Dan Warmenhoven - Executive Chairman
Dan Warmenhoven is the chief executive officer of Network Appliance, Inc., a leader in enterprise data management and open network storage solutions. Under Warmenhoven's leadership, Network Appliance has grown to become a multi-billion dollar company and is now recognized as a market leader in network storage - a concept the company helped pioneer.
Stephen Van Beaver - Pilot House Ventures Group, LLC
Stephen has broad management experience in the technology industry as an entrepreneur, manager, active investor and advisor for emerging information technology and telecommunications companies for more than two decades. He has led hardware and software products and services companies and divisions, working across many functional areas including technology and engineering management; operations; and sales and marketing strategy.
Matt Murphy - Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers
Matt Murphy is a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; he joined in 1999. His focus areas of investment include communications and computing infrastructure, mobile applications, and semiconductors. Matt is either a Director or works closely with the management teams of IPUnity, RGB Networks, Stoke, Peakstream, Xsigo, Dash, Kodiak Networks, eASIC, Scintera, and M2Z. Previously he worked with and was a board observer at Google (from initial investment to IPO), Kymata (acquired by Alcatel), and Sigma Systems (acquired by Liberate).
R. Thomas Goodrich - DAG Ventures
Before co-founding DAG, Tom was a principal at Bechtel Investments, where he was responsible for overseeing a number of management buyouts of mid-size growth companies and special situation investments. He was formerly a co-founder and Vice President of Dimensional Corporate Finance, Inc., a specialty corporate finance company with significant financial backing from Xerox. Prior to this, Tom served as an independent consultant to the office of the Chairman of Bank of America and as a consultant with the Stanford Research Institute. Tom holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Vikash Varma, President & CEO, Stoke, Inc.
Vikash Varma brings 18 years of multi disciplined experience to Stoke. Vikash has a successful track record of building businesses from the early stages to market leadership. Vikash was most recently the President - Worldwide Sales, Marketing & Field Operations at CloudShield Technologies. Vikash helped establish CloudShield as a leader in the multi-function service control and security market, operating in over 35 countries. Before CloudShield, Vikash was the President - Worldwide Sales and Field Operations at P-Cube Inc. with overall responsibility for Sales, Channels, Partners, Professional Services, and Support. At P-Cube, he successfully grew the business with top tier carriers around the world and established P-Cube as the market leader in IP Service Control solutions. P-Cube was acquired in 2004 by Cisco Systems for $200M. Prior to P-Cube, Vikash was the General Manager at Hewlett-Packard Co. for the Internet Usage Manager (IP Mediation) Software business.
Duff Ackerman & Goodrich Ventures ("DAG Ventures") is a venture capital partnership investing in and helping outstanding entrepreneurs create leading, long-term companies across a range of markets. With roots from the 1980's in cable TV, infrastructure, media, and wireless industries, the partnership today is privileged to work with world-class entrepreneurs as they build tomorrow's leaders in the information technology, energy, and life science sectors.
Established in July 2005, DOCOMO Capital is a corporate venture capital in Silicon Valley. As a corporate venture arm of NTT DOCOMO of Japan, we will add continued and expanding value to start-up companies that we work together with.
We believe that by introducing leading-edge mobile services based on highly advanced technologies, NTT DOCOMO will be much more competitive in future mobile communication markets in Japan and throughout the world.
Focus Ventures provides venture capital for leading expansion stage companies in the information technology industry. Companies in the expansion stage have finished their initial product development and are demonstrating growing customer acceptance. The firm was founded in 1997 and has $830 million under management.
Integral Capital Partners operates a family of partnerships that invests in expansion-stage private and growth-stage public companies in the information technology and life sciences industries.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is committed to helping entrepreneurs build sustainable technology businesses. For nearly 30 years, they have invested in hundreds of market-defining ventures that have resulted in the creation of over 250,000 new jobs, over $100 billion in new revenue, and over $650 billion in market capitalization. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is constantly on the lookout for ideas with the promise to invent new business categories or radically alter existing ones. Their focus is on new technologies and new applications of technology that will drive high-impact change.
Pilot House Ventures is a Boston, Massachusetts-based venture capital firm that invests in promising early stage information technology companies, including Internet infrastructure, software, cable, telecommunications and networking technology companies. We look for companies with high growth potential that will be true partners throughout the lifecycle of the company.
Presidio Ventures provides value added financial and business services to our customers and partners. As a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, one of the world's
leading integrated trading and investment firms, Presidio Ventures acts as the early stage IT investment vehicle for Sumitomo Corporation and its affiliates, and
serves as a bridge for trade between the United States and Asia.
Reliance Technology Ventures Ltd. ("RTVL") is the corporate venture arm of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group in India. RTVL has advised and / or invested in deals to the tune of over $1 billion. Yatra.com, India 's largest on-line travel portal, E-Band Communications Corporation, Seedfund are some of its portfolio investments. RTVL has also led the investment into an undisclosed technology company which formed the basis of the largest venture capital transaction in India. RTVL invests in leading edge technologies, disruptive business models and technology-enabled companies around the world.
Samsung Ventures America is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in startups. The firm primarily invests in the information technology sector with a focus on consumer electronics, digital media, display technology, semiconductor, and telecommunications.
It invests in companies based in North America, Europe, and Asia. The firm typically invests between $2 million and $5 million per investment round, at various stages of the startup company's life cycle. Samsung Ventures America is based in San Jose, California. It is a subsidiary of Samsung Venture Investment Corporation.
Since 1972, Sequoia Capital has provided early stage and growth stage venture capital for very smart founders and executives who have turned great ideas into sustainable companies of enduring value. As the "Entrepreneurs Behind the Entrepreneurs", Sequoia Capital's Partners have worked with accomplished innovators and operators who built great franchises such as Apple Computer, Cisco Systems, Flextronics, Google, Informix, Linear Technology, LSI Logic, Microchip, NetScaler, NetScreen, Network Appliance, nVidia, Oracle, PayPal, Redback Networks, Yahoo!, YouTube and Zappos. To learn more about Sequoia Capital visit www.sequoiacap.com/us/technology.