Dado and Maria Banatao are not only visionaries in technology and entrepreneurship, but also in philanthropy and community involvement. Dado invented two of the foundation technologies still in every PC: the PC chip set and the graphics acceleration architecture. Today, he is the managing partner and founder of Tallwood Venture Capital, a venture firm focused on semiconductor technology solutions for computing, communication, and consumer platforms.
Dado and Maria also established the Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund and the GLOBE Center for Global Learning and Outreach from Berkeley Engineering (GLOBE). Dado serves on the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) Advisory Board and the Berkeley Engineering Advisory Board, and is the founder and Chairman of PhilDev. Maria serves on the Boards of the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, the Ayala Foundation USA, and the University of California, Berkeley Foundation.