A venture investor since 1997 after growing Silicon Valley companies Sun and Silicon Graphics. Co-founded Inventus as Silicon Valley founders pursued the lean startup model including accessing global talent and markets. John has backed several dozen Silicon Valley teams resulting in 8 liquidity events including two IPOs. At Inventus he’s on the boards of Activity Hero, Credit Sesame, FarFaria, Motivo.ai, Resilinc, SysCloud, Vivu (ACQ: Polycom), Dhingana (ACQ: rd.io), Spotzot (ACQ: Valassis), and Sokrati (ACQ: Dentsu). A San Francisco native, John earned a BA & MBA from U.C. Berkeley.