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Tom Bruggere

Founder of Mentor Graphics


Tom Bruggere is president of Bruggere Capital, a high-tech VC company.
Bruggere was been founding chairman of 13therapeutics, Sirigen Group, Sensoria and

In 1981, Bruggere was founder, president and CEO of mentor graphics.

Bruggere’s career started at Tektronix and Burroughs Corp. He was also a Combat Forward Observer for the US Army.

Bruggere has a BA in Mathematics from UC Santa Barbara, an MS in computer science from University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA in business from Pepperdine University