Faysal Sohail

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Faysal Sohail was born on 1963 in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, is an American businessman. Discover Faysal Sohail’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 57 years old?

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Occupation-Managing Director, Presidio Partners-Vice Chair of the Board, Silicon Valley Education Foundation-Entrepreneur-Venture Capitalist
Age57 years old
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BirthplaceAl Khobar, Saudi Arabia
NationalitySaudi Arabia

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Faysal Sohail Net Worth

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Net Worth in 2020$1 Million – $5 Million
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Sohail spent his early career working in integrated circuit (IC) design engineering and marketing at LSI Corporation and Actel Corporation During Sohail’s tenure, Actel developed breakthrough technology in the form of field-programmable gate array (FPGA) semiconductor chips. FPGA technology enabled creation of electronic products at a low cost, and to be reconfigured in the field when needed as opposed to sending them to a manufacturer for fabrication. Development of this technology revolutionized the chip market and created a worldwide $3 billion industry. In 1990 Sohail co-founded Silicon Architects, a company that pioneered the complex Structured ASIC (application-specific integrated circuits) Methodology called Cell-Based Array (CBA). The ASIC architecture was considered the new design technology of choice to develop very complex ASICs for cutting-edge applications such as multimedia, graphics and telecommunications. Silicon Architects was one of the first Silicon intellectual property companies. They designed the fundamentals of computer chips, creating a platform on which companies could build chips with higher performance that used lower power, and then licensed the technology. Synopsys Inc. acquired Silicon Architects in 1995. Sohail worked for Synopsys as Senior Vice President of the Intellectual Property group and then as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy.

Sohail was chosen as one of 11 delegates for the U.S. Department of State’s Global Entrepreneurship Program, created to promote entrepreneurship around the world. The delegation was focused on growing entrepreneurship and building relationships in the Middle East/North Africa, particularly in Egypt.


On June 15, 2011, the US Jakarta-Indonesia Embassy issued a press release naming Sohail as one of 13 members of an Entrepreneurship Delegation set to visit Indonesia July 19–24, 2011. According to the press release, “The Entrepreneurship Delegation will enhance U.S. and Indonesian efforts to promote entrepreneurship and strengthen business ties…”

Sohail was named the 2011 Pioneer Business Leader by the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. This award is given to business leaders who have contributed to the improvement of education in the Silicon Valley. Previous awardees include John Chambers, chairman and CEO of Cisco.


In 2010, Sohail accompanied then California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to Moscow to meet with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to encourage entrepreneurial investments and share his thoughts and experience in financing innovation.


While at CMEA, Sohail helped raise and deploy over $400 million while managing over $1 billion in assets. CMEA led investment in Applied Wave Research (AWR), a software company that develops microwave/RF design tools for high speed systems and Integrated Circuits; and A123 Systems, the largest IPO in the U.S. in 2009. A123 Systems developed groundbreaking battery technology that enabled safer, higher power batteries for use in electric cars, and is one of the leading lithium-ion battery manufacturing companies in the world.


Sohail joined CMEA Capital as Managing Director in 2002. CMEA is a venture capital firm focused on life sciences, high technology, and energy & materials investments. Founded in 1989, CMEA has been an early stage investor in many Silicon Valley high technology companies, including Flextronics, Magma, Maxygen, Monogram Biosciences, Silicon Spice, Symyx, and Syrrx.


In 1999, Sohail became CEO of Cadabra Design Automation and oversaw its acquisition by Numerical Technologies where he served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations. Cadabra Design Automation is known for providing automated transistor layout (ATL) tools to enable the manufacturing of newer, smaller chips, dramatically increasing their functionality, density and productivity.


Sohail was born in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia to Rashid Sohail and Anjam Sohail. Rashid Sohail, his father, was a prominent executive with Saudi Aramco in the Dhahran office, a position he held for nearly 30 years. Anjam Sohail, his mother, is the elder sister of deceased nuclear scientist, Dr Mujaddid Ahmad Ijaz. Sohail attended high school both in Saudi Arabia and the U.S. including The Miller School of Albemarle in Virginia. Sohail attended the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering in 1985 and was a James Scholar. He also took graduate classes at Stanford University and consulted for Professor Abbas El Gamal at Stanford.


Faysal A. Sohail (born December 1963) is an American venture capitalist and Managing Director at Presidio Partners in San Francisco. Sohail was a co-founder of Silicon Architects and on the founding team of Actel Corporation, two influential companies in the computer chip industry. Sohail serves as Vice Chair of the Board of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. He is on the board of US based battery R&D company Wildcat Technology Discoveries.