Primary Role
Managing Director at General Catalyst Partners
Stanford University

Person Details

Stephen Herrod

Before joining General Catalyst Partners, Steve Herrod was CTO and Sr. VP of R&D at VMware. During his 11 year tenure, Steve helped build a world-class 3,000 person engineering organization that has delivered numerous industry-changing products, leading to more than $4 billion in annual revenue. Steve also played a role in more than 20 acquisitions and was named InfoWorld’s CTO of the Year in 2009. He remains a technical advisor to both VMware and EMC.

Prior to VMware, Steve co-led the development of a virtual CPU with "Code Morphing" technology at Transmeta Corporation, and also held roles at Silicon Graphics and MIPS Technologies.

As a Managing Director at General Catalyst Partners, Steve concentrates on early-stage technology companies. He is based in the firm’s Palo Alto office.

Steve holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University, and a B.A. with distinction in computer science from the University of Texas, Austin.

Board Memberships: General Catalyst - Datto and Illumio

Non-profit Board Memberships: -Peninsula School, Menlo Park, CA -Ravenswood Education Foundation, Menlo Park, CA

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