Ralph is Managing Director at GE Ventures, the venture capital investment unit of General Electric, where he leads financial investments in innovative Sensors, Robotics & Data-Com technologies for applications in factory automation, advanced manufacturing services and digital health, in collaboration with GE’s Business Units. Before GE, Ralph had been a venture capitalist for ten years, as a Managing Director, Fund General Partner and member of the Investment Committee at the $260M Battelle Ventures fund. Prior to venture capital, Ralph gained significant experience in investment banking, technology R&D and business development. Previously, he worked for several years as an Investment Banker on Wall Street at Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan focusing on Mergers/Acquisitions for the TMT (technology, media and telecom/data-com) industry; prior to that, he worked as a Senior Research Scientist, Engineer, and Business Development Manager in hardware, software and nanotech-enabled IT devices within the photonics and semiconductor microelectronics industry at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies and AT&T.
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