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29 Investments in 13 Companies
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John joined Lightspeed in 2006 and focuses primarily on information technology infrastructure, with a particular investment interest in datacenter technologies; he was named a Top Investor in the Cloud market by GigaOm in 2012. In addition, John is the Founder of Lightspeed’s Summer Grant Program.

Previously, John worked in product management and marketing with Determina (acquired by VMware).

John was also an initial member of the executive team at Freedom Financial Network, where he helped design and implement the company’s customer relationship management software, drove its partnership strategy and managed the marketing and sales team.

John is privileged to be a continuing supporter of the management teams at Affirmed Networks, AppDynamics, Arctic Wolf Networks, Barefoot Networks, Boundary, Click Security, CloudBees, DataStax, Delphix, Mulesoft and Tintri.

John's past investments include Nimble Storage (NMBL), Nicira (acquired by VMware), IO Turbine (acquired by Fusion-io) and Pliant Technology (acquired by Sandisk).

John holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University.

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Jan 15, 2006 - Current   (over 10 years)
Past
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Oct, 2004
Dec, 2005
Product Management and Marketing
Jul, 2003
Sep, 2005
Director - Product Management & Sales
Jun, 2000
Jul, 2003
Senior Associate
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jun, 2016$16M / Series B
Jun, 2016$57M / Series C
Sep, 2015$12.5M / Series A (Lead)
Jun, 2015$50M / Series B
Jan, 2015$23.5M / Series D (Lead)
Oct, 2014$12.35M / Series A (Lead)
Sep, 2014$106M / Series E
Jul, 2014$70M / Series E
May, 2014$24M / Series A (Lead)
Apr, 2014$22M / Series C
Mar, 2014$14M / Series C
Mar, 2014$11.2M / Series C
Jul, 2013$45.3M / Series D
Jul, 2013$2M / Series B
Feb, 2013$17.7M / Series B (Lead)
Jan, 2013$50M / Series D
Dec, 2012$20M / Series B
Oct, 2012$25M / Series C
Sep, 2012$40.7M / Series E
Aug, 2012$10M / Series A (Lead)
Jul, 2012$15M / Series B
May, 2012$7.2M / Series A
Jan, 2012$20M / Series C
Nov, 2011$4M / Series A (Lead)
Sep, 2011$11M / Series B
Aug, 2011$18M / Series B
Jul, 2011$10.5M / Series B (Lead)
Oct, 2010$2.7M / Series A
Jan, 2008$3.45M / Series A (Lead)

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