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44 Investments in 19 Companies

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John Jarve has a wealth of knowledge on building better businesses.Over the past 27 years, John has led Menlo Ventures' investments in more than 40 portfolio companies, primarily in the communications, storage, semiconductor, Internet and financial technology sectors.

John has been the lead investor in multiple venture capital funded companies that have had successful IPOs and achieved billion dollar valuations, including UUNET Technologies, the world's largest Internet access provider (UUNT; now part of Verizon), Digital Insight, the pioneering leader in Internet banking (DGIN; now part of Intuit), and Cavium Networks, the leading provider of security communication chips (NASDAQ: CAVM).

John attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering) and then went on to the Stanford University Graduate School of Business (M.B.A.).

John is a former trustee of the Corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the former chairman of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Management Board. He is currently the president-elect of the MIT Alumni Association and will begin his term as president summer 2013.

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Jan 1, 1985 - Current   (over 31 years)
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Apr, 2016$12M / Series A
Mar, 2016$100M / Series E
Feb, 2016$20M / Series B
May, 2015$16M / Series D
Apr, 2015$10M / Series A (Lead)
Apr, 2015$9.8M / Series A
Feb, 2015$60M / Series D
Jul, 2014$20M / Series D
Apr, 2014$32M / Series C
Feb, 2014$9M / Series A (Lead)
Feb, 2014$10M / Series D
Dec, 2013$29.3M / Series C
Apr, 2013$16.5M / Private Equity
Feb, 2013$6.62M / Seed
Feb, 2013$27M / Series C
Oct, 2012$10M / Series B (Lead)
Jul, 2012$20M / Series C
Nov, 2011$50M / Series C
Jul, 2011undisclosed amount / Venture
May, 2011$10M / Venture
Nov, 2010$25M / Series B (Lead)
Aug, 2010$17M / Series B
Mar, 2010$11M / Series B
Mar, 2010$1.1M / Venture
Feb, 2010$430k / Venture
Dec, 2009$33.74M / Venture
Dec, 2009$4.93M / Venture
Jun, 2009$22M / Series C
Sep, 2008$20M / Series B
Jun, 2008$11.37M / Series A (Lead)
Apr, 2008$15M / Venture (Lead)
Sep, 2007$45M / Series C
Sep, 2007$15.05M / Series B
Nov, 2006$30M / Series C
Aug, 2006$15M / Series B (Lead)
Jul, 2006$7.5M / Series B
Jul, 2006$70M / Series C
Dec, 2005$20M / Series D
Dec, 2005$6.25M / Series A
Oct, 2005$15M / Venture (Lead)

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