Donald Bossi

Donald Bossi
Co-Chair & Secretary, FIRST Board of Directors
Technology Venture Partners, General Partner

Donald Bossi is a General Partner with Technology Ventures Partner (TVP). In this role, Don utilizes his long history as an operating executive to invest in and advise a wide range of technology-based growth companies.

From 2013 to 2019, Don served as President of FIRST®. During his very successful tenure, FIRST more than doubled in size, and Dr. Bossi’s business acumen and passion to do good led to many advances for the organization.

Prior to FIRST, Don had a distinguished career as CEO of Inlet Technologies and Aegis Lightwave and as President of two large business units within JDS Uniphase, where he was responsible for more than $1 billion in revenue and thousands of employees. During his early career, Don was a research scientist at MIT Lincoln Lab and United Technologies.

Dr. Bossi holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from MIT and attended executive education courses at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.