John Walecka


John Walecka is passionate about companies with disruptive products and innovative business models. John is active with companies using big data insights to create new business applications, as well as innovative technologies for building cloud infrastructure and services. Current active investments include Quantifind, Datameer, Lastline Security, Moogsoft, InterMolecular and Avnera.  John also works with Pure Storage and MapR. John has helped many entrepreneurs in the enterprise and broadband infrastructure spaces achieve success including Fortinet (FTNT), Entropic (ENTR),  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 Belden). In addition, John has led investments in a number of software infrastructure companies including Sybase (SYBS), Documentum (DCTM), Object Design (ODIS), Vitria Technology(VITR) and Schooner (sold to SanDisk). 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 co-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. John plays piano and is a fan of the Golden State Warriors and the Splash Brothers.