Overview

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Primary Role
President @
Investments
1 Investment in 1 Company
Gender:
Male
Location:
Palo Alto
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Person Details

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Aliases:
Anthony Bates

Anthony Bates has served as our President and as a member of our board of directors since June 2014. From June 2013 until March 2014, Bates was the Executive Vice President, Business Development and Evangelism and was a member of the board of directors of Microsoft Corporation, a software company.

Bates was the Chief Executive Officer of Skype Inc., a provider of software applications and related Internet communications products, from October 2010 until its acquisition by Microsoft in 2011, subsequent to which Bates served as the President of Microsoft’s Skype Division until June 2013. From 1996 to October 2010, Bates served in various roles at Cisco Systems, Inc., a networking equipment provider, most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise, Commercial and Small Business.

Bates currently serves on the board of directors of Ebay Inc., a global ecommerce website, and Sirius X.M. Holdings Inc., a satellite radio system operator and broadcaster. We believe that Bates is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive executive leadership experience in the technology industry, including the management of worldwide operations, sales, service and support areas.

Jobs (5)

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Current

President

2014 - Current   (over 2 years)
Past
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Ended
Title
Company
Oct 4, 2010
Unknown
CEO
Jun, 2013
Mar, 2014
Executive Vice President, Business Development & Evangelism
Unknown
Oct 4, 2010
Senior Vice President & General Manager
1996
Oct, 2010
Various Roles

Board & Advisor Roles (5)

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  • Member of the Board of Advisors
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    Mar 1, 2015
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    2014
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    Sep, 2013

Investments (1)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Dec, 2007$4M / Series APersonal Investment

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