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Axel Bichara is a Partner in the technology group. He joined Atlas Venture in 1993 and focuses on software investments.
Before coming to Atlas Venture, he was Vice President of Product Development at Premise, a venture-backed software company which he co-founded in 1987. Premise was acquired by Computervision in 1991. Among the companies Axel has funded, he was first round lead investor in SolidWorks (acquired by Dassault Sytemes), SpeechWorks (IPO, later merged with Nuance) and Phase Forward (IPO, later acquired by Oracle).
Axel currently serves on the Boards of Atlas portfolio companies CloudSwitch, EnglishCentral, Globoforce, Marathon, NaviNet, OwnerIQ, Pixtronix, Recorded Future and VideoIQ.
Axel holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Master of Science degree from MIT and a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Technical University Berlin.
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