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Mike McNamara retired from the electronics manufacturing giant and services business Flex last December after 12 years as CEO of the company – – and another 12 working his way up to the corner office — but he didn’t say at the time where he was headed.
As it turns out, McNamara had decided to join Eclipse Ventures, a four-year-old, Palo Alto, Ca.-based firm led by Lior Susan, who’d previously founded LabIX, a hardware investment platform backed by Flex, when it was still called Flextronics.
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The hires are a big deal. They’re also in line with the other big wheels that Susan has drawn into Eclipse, which funds full-stack companies — meaning companies selling hardware, software, and data — and which just officially closed on $500 million in funding, two weeks after an SEC filing appeared that suggested as much.
In 2016, for example, Eclipse hired as a partner Greg Reichow, who was previously Tesla’s executive leader of global manufacturing, factory/automation engineering, supply chain, and “product excellence.”
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Eclipse is also run by Pierre Lamond, who made his name over a very long career...
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