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Jim Goetz is a Partner at Sequoia Capital. He has helped create and grow a number of technology companies and product lines to market-leading positions both as an entrepreneur and as an investor. He has led or co-led Sequoia's investments in AdMob (GOOG), Appirio (WIT), Barracuda (CUDA), Clearwell (SYMC), GitHub (MSFT), HubSpot (HUBS), Jive (JIVE), Karma (FB), Okta (OKTA), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), PeakStream (GOOG), Ruckus Wireless (RKUS), Nimble Storage (NMBL) and WhatsApp (FB). He is currently on the board of Carbon, Clari, Dashlane, Intel (INTC), Metaswitch, Observable, Palo Alto Networks (PANW), R2C, Pocket Gems and Versa. Jim has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Steve is an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He was the founder and CEO of Concur, served on the Executive Board of SAP, and formerly the CEO of Docker. He's an investor in Seattle area startups and technology companies around the country. In addition, Steve serves as a strategic director at the Madrona Venture Group and is a member of the Washington Board of Trustees for the Nature Conservancy.
Jai is a managing director, president and co-founder at Sapphire Ventures. He invests in startups which he believes are developing ground-breaking products and services, and have embarked on their journey to become a company of consequence. He has more than 15 years of experience helping companies innovate their product and marketing strategies in order to scale and become market leaders. Eleven of Jai’s investments have become publicly traded companies and 9 have been acquired.
Jai is currently a member of the board (director or observer) at AllyO, Catchpoint, Clari, DataRobot, JFrog, Narrative Science, OpsRamp, Portworx, PubNub, Punchh, Splashtop, Sumo Logic and ThoughtSpot.
Jai’s previous investments at Sapphire include: Alteryx (NYSE: AYX), Apigee (acquired by Google), Box (NYSE: BOX), Connectiva Systems (acquired by Mara Ison), Cloudhealth Technologies (acquired by VMware), Control4 (NASDAQ: CTRL), Cyphort (acquired by Juniper Networks), ExactTarget (acquired by Salesforce), Five9 (NASDAQ: FIVN), GroundWork (acquired by Parallax), Ignite Technologies (acquired by Versata), Iron.IO (acquired by Xenon Technologies), Jaspersoft (acquired by TIBCO Software), JustDial (JUSTDIAL), MuleSoft (acquired by Salesforce), Newgen Software (NSE: NEWGEN), Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), Paytm, Socrata (acquired by Tyler Technologies), Square (NYSE: SQ), and Tealeaf (acquired by IBM).
Prior to joining Sapphire Ventures in 2006, Jai worked at Oracle, Intel Capital, Agilent Ventures, and MVC Capital (a DFJ affiliated fund). He has a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Brown University and an MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
Ajay leads the west coast office for Bain Capital Ventures where he focuses on early-stage software investing. Prior to Bain Capital Ventures, Ajay was head of sales and marketing at Trilogy where he grew annual revenues to $300 million and led Trilogy's product expansion into new areas such as enterprise pricing and incentive management. Prior to Trilogy, Ajay was a consultant with the Los Angeles office of McKinsey & Company.
Ajay has a BS in electrical engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Ajay also holds a patent for the "Method and Apparatus of Configuration Solutions."
At Bain, Ajay's passion is working with early-stage founders on team-building, culture, iteration of product market fit, and scaling the early go-to-market operations. His primary investment themes include commerce enablement, the revolution of the sales and marketing functions, and the use of big-data to transform business applications. In 2012 and 2013, Ajay was named to the Forbes Midas list of Tech's Top 100 Investors.
In addition to his firm and portfolio company responsibilities, Ajay serves as the National Board Chair for BUILD, a not-for-profit dedicated to helping underprivileged high school students attend college.
Ajay grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is a die-hard Steelers fan. Ajay lives in Palo Alto, CA with his wife and three daughters. To read his blog, please click here.
Enrique joined Bain Capital Ventures in 2014, where he focuses on infrastructure software and services with a specialization in cybersecurity. Enrique was previously the president and CEO of Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) and brings more than 27 years of executive experience in technology and security to Bain Capital Ventures. Through his 19 years at the global leader for security, backup, and availability solutions, Enrique also served as the executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing and president of consumer products. Before Symantec, he was president and CEO of Brightmail, the leading anti-spam software company acquired by Symantec in 2004.
In March 2011, Enrique was appointed to President Barack Obama’s Management Advisory Board. He currently serves on the boards of several portfolio companies, including DocuSign, and serves independently on the boards of FireEye, Atlassian and ForeScout.
Enrique was named 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, and 2007 Corporate Executive of the Year by Hispanic Net.
When he isn’t focused on the technology industry, Enrique enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his two kids. You can often find him on skis or a bike.
Enrique received his Bachelor of Arts in computer science from Dartmouth College.
As a partner at Sequoia, Hilaly works with enterprise, internet, and mobile companies. Prior to joining Sequoia in 2012, Hilaly served as CEO of Clearwell Systems, where he worked closely with Byrne and Rangan. He was also the founder and CEO of CenterRun, a pioneer in datacenter automation, which was acquired by Sun Microsystems.
Venkat Rangan brings over 30 years of technology innovation and leadership experience to Clari. Prior to Clari, Venkat was the Co-founder and CTO of Clearwell Systems, Gartner's highest ranking e-discovery company, which was acquired by Symantec (SYMC) in 2011. At Clearwell, Venkat's team developed several industry-leading innovations in search, machine learning & predictive analytics.
Prior to Clearwell, Venkat served as VP of Technology at Rhapsody Networks – a technology leader in the storage business that was acquired by Brocade (BRCD). Prior to Rhapsody, Mr. Rangan was the VP and Chief Architect at VitalSigns Software, which was acquired by Lucent Technologies.
Venkat also served as a lead Program Manager at Microsoft, responsible for WEBM, WMI and CIM technologies of Microsoft, and as an R&D Manager at Hewlett Packard's NetMetrix division. Additionally, he developed PC NFS communications stack for Sun Microsystems, and was a member of Wang Laboratories Advanced Technologies team.
Venkat holds 13 patents along with a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida and an undergraduate degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
Andy Byrne brings over 19 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development and management to his position as CEO of Clari. Prior to Clari, Andy was part of the founding executive team at Clearwell Systems – Gartner's highest ranking e-discovery company – which he helped grow from pre-product & pre-revenue in 2005 to $100 million run rate until its acquisition by Symantec (SYMC) in Q2 2011.
Prior to joining Clearwell, Andy co-founded Timestock, Inc., which was acquired by Computer Associates (CA) via the acquisition of Wily Technology. Timestock delivered world-class enterprise application management solutions to large fortune 500 corporations. Before Timestock, Andy was VP of Marketing at Desana Systems. Prior to Desana, Andy was VP of Product Management at Lucent Technologies. Andy came to Lucent Technologies via the acquisition of VitalSigns Software. Andy has also held sales, marketing & management roles at Bay Networks and at MiLAN Technologies, which was later acquired by Digi International.
Andy holds a BS in Economics from the University of Nevada and received his MBA with honors from San Jose State University.
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