Tim Guleri is a Managing Director of Sierra Ventures, a California based early stage venture capital fund. Sierra’s ten venture funds have committed capital exceeding $1.6 Billion.
Tim’s investment focus is Information Technology Software companies. Additionally, Tim has helped execute on Sierra’s India strategy and investments. As a venture capitalist, Tim’s taken two companies public; Sourcefire in 2007 (Nasdaq: FIRE) which was recently acquired by Cisco for $2.7B and MakeMyTrip.com (Nasdaq: MMYT). Additional exits have been Greenplum (EMC Corporation), Net6 (Citrix Systems) AirMedia (AOL), Makara (RedHat), Red Aril (Hearst) and Runa (Staples). Tim currently serves on the BOD of Appcelerator, TreasureData, AlpineData, BINA, Nexenta, Hired and DNN.
Prior to Sierra, Tim learnt the ropes as an entrepreneur. He was founder and CEO of Octane Software from 1996 to 2000. He successfully led Octane’s merger with Epiphany (Nasdaq: EPNY), a transaction valued at $3.2 billion in 2000. Before Octane, Tim was Vice President of field operations at Scopus Technology. Scopus went public in 1995 and was acquired by Siebel Systems (Nasdaq: SEBL) in 1997 for $800M. Tim was instrumental in growing the company to $100 million in revenue and to 600 employees from 1992 to 1996.
Tim holds a MS from Virginia Tech, and a BSEE from India.