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Advent Venture Partners appoints Mike Chalfen as general partner

Advent Venture Partners has appointed Mike Chalfen as general partner in the firm’s technology team.

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Advent Venture Partners has appointed Mike Chalfen as general partner in the firm’s technology team.

Chalfen previously focused on investments in the digital media, software and services sectors while at Apax Partners, which he joined in 1996.

After leaving the firm in 2006 in the wake of Apax’s decision to focus all its energies on buyouts, Chalfen continued investment activities as a private investor.

“We are delighted to welcome Mike to Advent Ventures at an exciting time for the firm,” said Advent Venture Partners’ Peter Baines. “His experience and track record of success at Apax makes him a great addition to our team and a strong fit with our growth-orientated balanced investment strategy.”