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Partners

Jacques Vallee
Peter Banks
Graham Burnette

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Team

gb Graham Burnette

Graham Burnette holds graduate degrees from the University of Virginia (JD and MBA) and a BS in commerce from Washington and Lee University. Prior to joining the SBV/EuroAmerica family of funds in 2000, Mr. Burnette served as an executive in two companies financed by EuroAmerica. He brings to Red Planet Capital Partners considerable expertise in the area of finance, technology and venture capital law.

Mr. Burnette was chief financial officer and vice-president for business development at Mercury Interactive Corporation from 1992 to 1996. He managed Mercury's IPO on NASDAQ 15 months after joining the company, and ran all interactions with public market investors and business alliances for three years after the IPO. EuroAmerica-I was the first venture investor in Mercury Interactive.

In 1996, Mr. Burnette co-found HolonTech Corporation, where he was chief operating officer and member of the Board of Directors. HolonTech, a portfolio company of EuroAmerica-II, was a pioneer of server clustering and acceleration products. Its technology was purchased by Lucent in 1999.

Prior to his tenure with Mercury, Mr. Burnette was a Corporate Attorney with the firm of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto from 1987 to 1992, providing legal and business advice for high-growth technology companies. Particular emphasis was on business alliances, public and private financings, mergers and acquisitions, technology in-licensing and out-licensing, and corporate governance.