Dover Microsystems


Dover is a 15-person seed-stage silicon IP licensing business with a DARPA research pedigree and $28M in non-dilutive financing. The product is CoreGuard, a hybrid HW and SW cybersecurity system that watches each instruction executed by the processor it is protecting determining if it is doing the correct thing or not. Contracts with NXP, Cadence and about to close with Air Force. Pipeline is healthy; 2020 revenues are projected to be $5M.

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Management Team

Founder & CEO

Jothy Rosenberg

Experienced Founder, CEO, COO, CTO 8 startups, 2 exits over $100M: Webspective, GeoTrust. Other startups: Service Integrity, Ambric, NovaSoft, MasPar. Co-PI DARPA’s CRASH program at BAE Systems. Early stage investor at Angle Technology Ventures, 2 yrs. PhD CS Duke; 35 patents; 4 books. Founder The Who Says I Can’t Foundation 501(c)3; TED speaker (

Co-founder & VP Engineering

Marco Ciaffi

Senior Manager RSA (SecurID hardware) Leader, Chinese breach remediation team ($66M cost to EMC/RSA) 20+ years firmware engineering (DEC, Compaq, RSA) MS CS Boston University; 9 patents

Chief Legal Officer

Gary Christelis

Hi-tech and start-up experience in C-suite positions. 20+ years business and legal leadership. Manages rapidly growing patent portfolio. Drives licensing negotiations on all sales deals. JD Columbia School of Law

Co-founder & CTO

Steven Milburn

PM MCU32 India designs, SoC Architect at Microchip Lead Processor Designer at AuthenTec & RaqiaDigital Design Engineer Qualcomm, Draper 17+ years digital logic & processor design BS University of Rhode Island; Graduate Studies Tufts

Director Sales

Bob Labich

Experienced leader in strategic sales and business development in semiconductor market. Strategic account manager, Mentor Graphics 17+ years. Sales Manager, IKOS Systems, 4 years. Sales Manager, Galileo Electro-Optics, 7 years. Cincinnati Milacron, 3 years