Rajeev Batra is a Partner at Mayfield and invests in Cloud/SaaS, Big Data and Mobile themes. He is an experienced investor and a former software entrepreneur and executive. His current investments include, AgilOne, C9, Marketo (NASDAQ: MKTO), NewsCred, ServiceMax, SmartRecruiters, Viralheat, TrustRadius and WideOrbit. His prior investments include: RedBeacon (acquired by The Home Depot - NYSE: HD) and Vovici (acquired by Verint - NASDAQ: VRNT).
Rajeev has held sales, marketing, product and technical roles at Siebel Systems, Scopus Technology and Open Environment Corporation (OEC), which pioneered three-tier computing and service oriented architecture. He was also on the founding team of NetNumina Solutions, an IT consulting firm, which was acquired by Keane.
Prior to joining Mayfield, Rajeev was at Mobius/Softbank Venture Capital, Austin Ventures and American Capital Strategies.
Rajeev received an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a BSEE Honors from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he serves on the Board of Visitors of the A. James Clark School of Engineering.
General Partner, InterWest Partners
Bruce has been part of InterWest's IT team since 2006, focusing on investments in the business software and services sector with an emphasis on mobile, cloud computing and analytic applications. He is a former board member of Marketo (Nasdaq: MKTO), and currently serves on the boards of Appmesh, Aria Systems, Biba, C9, Damballa, Get Satisfaction, and Splice Machine, is a board observer of Totango and co-led InterWest's investment in Doximity and Opal Labs. Bruce created InterWest's summer internship program with Caltech to provide InterWest portfolio companies with early access to exceptional talent, and is helping to develop Bend, Oregon into a regional technology center. Prior to joining InterWest, Bruce held senior executive roles in engineering, product management and product marketing with companies such as Apple, AT&T, Oracle and Siebel Systems. Bruce's last operational role was as a member of the founding executive team of Siebel Systems where he served as SVP, Marketing and SVP, Products. He is credited by Forbes and IDC with creating the most effective BB alliance program in the software industry. Bruce attended the United States Military Academy, West Point, and received a B.S. in business administration from CSU, Sacramento. Bruce writes about cloud computing, venture investing and life in Silicon Valley on his blog RollingThunder
Chief Executive Officer, C9
As the CEO and board member of C9, Michael Howard brings a wealth of leadership experience and a proven track record of leading high growth companies.
Prior to C9, Michael was CMO of Greenplum, now GoPivotal, the Big Data division of EMC. Formerly, he was the CEO of Ingrian Networks (acquired by Safenet), CEO of Outerbay (acquired by HP), VP of the Internet Division at Veritas, and VP of Data Warehousing at Oracle, where he led the acquisitions of Thinking Machines, OneMeaning, and Carleton Corporation. In addition to these roles, Michael has been in the analytics business for over 20 years, served on the boards of Acunu and FireEye, and keynoted at a variety of conferences including EMC World, Oracle Open World, Green Data Center Conference, Data Science Series and many others.
Michael studied Computer Science and Slavic Languages and Literatures at University of California, Berkeley.
Managing Director, Leapfrog Ventures
Pete Sinclair brings decades of senior operating and five years of venture capital experience to the Fund. He has been CEO of and successfully sold companies to Microsoft, Novell, and Adobe Systems, and has participated in two IPOs. He started his career with Hewlett-Packard and joined Apple Computer when it was still a small private company. He has raised money from and worked for some of the top venture capital firms.
Pete has a B.S. in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he completed his studies in 3 years and graduated in the top 10% of his class. He is also a graduate of Stanford Business School’s Executive Program for Small Company Presidents.
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