October 16, 2000
Biographies of Kamil and Talat Hasan
By Barbara McKenna
Kamil Hasan is a general partner in the San Jose-based venture company, Hitek Venture Partners. He received his B.S. in engineering from Aligarh Muslim University, India, in 1967, an M.S. degree in engineering from M.I.T, in 1969, and a Ph.D. degree in engineering from UC, Berkeley in 1973. After receiving his Ph.D., he taught at the Indian Institute of Technology, Dehli, as an assistant professor of engineering and later at Stanford University as an associate professor of engineering.
For more than 25 years, Hasan has worked in the software industry. He founded
Hitek Venture Partners in 1995, to invest in early-stage companies in the internet,
e-commerce, telecommunications, and enterprise software areas. He has a portfolio
of 35 companies and serves on the board of five of these companies.
Talat Hasan is chairman and CEO of Sensys Instruments, a company she founded in
1996 to market products for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. She holds an
M.A. in physics from Oxford University and a B.Sc. in physics from Aligarh Muslim
Previously, she worked as a scientist, conducting research in semiconductor characterization
and process control and working for almost five years at Signetics Corporation/Philips
Research Labs in Sunnyvale.