Apple's senior director of worldwide product development for the iPhone recently left the company to join venture capital firm Opus Capital as a general partner. Bob Borchers, 43, previously worked at Nokia and Nike before joining Apple in 2004.
Borchers told VentureWire he won't be leaving the wireless industry: his focus at Opus will include wireless and medicine as well as mobile marketing technologies.
Opus currently has four partners and more than $1 billion in committed capital. It raised its last fund, which has $280 million in assets, in 2006.
At Apple's special sneak preview of iPhone OS 3.0, Scott Forstall, SVP of iPhone Software at Apple declared: "Now here's a class [of services] that we think will be really interesting: medical devices." A few weeks later, Apple's Mark Wilson reportedly said that "The medical community is flocking to the iPhone" during his remarks at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.