Peter is a Managing Director of Lightspeed, and covers software, mobile and cleantech. He has been working in the venture capital industry since 1995.
Peter’s current investments include 99Bill, BloomReach, CoalTek, Five Stars, Leyden Energy, LS9, MyBuys, Nest, QuantumScape, Skyfire and Stion. He was also responsible for several investments which have had successful exits including Blue Nile (NILE), Celequest (acquired by Cognos), DoubleClick (acquired by Google, post IPO), Extensity (acquired by Infor, post IPO), Informatica (INFA), Kiva Software (acquired by Netscape), Phone.com (OPWV), PSS System (acquired by IBM) and TimesTen (acquired by Oracle).
Prior to Lightspeed, Peter worked in business development and product marketing at General Magic, a startup that before the emergence of the Web, pioneered the development of e-commerce and electronic media services by partnering with the world’s largest telecommunications service providers and consumer electronics companies.
He also managed Acer’s portable PC business in North America, where he launched the company’s first laptop PCs. Before Acer, Peter was a strategy consultant at Bain & Company and worked predominately with high-technology clients on product, sales and distribution strategies. While an undergraduate at Stanford University, he worked at Apple Computer, where he helped to develop the power management system for Apple’s first portable computer.
Peter holds a BS in Electrical Engineering, an AB in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
|Mar 10, 2016||The Tech Portal - Lightspeed Venture Partners Raises $1.2 Billion In Fresh Fund|
|Mar 1, 2016||The Tech Portal - Lightspeed Venture Partners Raises $1.2 Billion In Fresh Fund|
|Oct 30, 2015||PE HUB - Mobile refueling company Filld nets $3.25 mln seed|
|May 25, 2015||PE HUB - Eonite Perception raises $5.25 mln|
|Apr 11, 2015||ZD Net - ZDNet|
|Aug 18, 2014||Venture Beat - Comprehend Systems raises $21M for clinical-trials data platform|
|Jan 14, 2014||Venture Beat - Where Nest ranks among Google's most expensive acquisitions|
|Jan 14, 2014||Gigaom - The winners and losers in Google’s acquisition of Nest|