Pond Ventures expands

Pond Ventures, the early stage technology investor, has hired Rupert Baines to be a partner in its London office. Baines, who is Pond Ventures fifth partner, joins from Atlantic Telecom where he was director of product development and before that he spent six years in the US with semiconductor supplier Analog Devices, ending as a product line manager for broadband.

Pond Ventures Silicon Valley office has also hired. Lei Fu joins as an associate. He was most recently with CIGNA Corporation’s systems division and prior to that he researched at MIT & the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Fu has an MBA from Stanford.