Jeff was an early investor and director of Danger (acquired by Microsoft), Fraud Sciences (acquired by eBay), LifeSize Communications (acquired by Logitech), Concur Technologies (CNQR), Loopnet (LOOP), ZING Systems (acquired by Dell), GetThere (GTHR), mySimon (acquired by CNET), NextCard (NXCD), Onebox (acquired by OpenWave), ViaVideo (acquired by Polycom) and Web TV (acquired by Microsoft).
Before co-founding Redpoint, Jeff was a general partner with Brentwood Venture Capital, a firm he joined in 1994. Prior to Brentwood, Jeff was at Comdisco Ventures and Crosspoint Venture Partners. Early in his career, Jeff co-founded a mobile telecommunications company and worked as a field engineer for Schlumberger Ltd. in Europe and Africa.
Jeff received a B.S. in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He currently serves as a member of the Stanford Business School Trust.
He led Redpoint's investments in and holds the board or board observer seats in:
SaaS / Infrastructure Investments:
Past Investments that have exited are:
Past work include:
- Satish sold Zimbra to Yahoo for $350M - a contract he negotiated directly, without using a banker, on behalf of the board
- GM of Messaging Products Division at Openwave Systems (back in the days of WML and WAP)
- Ran Engineering and Operations at Onebox.com as part of the founding team and sold it to Openwave for $850M
- Wrote code for the first JSP compiler and the first Servlet Container at Javasoft (team lead of Java Server Project at Javasoft)
Satish previously held several product and engineering positions at IBM and Transarc Corporations. Satish has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Sciences and an executive management degree from the Harvard Business School.
Satish is also a member of the Verizon 4G venture forum and helps VZW look at mobile companies to invest/partner with. Satish's primary passion is his family above everything else. He loves to ski and is a music fanatic (NIN sorts at the top of his playlist). Fav entrepreneurial quote: "Feel, don't think. Trust your instincts"...Jedi Master Qui-gon Jinn.
Brad received an A.B. in Chemistry, summa cum laude, and an A.M. in Physics from Harvard University. Brad also holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller scholar, and a J.D. from the Stanford Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.
Lars Pedersen is a Partner and the Chief Financial Officer of Redpoint Ventures and is responsible for the firm's financial management and reporting. He also leads the firm's administrative and operational efforts including investor relations, legal, information technology and human resources.
Prior to joining Redpoint, Lars was Vice President, Finance, of Worldview Technology Partners where he was responsible for the finance and accounting functions and was involved with all other operational aspects of the firm. Prior to joining Worldview, Lars was a Senior Manager in the audit division of Arthur Andersen with a focus on the financial services industry, a practice that included several venture capital firms as clients.
Lars is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California and holds a B.S. in Political Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Tomasz Tunguz is a Principal with Redpoint Ventures where he focuses on consumer Internet, online marketing, digital media and software investments.
Prior to joining Redpoint, Tomasz was the Product Manager for Google's Social Media monetization team, including the Google-MySpace partnership. In addition, he managed the launches of AdSense into six new markets in Europe and Asia. Before Google, Tomasz developed systems for the Department of Homeland Security at Appian Corporation, a provider of Business Process Management solutions. Tomasz also co-founded Perquimans Systems, a provider of bilingual, tri-currency automated time billing and document management systems for top tier law firms in Chile.
Tomasz holds a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering, a B.E. in System Identification and Control Systems and Master of Engineering Management from Dartmouth College where he was a George Revitz Fellow.
Geoff Yang is a Partner of Redpoint Ventures. Prior to founding Redpoint, Geoff was a general partner with IVP, a firm he joined in 1987.
Geoff emphasizes investments in consumer media and infrastructure. His media and advertising investments include Ask Jeeves, Clicker, Efficient Frontier, Excite, Machinima, MySpace and TiVo. His networking investments include Calix, Foundry Networks, Juniper Networks, MMC Networks and Wellfleet.
In addition, Geoff was founding director or previously led investments in Agile Networks, Applied Digital Access, BigBand Networks, Bluefin, Centillion, Collabra, Crescendo, Golfweb, JotSpot, Netcore Systems, Netlink, Oodle, Promatory, Rapid City, Shasta Networks and Whitetree.
Geoff previously served on the Advisory Council for the Stanford Graduate School of Business and on the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC), as well as a Director of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and President of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists (WAVC).
Prior to joining IVP, Geoff was an Associate with First Century Partners and a Marketing Representative at IBM Corp.
Geoff holds a B.S.E. in Engineering and Management Systems from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
David brings to Redpoint Ventures over 15 years of entrepreneurial and operating experience with a demonstrated track record of building technology companies both in Silicon Valley and Asia Pacific. He has developed strong domain expertise in semiconductor, wireless, consumer internet and digital media.
Prior to joining Redpoint, David co-founded and served as CEO of iTelco Communications, a technology and solution provider for the next generation of communication networks. Previously, David was a co-founder of Opentel Communications, a facility-based international telecom carrier. Prior to Opentel, David co-founded Genesol Enterprise, one of the first telecom system integration companies in China. David began his career with Intel as a design engineer and a product manager in the microprocessor group.
David holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and an M.B.A. from MIT Sloan School of Management, where he was a Sloan Fellow.
Kevin graduated from UCLA (BS Engineering) in 2000. His early career included operations and technical leadership roles for Federal Express, iSearch (SAAS startup), and Openwave Systems, a mobile Internet software solutions company.
In 2005 he joined Zimbra, an enterprise collaboration and messaging startup and quickly advanced to Director of Engineering, building and managing a team to develop enterprise and mobility technologies. In 2007 Zimbra was acquired by Yahoo! for $350M.
In 2010 he continued as a Senior Director of Engineering after Zimbra was re-acquired by VMWare, directing Zimbra’s engineering and development roadmap planning and execution, including potential company acquisitions. His achievements include steering the successful transition following VMware’s acquisition and championing new quality and agile development processes that reduced bugs in the field, improved schedule predictability, and enabled a more fluid development process. He holds a published patent and a filed patent in conjunction with his work at Zimbra.
Kevin is also the co-founder and former CTO of Alpha Brand Media, a digital media publishing company that leverages its expertise in social media, SEO and content marketing to promote its network of blogs and websites reaching millions of visitors every month. He designed the server architecture for ABM and managed all technical resources in support of a network of hundreds of sites. Today he advises on overall strategy and technology.
As an angel investor, he enjoys working with ambitious entrepreneurs on disruptive solutions in mobile, enterprise SaaS and the consumer internet.
Prior to Redpoint, Jonathan spent 6 years at Facebook and Google, where he's been focused on various mobile and speech-recognition projects. At Google, one of the early Android team members, Jonathan managed product marketing for the platform's software releases and device launches globally. During his tenure, the OS grew from zero to global best-selling mobile platform. In his role as Head of Product Marketing in Asia Pacific Jonathan lived in Tokyo and jumpstarted regional device launches and relationships all over Asia. Jonathan received the Google Founders Award and Android Founders Award in recognition for his contributions.
At Facebook, Jonathan launched Mobile Platform and led Product Marketing with mobile developers (Android, iOS and HTML5). Matus also worked on various mobile monetization projects, including Mobile Web Payments and Mobile App-Install Ads. During his tenure at Facebook Jonathan authored 7 patents in various aspects of mobile technology- UX, Monetization and Social Graph.
Jonathan attended Harvard University, where he graduated cum laude with an honors thesis on Artificial Intelligence. He lives in San Francisco and is working on his new venture while mentoring and advising startups in Israel, New York and Silicon Valley.