John founded MapR in 2009 and serves as CEO and Chairman of the Board.
Prior to founding MapR, John held executive positions in a number of enterprise software companies with a focus on data, storage and business intelligence at both private and public companies including: CEO of Calista Technologies (now Microsoft), CEO of Rainfinity (now EMC), SVP of Products and Marketing at Brio Technologies (BRYO) and General Manager at Compuware (CPWR).
Gene Frantz is a Partner of CapitalG, formerly Google Capital. Before joining CapitalG, Gene was a partner at TPG Capital, a global private equity fund. During his 13 years at TPG, Gene was responsible for multiple technology and telecom investments and represented TPG on multiple public and private company boards of directors.
Prior to TPG Capital, Gene worked at Oracle Corporation leading its venture capital effort and previous to that in corporate development.
Gene holds a BS from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Barry is a founder of Lightspeed and focuses primarily on investments in the areas of enterprise infrastructure, communications and networking, digital media, and internet. He has fourteen years of venture capital experience and ten years of operating experience. Prior to joining Lightspeed, Barry held executive roles in business development and general management at Cisco Systems from 1991-1997. While at Cisco, Barry established several of the company's largest distribution channels with OEMs, Telcos/Service Providers, system integrators and VARs. He also developed Cisco's initial merger and acquisition process and directed the first wave of acquisitions and integrations for the company.
Barry has been named multiple times to the Forbes Midas List of top venture capital investors and appeared on the initial AlwaysOn VC100 list published in 2009. Barry holds a BA in Economics and Business from UCLA and an MBA from Stanford University.
Pete joined NEA in 2005, specializing in software, systems and technology-enabled services companies. Prior to joining NEA, Pete was Senior Director of Strategic Alliances at VMware where he struck the company's OEM deals and grew annual sales through OEMs from $0 to $40 million in four years. Prior to VMware, Pete was one of the first hires on the business side at Mirapoint, where he ran product management. Pete also served in various sales and marketing positions in Hewlett-Packard’s server division, including Worldwide Product Manager for the mid-range server business.
Pete began his career at Montgomery Securities where he was an Associate in the firm’s Technology Corporate Finance group. Pete received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and his BA in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley, where he lettered in varsity rugby and was a member of the national championship team.
Navin Chaddha is responsible for the overall leadership of Mayfield Fund. He is a proven serial entrepreneur and venture investor, who has invested in over 35 companies, 12 of which have gone public and another 12 have been acquired. He has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and named to the Forbes Midas List of Top 100 Tech Investors several times. Navin invests in the mobile, social, cloud/SaaS, energytech and big data themes in the U.S., India and China and is the founder of Mayfield’s dedicated India Fund, which he oversees. Some of his notable investments include Solarcity (NASDAQ:SCTY), StorSimple(acquired by Microsoft), Zenprise (acquired by Citrix) and makemytrip (NASDAQ:MMYT).
Satish Dharmaraj is a Partner with Redpoint Ventures. Previously he was the founder/CEO of Zimbra. At Zimbra, he grew sales from inception to $20M in subscription sales and nearly doubled sales the next year. Satish focuses on investments in the mobile, consumer and cloud computing areas. He led Redpoint's investments in and holds the board or board observer seats in numerous companies. Past work includes selling 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; running Engineering and Operations at Onebox.com as part of the founding team and sold it to Openwave for $850M.