Primary Role
Founder and General Partner at Opus Capital
Stanford University

Person Details


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.

Experience (7)

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    Opus Capital

    Founder and General Partner
    Jan, 2006
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    Juniper Networks

    VP Global Marketing and Product Management
    2000 - Jan, 2002
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    VP, Dial Access Networks
    Jan, 1998 - May, 2000
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    Director, Product Management
    Jan, 1995 - Jan, 1998
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    Director, Product Management
    Sep, 1993 - Jan, 1995
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    Member of Technical Staff
    Jun, 1989 - Sep, 1993

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