John Walecka is passionate about companies with disruptive products and innovative business models.
John is very active in Redpoint's investment efforts around companies using big data insights to create new business applications, as well as innovative technologies for building cloud infrastructure and services. He is on the boards of the following companies: Quantifind
(social media predictive analytics platform), Datameer
(big data analytics application native on Hadoop), Lastline Security
(cloud based malware products), Moogsoft
(big data applications applied to agile service managemnet), InterMolecular
(data driven combinatorial materials discovery platform) and Avnera
(cool audio products). John also works with Satish on Pure Storage
John has helped many entrepreneurs in the enterprise and broadband infrastructure spaces achieve success including: Fortinet
(acquired by Alcatel), Wellfleet Communications
(merged into Bay Networks), Synernetics
(acquired by 3Com), Agile Networks
(acquired by Lucent), Network Equipment Technologies
(acquired by 3Com), Avici Networks
(AVCI), TransMedia Communications
(acquired by Cisco), Lightera Networks
(acquired by Ciena), Promatory Communications
(acquired by Nortel), Netro
(acquired by Cisco) and Trapeze
(acquired by Belden).
In addition, John has led investments in a number of software infrastructure companies, including Sybase
(DCTM), Object Design
(ODIS), Vitria Technology
(VITR) and Schooner (sold to SanDisk).
He has also been involved with Redpoint China companies Qihoo
(QIHU), BCD Semiconductor
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 M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.