Hatch is a founding Managing Director of ATA Ventures and currently serves on the board of directors at Jobvite, Zoosk and Sikka Software. Hatch has sourced or provides lead investor support to other current portfolio companies, including Actelis and Altierre. Past companies have ranged from semiconductor companies in the early years of ATA, including SpansLogic (acquired by Cisco), TeleCIS (acquired by QualComm), RipCode (acquired by RGB Networks), Synfora (acquired by Synopsis) and TelASIC (acquired by MTI), to the more recent focus of Internet and mobile based information platforms, including FastScale (acquired by EMC), MedaGate (acquired by InComm), YottaMark (acquired by Trimble), and Milyoni (acquired by PhotoBucket).
Hatch blends a unique and celebrated background managing public and private companies with extensive technology experience. His years at ATA Ventures are coupled with prior experience supporting venture firms (such as U.S. Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, Accel Partners, and Sevin-Rosen Funds) in the process of evaluating early–stage companies and concepts, as well as providing industry expertise to private-company boards.
Prior to forming ATA Ventures in 2003, he co-founded and guided several innovative start-ups through liquidity, often presiding as CEO or Chairman. Earlier in his career, Hatch managed prominent businesses within industry-leading public companies, during which time he received industry acclaim for his leadership in the development of advancements in wireless and semiconductor technologies.
Hatch understands technology at its core. As a technologist in the 1980’s and early 1990’s, he was an accomplished and award winning semiconductor designer with over two dozen communications IC’s to his credit – many architectures are still in production over 20 years later. Hatch’s concepts led to key patents in direct digital synthesis, programmable logic device, digital filtering, forward error correction, spread spectrum wireless, cable TV, and cellular telephone applications. For his invention in digital modulation for cable TV, he was granted the coveted “reverse path” patent which enabled cost effective broadband CATV architectures, a primary enabler for the Cable Modem industry. Hatch was also granted an error-correction patent that contributed to the introduction of Direct Broadcast Satellite television.
Products that Hatch has personally designed have been featured on the covers of many publications, including RF Design Magazine, DSP and Multimedia Applications, Microwave and RF Magazine, Electronic Engineering Times, to name a few. In their 20th Anniversary issue, industry-leading trade journal Electronic Engineering Times published a feature article about Hatch, honoring him as one of the industry’s top technology development leaders, labeling him “a force in our industry.” He is also a published author on Engineering Management excellence. Hatch has been a recipient of Idaho State University’s Professional Achievement Award, where he graduated in 1982 with a B.S. Engineering degree and currently serves on the ISU College of Engineering Advisory Committee.