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New York University (NYU), BS 1966
Physics / Math
HBS, Certificate 1980
Progam for Management Development

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Mark Leslie

Mark Leslie was the founder, chairman and CEO of Veritas Software. He is currently a board member and investor in a number of high tech start ups. He is also a Lecturer at Stanford Business School, teaching entrepreneurship, sales organizations and ethics.

Mark Leslie is currently the managing director of Leslie Ventures, a private investment company. He is also a Lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business where he teaches courses in Entrepreneurship and Sales Organization. Mark Leslie was the founding Chairman and CEO of Veritas Software. During his tenure as CEO the company went from 12 employees to 5,500 employees deployed globally, and from a revenue base of $95,000 per year to $1,500,000,000 per year. In 2000 Veritas was the tenth largest independent software company by revenue, third largest by market capitalization, and achieved the distinction of becoming a Fortune 1000 company. From 1980 until 1990 he served as president and chief executive officer of two Silicon Valley high- tech startup companies. Prior experience included sales management, sales executive, systems engineer, and OS programmer. Mark Leslie designed and developed the first software hypervisor while employed at IBM in 1969. Mark currently serves on the boards of Network Appliance (NSDAQ: NTAP) and a number of privately held high-technology corporations, including Cassatt Software, Doostang, Evergrid, Model N Software, Servo Software, Sugar CRM and Xsigo Corporation. In addition he serves on the board of Overseers for the New York University Faculty of Arts and Sciences and is the Chairman of the New York University Science Advisory Board. Mark received a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and mathematics from New York University in 1966 and completed Harvard Business School’s program for management development in 1980.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
CloudPhysics 8/2013Series B$10M4
PernixData 5/2013Series B$20M5
ZenPayroll 12/2012Seed$6.1M22
PernixData 1/2012Series A$7M4
HealthTap 3/2011Seed$2.35M4
Big Switch Networks 7/2010Seed$1.5M5
HealthTap 1/2010Angel7
db4objects 1/2007Series A5



  1. CloudPhysics Raises $10M From Kleiner Perkins For Simulating What The Cloud Might Do In That Old-Fashioned Data Center ( [edit]
  2. PernixData Raises $20 Million Led By Kleiner Perkins ( [edit]
  3. ZenPayroll Launches Cloud-Based Payroll Service With $6.1M In Seed Funding From CEOs At Yammer, Box, Yelp And Dropbox ( [edit]
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  5. HealthTap Raises $2.35 Million To Help People Manage Their Health ( [edit]
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