Ted Schlein, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Board Member
Ted Schlein is a Managing Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). He joined the firm in 1996 with a focus on early stage technology companies in the enterprise software and infrastructure markets. He has led KPCB’s investments in a number of security companies, including ArcSight (IPO, then sold to HP) and Internet Security Systems (IPO, then sold to IBM). Ted was the founding CEO of Fortify, a pioneer in the software security market and now an HP company. He serves on the board of directors of 3VR, 41st Parameter, Mandiant, Nebula, and Reputation.com.
Ray Rothrock, Venrock, Board Member
Ray is a partner at Venrock, where he has led Venrock’s Internet investment strategy since 1992. His investments include Check Point Software Technology (NASDAQ: CHKP), where he continues on its Board of Directors and DoubleClick (NASDAQ:GOOG); as well as Vontu, PGP, Pedestal, and Whole Security, which were all acquired by Symantec. His most recent success is Imperva (NYSE:IMPV), the most successful tech IPO of 2011. He is the chair of the National Venture Capital Association.
Gaurav Garg, Wing Venture Partners, Board Member
Gaurav Garg co-founded Wing Ventures in 2013. He serves on the boards of Ruckus Wireless (NYSE: RKUS), FireEye (Nasdaq:FEYE), MobileIron, Jasper, Instart Logic, and previously Netscaler (acquired by Citrix). Mr. Garg was a partner at Sequoia Capital from 2001 to 2010. He worked extensively with Sequoia Capital’s investments in Aruba Networks (Nasdaq: ARUN), Jawbone (aka Aliph), and RingCentral (NYSE:RNG). Mr. Garg founded Redback Networks (Nasdaq: RBAK, eventually acquired by Ericsson) in 1996. Prior to Redback Networks, Mr. Garg held various engineering positions at SynOptics and Bay Networks.
Promod Haque, Norwest Venture Partners
Promod is the senior managing partner of Norwest Venture Partners (NVP). Promod joined NVP in 1990, and has invested in more than 60 companies since he began his venture career, producing more than $40B in exit value. His investments include FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE), Tivoli Systems (acquired by IBM), Kiva Software (acquired by Netscape), and SPSS (acquired by IBM). Promod was ranked as a top investor on the annual Forbes Midas List for nine years, and in 2004, Forbes named him the #1 venture capitalist over the previous decade.
Tim Gulieri, Sierra Ventures
Tim is a managing director at Sierra Ventures, where he joined in 2001. His investments include Sourcefire (NASDAQ:FIRE, later acquired by Cisco), MakeMyTrip (NASDAQ:MMYT), Greenplum (acquired by EMC), and Net6 (acquired by Citrix). A serial entrepreneur, Tim built two software infrastructure companies before joining Sierra: Scopus Technology, which went public in 1995, and Octane Software, which he sold to Epiphany for $3.2 billion in 2000.
Robert R. Ackerman, Allegis Capital
Bob is the founder and a partner at Allegis Capital. He was previously CEO of UniSoft Systems and founder and Chairman of InfoGear Technology Corporation (the first internet appliance company; acquired by CISCO in 2000). He currently sits on the boards of Purewave and Apprion, and has also been an investor in IronPort (CSCO), iBeam Broadcasting (NASDAQ), Comparnet (MSFT), and StepUp Commerce (INTU).
Eric Schmidt, TomorrowVentures
Eric is the Executive Chairman of Google. From 2001-2011, he served as Google’s CEO, helping grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology. Prior to Google, he was CEO of Novell and Chief Technology Officer of Sun Microsystems. His venture capital firm, TomorrowVentures, launched in 2009, and is focused on growing transformational companies in technology, lifestyle, and philanthropy.
Karim Faris, Google Ventures
Karim brings over a decade of operational, entrepreneurial and investment experience to his role as a partner at Google Ventures. He initially joined Google’s corporate development team in 2008, the group responsible for all mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on Internet services, mobile and digital media. Prior to Google, Karim was a venture capitalist at Atlas Venture, where he worked on investments in software and Internet infrastructure.
Enrique is the former CEO of Symantec, where throughout his 16-year tenure, he held a variety of senior management roles. Before joining Symantec, he was CEO of Brightmail, the leading anti-spam software company that was acquired by Symantec in 2004. Earlier in his career, he was a VP at Security Pacific Merchant Bank. He currently serves on the board of Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and FireEye (FEYE).
Steve Anderson, Baseline Ventures
With executive experience at eBay, Microsoft and Kleiner Perkins, Steve founded Baseline Ventures, and has invested in more than 60 companies, including: Instagram and Parakey (both acquired by Facebook), Heroku (acquired by Salesforce.com), GeoAPI (acquired by Twitter), IndexTank (acquired by LinkedIn), Versely (acquired by Cisco), Aardvark and DocVerse (both acquired by Google) and Hunch (acquired by eBay).