Hosting: Matt Ocko, Managing Partner, Data Collective VC

  • March 21, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Join us for a dynamic Q&A with one of Silicon Valley's most active angel/VC.
Matt Ocko, has nearly three decades of experience as a technology entrepreneur, operating executive, and venture capitalist, both in the US and in China. Matt holds a BA in Physics from Yale University. Matt has been a Partner of VantagePoint Venture Partners and General Partner of Softbank Technology Ventures (of which he was a founder). He is also a venture parter at Sevin Rosen Funds. Matt has led investments in and/or served on the Boards of the following: Zynga (seed, ZNGA), Facebook (early and large secondary), XenSource (acqd by Citrix), Cotendo (AKAM), OpenText (OTEX), DataMirror (DMCX), SupportSoft (SPRT), CriticalPath (CPTH), VxTreme (MSFT), Zip2 (HPQ), Verisign (VRSN), Alantro (TXN), UltraDNS (NSR), 3Ware (AMCC), Planet U (Transora), nDSP (PXLW), Sandcraft (NETL), and NuCore (MTEK). Matt founded and was VP of R&D for Da Vinci Systems, a pioneering e-mail software vendor with over 1M users world-wide prior to its acquisition. He was also a founding Director of Oracle's Media Server Division and had a leadership role in the business and technical operations of the division. He has helped found, fund, and/or personally invested in and advised a number of other Silicon Valley companies, including ones financed by such investors as Mike Maples, First Round, Mayfield, NEA, KPCB, Accel, Andreesen Horowitz, CRV, Greylock, Ignition, and other great firms. These companies include Aggregate Knowledge, CouchBase, BranchOut, Platfora, Continuuity, PanoLogic, Akimbi (acd. by VMWare), Ayasdi, Market6, D-Wave Systems, Appfog, Javelin, and many others. Matt has funded/advised multiple companies with teams and/or businesses anchored in China, and advised multiple executives, technologists, and government officials on venture capital and technology strategy. Matt’s 1996 lecture to the Central Committee Party School on “Venture Capital with a Chinese Face” has been widely distributed at all levels of government in China.

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