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Carnegie Mellon University, MS 1975
Electrical Engineering
Stanford University, PhD 1982
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Chief Development Officer, Chairman & Board Of Director

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Andy Bechtolsheim

Andy Bechtolsheim co-founded Sun Microsystems while a PhD student at Stanford. He left sun in 1995 to found Granite Systems, a company focused on network switches.

He was one of the first investors in Google back in 1998 and is seen as one of the most successful Angel investors in Silicon Valley.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Bluebox 1/2014Series B$18M4
NumberFour 6/2013Series A$38M7
Moovweb 3/2013Series A$16M3
Bluebox 6/2012Series A$9.5M4
Diffbot 5/2012Angel$2M9
Moovweb 1/2009Seed$700k2
Tapulous 7/2008Angel$1.8M6
CrestaTech 1/2008Series A$5M2
Google 8/1998Angel$100k1



  1. Enterprise Mobile Security Startup Bluebox Raises $18M From Tenaya, A16Z, And Others ( [edit]
  2. NumberFour De-Cloaks In Berlin With A $38M Series A, Europe’s Biggest To Date ( [edit]
  3. Moovweb Raises $16M To Help Businesses Bring Their Web Content To Mobile ( [edit]
  4. Bluebox Raises $9.5M From Andreessen Horowitz & Others For A Stealthy, Disruptive Mobile Security Solution ( [edit]
  5. Diffbot Raises $2 Million Angel Round For Web Content Extraction Technology ( [edit]
  6. Moovweb ( [edit]
  7. Tapulous Wants To Be The RockYou Of Apple’s App Store ( [edit]
  8. Cresta Technologies ( [edit]
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