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Frank H. Foster

Frank Foster is a Managing Director of DFJ Frontier, a Draper Fisher Jurvetson affiliated venture capital fund focused on seed and early stage technology companies on the west coast. He represents DFJ Frontier on the boards of Prolacta Bioscience, Chimeros, Iconix Video, Zadspace and HydraDx.

Frank also manages the Gideon Hixon Fund, the venture capital investment vehicle for the Hixon Family. The group's venture capital investments include Apple Computer and Dell as well as more recent successes including CORSolutions (acquired by Matria), Sensitech (acquired by Carrier), Medior (acquired by AOL), Security Dynamics (acquired by RSA), WebCal (acquired by Yahoo) and Xiotech (acquired by Seagate).

Prior to that, Frank was a General Partner of Allen & Buckeridge PTY LTD, a leading Australian venture capital firm with approximately $250 million under management. At Allen & Buckeridge he led investment efforts into Hitwise (acquired by Experian), eKit, Wishlist and Next Generation Entertainment.

Frank also has extensive operational experience through his roles at Virtual Music Entertainment (acquired by NAMCO), Contexture Systems and Prophecy Development Corporation. Recently, he acted as Executive Chairman of Prolacta Bioscience, leading the company through its successful funding. Previously, he acted as an independent director and consultant to where he helped guide the company through its successful sale to SBC Communications (NYSE: SBC) and Bell South (NYSE: BLS) in November 2004. He was also a director of Cogent Data technologies through its successful sale to Adaptec Inc (NASDAQ: ADPT) in June 1996.

Frank is currently a director of Prolacta Bioscience (formerly Exec Chairman), (Chairman), Chimeros, HydraDx (Chairman), Zadspace (Chairman), Iconix Video, Buyology Inc., Hixon Properties Incorporated, and Our Happy Child Productions. He is also a venture partner for Southern Cross Venture Partners a $150M fund focused on bringing Australia/NZ technology to the US.

Frank received his MBA from The Harvard Business School and a BA cum laude from Harvard University