A former Apple executive has joined venture capital firm OVP Venture Partners.

Rick LeFaivre was vice president of Apple's Advanced Technology Group.

He told the Seattle Post-Intellegencer that he plans to focus on a wide range of technologies while at OVP. "There are a lot things that have been gelling for a long time that finally are hitting an interesting point in time. These include technologies that relate to networking the home, broadband connectivity and bioinformatics.

"An effective venture capitalist doesn't just wait to see what comes over the transom. You want to be out there really working the interesting areas. That's the kind of stuff I've done my entire career."