Greylock Partners is a venture capital firm based San Mateo, California that works actively with entrepreneurs to build market-leading companies. The firm is currently focused on the enterprise software and consumer Internet sectors. Greylock started in 1965 and has funded and helped build several hundred successful companies, including Ascend Communications, CheckFree, CipherTrust, Constant Contact, Continental Cable, Data Domain, Decru, digg, DoubleClick, Facebook, Farecast, Internet Security Systems, Ikanos, Legato, LinkedIn, Media Metrix, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Openwave, Open Market, Red Hat, RightNow Technologies, Success Factors, Tellabs, Trilogy, Wily Technology, Workday and Zipcar.
Greylock primarily invests in early-stage companies and occasionally invests in growth-stage businesses. The firm has offices in Massachusetts, Israel and India. Over the past 45 years, the firm has worked with hundreds of companies, 150 of which have gone on to IPOs and 100 of which have gone on to profitable M&A events.Learn More at Greylock.com
Andreessen Horowitz is a stage-agnostic venture capital firm that provides seed, venture, and growth-stage funding to the best new technology companies. Founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz helps entrepreneurs become successful CEOs and build important and enduring companies. Its general partners are Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz, John O'Farrell, and Scott Weiss, all widely recognized experts in the creation, scaling, and operation of high-growth technology companies. The firm has $1.2 billion under management across two funds. Among its 30 investments are Facebook, Foursquare, Groupon, Skype, Twitter, and Zynga. The firm was established in June 2009 and is located in Menlo Park, CA.Learn More at a16z.com
David Albert Duffield is the chief executive officer and a co-founder of Workday. Previously, he was the founder and chairman at Peoplesoft, Inc. Mr. Duffield also served as the firm's chief executive officer from August 1987 through September 1999 and as president from August 1987 through May 1999. Prior to founding PeopleSoft, he was founder, chief executive officer, and chairman of Integral Systems Inc. Duffield co-founded Information Associates in 1968. Prior to that, Duffield worked at IBM Corporation as a marketing representative and systems Engineer. Currently, he is a member of the Executive Council at Longworth Venture Partners. Duffield holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. degree from Cornell University.
Redpoint Ventures is passionate about helping entrepreneurs build companies that defy convention, shape the future, and change the world. They stand behind entrepreneurs as more than just investors. With their deep experience and industry connections, they support and guide entrepreneurs all the way to the top.
Redpoint backs entrepreneurs who have a clear vision of the future and know what they want to accomplish. They believe that by blending vision with opportunity, entrepreneurs can be prepared for every stage of growth. From early investments in MySpace, Netflix, TiVo, and Juniper to companies such as RightMedia, Zimbra, LifeSize, Danger, Fortinet and HomeAway – Redpoint shared and supported their vision from the beginning.