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20 Investments in 9 Companies
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Carl Showalter is investing in data center, cloud, wireless and enterprise SaaS startups and brings more than 12 years of operating experience to Opus. Previously, Carl was a General Partner with Lightspeed Venture Partners.Prior to this Carl served as Vice President of Marketing at Juniper Networks, where he built and led a global marketing and product management organization. Before Juniper, Carl was Vice President of Dial and Broadband Services for UUNET, overseeing the 300-person, $1B revenue division.

He also held various sales and management positions at ANS, an AOL company, where he helped build AOL’s modem access network and then helped launch hardware-based firewalls and IP VPNs in the mid 1990’s. Carl began his career at Bellcore, focusing on network security and data service delivery. At Bellcore, Carl performed logical and physical attacks on phone company infrastructure, helping them fix these vulnerabilities. Carl holds a BS degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MS degree in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University.

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Founder and General Partner

2006 - Current   (over 10 years)
Past
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Company
Apr, 2002
Unknown
Partner
2000
2002
VP Global Marketing and Product Management
1998
May 1, 2000
VP, Dial Access Networks
1995
1998
Director, Product Management
Sep 1, 1993
1995
Director, Product Management
Jun, 1989
Sep, 1993
Member of Technical Staff
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Feb, 2014$4.25M / Venture (Lead)
Feb, 2014$5.8M / Series C
Jul, 2013$12M / Series B
Jun, 2013$19M / Series D
Jun, 2013$25M / Series D
Oct, 2012$7.38M / Venture
Jun, 2012$18.96M / Venture
Jun, 2012$15M / Series C (Lead)
Apr, 2012$35M / Series C
Feb, 2012$20M / Series D
Dec, 2011$18M / Series C
Jun, 2010$4M / Venture (Lead)
Feb, 2010$25M / Series B (Lead)
Aug, 2008$11M / Series B
Jun, 2008$10.7M / Series A (Lead)
Mar, 2008$2.7M / Seed
Dec, 2007$20M / Series B (Lead)
Jun, 2007$5.5M / Series A (Lead)
Sep, 2005$8.7M / Series A (Lead)
May, 2004$9M / Series A (Lead)

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