Bruce is a seasoned veteran of venture capital with more than 15 years experience in high-tech investing.
Prior to Benchmark, Bruce spent six years as a general partner with Merrill, Pickard, Anderson & Eyre (MPAE).
Before MPAE, Bruce served as general manager of the Personal Computer Division of Everex Systems, which he founded and grew to a multi-hundred million-dollar business unit. Bruce also worked in investment banking for three years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and as a systems designer and programmer with Andersen Consulting. Investments: Accept.com (acquired by Amazon.com), Catapulse (acquired by Rational Software), Collabra Software (acquired by Netscape Communications), Encompass (acquired by Yahoo!), Good Technology, Genesys Labs (acquired by Alcatel), Handspring (acquired by palmOne), iCompression (acquired by GlobespanVirata), Kalpana (acquired by Cisco Systems), Matrix Semiconductor, NetXen, Orchestria, Palm Computing (acquired by 3Com), Pure Digital Technologies, Rambus (RMBS), Raza Microelectronics, ServiceSource, SnapTrack (acquired by Qualcomm), Tabula, Unicru and Wink Communications (acquired by Liberty Broadband Interactive). Industry Associations: Bruce is a former director of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists.
Education: MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, 1984 where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar; and a BA from Rice University, 1979.