Mr. Parizeau is a Partner at Norwest Venture Partners, a 40-year-old venture capital firm with offices in Wellesley, MA, and Palo Alto, CA. He joined the firm in 1984 and opened the east coast office in 1989. His current investment interests include software, communications equipment, and semiconductors. He has been an investor in, and a director/advisor of, several firms in numerous industries. He is also on the Board of Advisors for North Bridge Venture Partners, Weston Presidio Capital, and Skypoint Capital, and a member of the Computing Advisory Group at Dartmouth College. Prior to Norwest Venture Partners, Mr. Parizeau held technical marketing positions at Texas Instruments, and Data General.