Faran is a founding member and Managing Director of Lam Capital, the venture arm of Lam Research. Prior to her VC career, Faran spent two decades in semiconductor and clean tech industries and has a track record of developing commercially successful products at both startups and Fortune 500 companies. Faran has been an invited speaker and panelist; a board observer and advisory board member; has served on numerous technical committees; has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed papers, and has been granted 26 patents. She earned M.S. and B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and solid state physics at the University of Colorado in Boulder and an M.S. in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.