Carl Showalter is investing in data center, cloud, wireless and enterprise SaaS startups and brings more than 12 years of operating experience to Opus. Previously, Carl was a General Partner with Lightspeed Venture Partners.Prior to this Carl served as Vice President of Marketing at Juniper Networks, where he built and led a global marketing and product management organization. Before Juniper, Carl was Vice President of Dial and Broadband Services for UUNET, overseeing the 300-person, $1B revenue division.
He also held various sales and management positions at ANS, an AOL company, where he helped build AOLâ€™s modem access network and then helped launch hardware-based firewalls and IP VPNs in the mid 1990â€™s. Carl began his career at Bellcore, focusing on network security and data service delivery. At Bellcore, Carl performed logical and physical attacks on phone company infrastructure, helping them fix these vulnerabilities. Carl holds a BS degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MS degree in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University.
Founder and General Partner
2006 - Current (almost 11 years)
|Feb 25, 2014||FinSMEs - FinSMEs|
|Jun 19, 2012||Venture Beat - Panzura raises $15M to make cloud storage faster and more secure|
|Apr 26, 2012||Venture Beat - Are you an enterprise startup? Join us at Startup.Synergy|
|Apr 12, 2012||Venture Beat - Are you a cloud company? Join the conversation, and win $100K from Citrix (last call)|
|Feb 13, 2010||Venture Beat - EC update: Money, money, money – it’s a VC world|
|Aug 15, 2008||Gigaom - VCs Hope to See Wi-Fi Everywhere|
|Mar 17, 2008||CNet - Event on 3/20/2008: How to Pick Your Investors (breakfast, anyone?) - CNET|
|Jun 12, 2007||Gigaom - Digital Photo Solution Eye-Fi Raises $5.5 Million First Round|