Board of Directors
Venture Partner, Accel Partners
Kirk Bowman has more than 20 years of senior executive experience in leading high technology companies such as Equallogic and VMware.
His leadership as executive vice president at Equallogic led to an acquisition of the company by Dell for $1.4 billion in 2008. Prior to Equallogic, Bowman was chief operating officer of Model N and executive vice president of worldwide field operations of VMware. He has also held executive positions at Inktomi, eXcelon and Parametric Technology.
Mr. Bowman is a Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he teaches a course in sales organization. He also serves on six private company boards, including Coverity (software integrity), Atlassian (software development and collaboration), Delphix (database virtualization), Code42 (consumer & enterprise endpoint backup/collaboration), Nimble Storage (next generation storage technology), and Datameer (big data and hadoop analytics). Kirk also advises several other private companies in sales strategy.
President, JAMM Ventures
Jeff Miller is an accomplished senior executive and venture capitalist with over 30 years of experience working with some of the hottest software companies in Silicon Valley.
From 1993 to 2001, he served as president and chief executive officer of Documentum, one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world. Following the sale of Documentum to EMC for $1.8B in 2003, he was a venture partner with Redpoint Ventures, where he specialized in emerging enterprise and infrastructure software markets. Miller has also held senior executive positions at Fairchild Semiconductor, Intel, Adaptec, and Cadence Design Systems.
Miller currently runs JAMM Ventures, a business consulting firm, which he founded, and serves on various company and non-profit Boards.
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Matt Murphy is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He joined the firm in 1999 and manages the iFund, a collaborative initiative with Apple that focuses on funding and building defining applications on the iOS platform and the mobile internet.
Matt’s expertise is in mobile solutions and cloud infrastructure technology. He is either a director or works closely with the management teams of Aerohive Networks, AppDynamics, Apperian, AutoNavi, Booyah!, Drawbridge, Datameer, Egnyte, textPlus, RGB Networks, Puppet Labs, SessionM, Shazam, shopkick, Simplivity and Stoke. Previously, Matt was a board observer at Google (from initial investment to IPO) and led KPCB’s investment in AutoNavi (Nasdaq: AMAP, 2010). He also served as a director at Pelago (acquired by Groupon in 2011), Ocarina Networks (acquired by Dell in 2010), Dash Navigation (acquired by RIM in 2009) and Peakstream (acquired by Google in 2008).
Matt holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Founding Partner, Redpoint Ventures
John Walecka is a Founding Partner of Redpoint Ventures and is passionate about companies with innovative business models.
John is very active in Redpoint's investment activity in the software area. John is currently working with Avnera, Envia, Fortinet (FTNT), InterMolecular, Schooner, Datameer and FunSockets. He is very involved in Datameer's big data efforts around Hadoop, FunSockets's new open gaming SaaS platform and Schooner's mySQL and noSQL software products.
John has helped many entrepreneurs in the enterprise and broadband infrastructure spaces achieve success including: Entropic (ENTR), BCD Semiconductor (BCDS), Xylan (acquired by Alcatel), Wellfleet Communications (merged into Bay Networks), Synernetics (acquired by 3Com), Agile Networks (acquired by Lucent), Network Equipment Technologies (NWK), Polycom (PLCM), Onstream (acquired by 3Com), Avici Networks (AVCI), TransMedia Communications (acquired by Cisco), Lightera Networks (acquired by Ciena), Promatory Communications (acquired by Nortel), Netro (NTRO), StratumOne (acquired by Cisco) and Trapeze (acquired by Beldin). In addition, John has led investments in a number of software infrastructure companies, including Sybase (SYBS), Documentum (DCTM), Object Design (ODIS) and Vitria Technology (VITR). He has also been involved with Redpoint China companies Qihoo (QIHU), BCD Semiconductor (BCDS) and AMEC.
John is currently a Director of the Stanford Business School Venture Capital Trust, an advisor to the Stanford Engineering School and on the board of the SFMOMA. Prior to founding Redpoint, John was a general partner with Brentwood Venture Capital and worked at Hewlett Packard. John received a B.S. and an M.S. in Engineering from Stanford University and a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Chief Executive Officer, Datameer
Stefan Groschupf is the co-founder and CEO of Datameer, the only end-to-end data integration, analysis and visualization platform for big data analytics on Hadoop. One of the original contributors to Nutch, the open source predecessor of Hadoop, Stefan has been at the forefront of the Hadoop and Big Data market and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.
Prior to Datameer, Stefan was the co-founder and CEO of Scale Unlimited, which implemented custom Hadoop analytic solutions for HP, Sun, Deutsche Telekom, Nokia and others. Earlier, Stefan was CEO of 101Tec, a supplier of Hadoop and Nutch-based search and text classification software to industry-leading companies such as Apple, DHL and EMI Music. Stefan has also served as CTO at multiple companies, including Sproose, a social search engine company.
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