Tom Dyal is a Partner of Redpoint Ventures. Prior to founding Redpoint, Tom was a general partner with IVP, a firm he joined in 1997.
Tom heads Redpoint's investment activity in growth-stage companies focusing on opportunities in consumer and mobile, software and infrastructure. His consumer and mobile investments include Just-Eat, DraftKings, Pocket Gems, Answers.com and Internet Brands.
In the software and infrastructure sectors, he has led the firm's investments in Qwilt, Caspida, Clearwell (Symantec), NextG (Crown Castle), Kazeon (EMC), WiChorus (Tellabs), TopSpin (Cisco), TiMetra (Alcatel) and StratumOne (Cisco).
Tom is past President and a former director of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists (WAVC).
Prior to joining the venture business, Tom spent nine years in operating roles in the communications and networking industry. At Bay Networks, Tom ran product management for its network management software business. He began his career as a systems engineer with AT&T Bell Laboratories.
Tom holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.