Meet the VCs
PING LI PARTNER, ACCEL PARTNERS
MATT OCKO PARTNER, DATA COLLECTIVE
DEEPAK JEEVANKUMAR PARTNER, GENERAL CATALYST
JOHN M. JACK BOARD PARTNER, ANDREESSEN HOROWITZ
EILEEN BURBIDGE PARTNER, PASSION CAPITAL
Venture capital investments have reached the highest level since the dot-com days. Almost seven billion dollars was invested last quarter alone. While clean-tech deals hit a new low, security deals increased the most. Security is the new black. How should we spend the next billion? Meet the VCs and strategize on the future!
Deepak Jeevankumar, partner at General Catalyst, focuses on investments in cloud computing, big data, data center infrastructure and clean energy. He has been with General Catalyst Partners since 2010, first in Boston and later in the firm's Palo Alto office and has been closely involved in our investments in DataGravity, Virtual Instruments and Sunglass. Prior to joining GC, Deepak worked at Sun Microsystems and was an intern at the Yale Investments Office. At Sun, he was involved in designing a few top 10 supercomputers in the industry and led the high performance computing architecture practice in the Asia-Pacific region. Deepak is a graduate of the National University of Singapore, earning a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering; the Singapore-MIT Alliance, earning a S.M. in Computer Science; and the Yale School of Management, earning an M.B.A.
John M. Jack actively consults startups and is a board partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Most recently, JJ was the CEO of Fortify Software, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2010 and was the market leader in protecting enterprises from the threats posed by security flaws in business-critical software applications. Prior to this, JJ was the CEO of Covalent (acquired by VMware), the COO of The Vantive Corporation (acquired by PeopleSoft) and held executive positions at Sybase Inc. JJ is on the boards of CipherCloud, ClearSlide, AlienVault and Cenzic.