DAVID WALROD, General Partner,
David Walrod joined Oak as a principal in the Palo Alto office in
April of 1999 and was promoted to General Partner for Oak X. Prior
to joining Oak, Dave was at McKinsey & Company, where his primary
focus was on the telecommunications, electronics and media industries.
At Oak, Dave focuses on investments in wireline and wireless communications,
semiconductors, as well as Internet services and infrastructure.
He is currently on the board of directors of several Oak portfolio
companies, including Caspian, Qsent and Wave7 Optics. Dave received
his B.A. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley
and earned a Ph.D. in Solid State Physics at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology. Dave also worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the
MIT Research Lab of Electronics and completed a J.D. at the Harvard
ELIZABETH OBERSHAW, V.P. and Chief Investment
Benefit Fund Investments Hewlett Packard
Jeffrey P. Greiner was Group Head at RBC Capital Markets from the January 10,
2001, acquisition of Dain Rauscher Wessels until December 2004 and was Head of
Technology Investment Banking for most of that timeframe as well as at the
predecessor Firm, Dain Rauscher Wessels. Mr. Greiner was a Founding Partner of
Wessels, Arnold & Henderson in 1986. Over the years, Jeff has been predominately
focused on the Emerging Growth practices of his investment banking firms, as
well as in their Financial Sponsor/Venture Capital activities.
Jeff has also been intimately involved as both a founding member of WAH
Investments, L.L.C., DRW Investors, L.L.C. and DRW Venture Partners L.P. venture
capital funds, which have made some 250 corporate venture capital and mezzanine
investments from 1987 through 2004, which have, in general, generated superior
venture capital returns over the years to their partners. He was involved in
the operations of the Firm's venture capital operations and sat on the Firm's
Mr. Greiner is also a Director of Mount Yale Capital - Oasis Funds.
is a Founding General Partner of Maven Venture
Partners. Before founding Maven in 2005, Jennifer was a General Partner
at the top tier venture capital firm, Sevin Rosen Funds.
Jennifer has spent over a decade investing in communications
infrastructure, including enterprise and telecom systems and
software. She is currently focused on investing in global opportunities
in mobility. During her nine year tenure at Sevin Rosen Funds, Jennifer
invested in numerous startups providing market leading solutions in
communications infrastructure. Jenniferís most recent investments
and board responsibilities include: Everypath, Kabira, Routescience,
and Neoscale. She funded many companies in emerging market segments
including Diamond Lane Communications (acquired by Nokia),
Metawave Communications (NSDQ: MTWV) and Monterey Networks
(acquired by Cisco). Jennifer is an advisor to several early-stage
venture firms. She has a broad network of industry experts developed
through her leadership roles in Forum for Women Entrepreneurs
(Founder and Chair), Stanford School of Engineering (Venture Fund Advisor)
and the College of Arts and Science at the University of Texas at Austin
(Advisor) Before earning her MBA at Stanford University, Jennifer managed
a server systems group and developed SPARC micro-processors at Sun
Microsystems. She joined Sun after completing her BSEE and MSEE at
Stanford and The University of Texas at Austin respectively.
President & Managing Director, Hunt Ventures
Steve Coffey joined the Hunt family of companies in 1993. In August 1999, Coffey established the Austin office of Hunt Ventures.
Prior to joining Hunt Ventures, Coffey was vice president of Hunt Financial Corporation where he evaluated investments in both early stage technology companies and buyouts of companies in mature industries.
Earlier in his career, Coffey worked as an associate at Davis Venture Partners, a private venture capital firm where he worked with both early and later-stage portfolio companies. He previously worked at EDS Corporation and Arthur Andersen, LLP.
Coffey has a BS from Oklahoma State University and an MBA (with honors) from The University of Texas.
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