“Not everyone is leaving venture capital amid the recession. Bob Borchers, who left his position at Apple last week as senior director of worldwide product marketing for the iPhone, has joined venture-capital firm Opus Capital as a general partner,” Pui-Wing Tam reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“Borchers, 43, had been at Apple since 2004 working on products such as the iPod and iPhone and had even appeared in some company videos about the iPhone. A former executive at Nokia and Nike, he said working at Apple was “amazing” but that the venture capitalists at Opus offered him an opportunity to join and make investments in mobile technologies,” Tam reports.
“He said he intends to look at “the range of white spaces in the mobile world,” including areas like wireless and medicine and mobile marketing technologies.,” Tam reports.
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