Counsel. In 1987, he was elected to the Board of Directors and Management Committee and served in these capacities and as Senior Executive Vice President until his retirement. In 1988, Scott created the International Division of MFS and led its international expansion efforts for the next decade. He also supervised the firm’s administrative departments and created its Strategic Planning team.

Scott is a Trustee of the New England College of Finance and a Director of Experion Systems and ImpactAuction. He has been active as an angel investor through Hub Angels (Boston) and as an adviser to start-up companies Gold K, Life Harbor, IntelliSphere, Webster Capital and Vestmark. Scott served for many years as a Trustee of Massachusetts Investors Trust, the first mutual fund, and the other mutual funds in the MFS Family. He was a founding Director and a member of the Executive Committee of ICI Mutual Insurance Co., the “captive” insurance company which provides Errors & Omissions and Fidelity Bond insurance to the majority of U.S. mutual fund firms.

Crocker Snow. Jr.

Founder of the Money Matters Institute during the UN’s World Social Summit in Copenhagen in March 1995, Snow has directed Institute activities since then, including the development of the Global Horizon Fund. As an international journalist, he was the first president of World Times, Inc. and Editor in Chief of The WorldPaper from l979-2001. Snow previously lived in Japan for six years, reported from Vietnam for The Boston Globe and from Europe for Deutsche Welle and WGBH. He has an extensive global network of journalists, publishers, bankers, diplomats and politicians. Prior to founding World Times, Snow was national editor of The Boston Globe.

Snow is a board member of the International Honors Program, the Jefferson Awards for Public Service, the United Nations Association of Greater Boston and the Fundacion para un Nuevo Periodismo in Cartagena, Colombia. He is also a member of the Brain Trust of the Evian Group of Lausanne (Switzerland), the Editorial Committee of the Development Gateway in Washington and was a designated business interlocutor of the UN’s 2002 “Financing for Development” conference. He holds and A.B. from Harvard College and an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.

Nicholas P. Sullivan

Executive Director of Money Matters Institute, Sullivan compiled and presented the expanded Wealth of Nations Triangle Index at the International Conference on Financing for Development in Monterrey, Mexico, where he was a UN-accredited business interlocutor. He has been involved with the Global Horizon Fund since its inception, working with State Street Corp. to develop research to identify target countries.

Sullivan has spent more than 20 years in business magazine publishing, focusing on the nexus between technology and entrepreneurship. Previously, he was VP/Editor in Chief at Inc.com (Bertelsmann) and VP/Editor in Chief at the Scholastic SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) Group, publisher of Home Office Computing magazine. He was also director of SOHO Custom Publishing, catering to Fortune 500 telecom clients, chair of the Inc./Cisco Growing with Technology Awards, chair of the Inc. E-Strategies conference, and judge for the US West New Ventures Seed Capital Competition ($100,000 prize money). He is the author of Computer Power for Your Small Business(Random House) and for 10 years wrote the Workstyles column (“life and work in the information age”) for Home Office Computing. Sullivan received an A.B. from Harvard College and an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.