Avron Barr and
Shirley Tessler are the principals of Aldo
Ventures, Inc. Our
experience in software technology and business
allows us to competently
take on a range of projects for our clients.
Avron studied Computer Science at Stanford,
four-volume Handbook of Artificial
Intelligence, co-founded a
Silicon Valley startup in 1981, and later served
as Marketing Director
for a CRM software publisher.
Shirley also has a Masters in Computer Science
Stanford, as well as an MBA from Wharton. She
spent 16 years in
commercial banking, mergers and acquisitions, and
positions before joining Aldo Ventures in 1990.
Aldo Venucci (1971-1981), was in turn
named after the
greatest criminal mind in the world, played by
Peter Sellers in After
the Fox (MGM, 1966).
The Stanford Computer Industry
From 1994-99 Avron and Shirley
study of the global software industry at Stanford
School of Business. Our work was supported by a
grant from the Alfred
P. Sloan Foundation. This six-year study
systematically identified and
analyzed the issues that will shape the commercial
use of software,
including piracy, patents, antitrust, project
management, the Internet,
globalization, litigation, software quality,
project failures, the
global talent supply, R&D-stage acquisition of
and national policies for promoting software
and presentations on software
industry topics are
available on this site.