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Harvard Business School, MBA 1989
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), BS 1984

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Russell Siegelman

Russell is an Angel Investor and a Limited Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Russell invests in consumer and energy related technologies and markets, including software, electronic commerce, Web services, semiconductors, consumer systems, media and telecommunications. He is currently on the boards of Digital Chocolate, Friendster, Lilliputian Systems, Mobilygen, Quorum Systems and RazorGator.

Russell also leads KPCB’s investment in WildBlue Communications, and is also on the board of the non-profit organization Sustainable Conservation.

Russell joined KPCB after seven years at Microsoft. At Microsoft he helped launch LAN Manager, Microsoft’s first network operating system, then was the marketing manager in charge of Windows for Workgroups, a small-business networking version of Windows. For the first half of 1993, Russell worked directly for Bill Gates, during which time he researched the online market and recommended an entry strategy for that market. This led to the formation the Microsoft Network (MSN), Microsoft’s online service. Russell became the first employee of this division and became its General Manager and then Vice President through April of 1996. Under his direction, MSN was developed and launched and reached over one million paying members. Russell was also responsible for the formation of the Slate project, Microsoft’s World Wide Web political and arts commentary. He recruited the editor, Michael Kinsley, and was the business manager in charge of Slate until he left Microsoft in July 1996.

Before Microsoft, Russell was a software engineer who wrote artificial intelligence applications for the financial services industry at Applied Expert Systems, a Cambridge, Massachusetts startup, and was also an engineering consultant. He earned his BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Physics in 1984 and an MBA from Harvard University where he was a Baker Scholar in 1989.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
BrightFunnel 1/2014Angel$1M10
Mashape 8/2011Seed$1.5M13
Tasted Menu 5/2011Seed13
AdGrok 3/2011Angel$470k4 1/2011Venture Round$1.5M9
inDinero 9/2010Seed$1.2M11
Bunndle 7/2010Seed$550k5
RethinkDB 4/2010Seed$1.2M11
Sociable Labs 12/2009Series A7
Yardbarker Network 6/2009Venture Round$634k6
WildBlue 9/2008Venture Round$50M4 9/2008Angel$400k9
AdNectar 8/2008Seed4
Yardbarker Network 4/2008Series B$6M6
Yardbarker Network 4/2007Seed6
Snapvine 7/2006Series A$2M4



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  2. API market Mashape raises $1.5M seed from mega investors ( [edit]
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  4. AdGrok Raises $470K To Be The TurboTax For Search Engine Marketing ( [edit]
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  6. InDinero Closes $1.2 Million Seed Round: An Investor Roster ( [edit]
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  8. RethinkDB Raises $1.2 Million For Its Database For Solid-State Drives ( [edit]
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  10. Yardbarker scores $634K to connect pro athletes with fans ( [edit]
  11. WildBlue Raises $50M ( [edit]
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  14. Yardbarker Raises $6 Million Second Round For Sports Community And Ad Network ( [edit]
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  16. Venture Capital: Snapvine turns up the volume a notch ( [edit]
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