Habib Kairouz is Managing Partner of Rho Capital Partners, Inc. (www.rho.com), a private equity firm with $2.5 billion under management and offices in New York, Palo Alto and Montreal. Rho's business units span various classes of private equity investments, including venture capital in early stage and growth equity technology and healthcare companies (Rho Ventures and Rho Canada), and fund investments in all classes of venture capital and private equity funds (Rho Fund Investors). Over the years, Rho Ventures has been a significant early backer of a number of industry-leading venture companies including Capstone Turbine, Ciena, CommerceOne, Compaq Computers, Diversa, Human Genome Sciences, Intralinks, iVillage, MedImmune, Nitromed, Senomyx, Silicon Graphics, Tacoda Networks, and Vicuron. Habib is a General Partner in Rho Ventures, the direct venture capital arm of Rho, focusing on multi-stage investments in information technology, new media, telecommunications, alternative energy and healthcare companies. He is also a member of the Investment Committees of Rho Fund Investors, a private equity fund of funds as well as Rho Canada, an early stage venture capital fund focused on Canadian companies. Habib is a member of the board of directors of a number of companies in which Rho Ventures is an investor. His current and recent board seats include Dashlane, Everydayhealth (NYSE:EVDY), Intralinks (NYSE:IL), iVillage (sold to NBC), ReachLocal (NASDAQ: RLOC), Tacoda Networks (sold to Time Warner), Tripod (sold to Lycos), Verified Person, and Yantra (sold to AT&T). Habib also previously led Rho's investments in such companies as CommerceOne (NASDAQ:IPO) and OMGPOP (Sold to Zynga). Habib also serves on the Boards of Directors of a number of other Lebanon-focused organizations that emphasize economic development, including Social and Economic Action for Lebanon (www.seal-usa.org) and the Lebanon chapter of Endeavor Global (www.endeavor.org). Habib received a B.S. in Engineering and a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University.