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Co-Founder & MD @
48 Investments in 32 Companies
Palo Alto

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Paul S. Madera

Paul Madera is a graduate of the USAF Academy and is currently Managing Director at Meritech Capital Partners, a $3.1 billion venture capital fund he co-founded in 1999. He currently invests in private technology companies in the SaaS, storage, e-commerce, financial, and medical device sectors.

Over the past 12 years, he has led Meritech's investments into several of the most successful tech companies of the era including 2Wire, BlueArc, Dealer Socket, Facebook, Force10 Networks, Glaukos, IntraLase, Riverbed Technology, and Salesforce.com. He is consistently listed in the top tier of the annual Forbes "Midas List" of venture capital investors.

Prior to Meritech, Paul was Managing Director of Private Equity at Montgomery Securities/Banc of America where he and his group advised technology and consumer-based startups in raising capital.

He began his career in finance as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York. Before entering the private sector, he served in the United States Air Force as an F-16 Instructor Pilot based in South Korea, Spain, and Utah. He also spent a tour at the Pentagon as a member of the Air Force Liaison Office where he interfaced with Senate and House Armed Services Committees.

Paul holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and B.S. in Political Science from United States Air Force Academy.

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Co-Founder & MD

Jan 1, 1999 - Current   (almost 18 years)
MD & Head - Private Equity
Investment Banking Associate
DateInvested InRoundDetails
May, 2015$70M / Series D (Lead)
May, 2015$128M / Series G
Mar, 2015$110M / Series D
Aug, 2014$35M / Series D (Lead)
Jun, 2014$30M / Series C (Lead)
Mar, 2014$50.5M / Series F (Lead)
Aug, 2013$35M / Series C (Lead)
Jul, 2013$45.3M / Series D
Jun, 2013$25M / Series D (Lead)
Feb, 2013$30M / Series F (Lead)
Oct, 2012$25M / Series C (Lead)
Jul, 2012undisclosed amount / Series C (Lead)
Feb, 2012$85M / Series E
Feb, 2011£73M / Series C
Feb, 2011$29.5M / Series E (Lead)
Jul, 2010$20M / Venture
Apr, 2010$14.7M / Series D
Nov, 2009undisclosed amount / Series C
Dec, 2008$10M / Venture
Jul, 2008$8M / Series E
Feb, 2008undisclosed amount / Series A (Lead)
Feb, 2008undisclosed amount / Series B (Lead)
Nov, 2007$4.09M / Series D
Nov, 2007undisclosed amount / Series G (Lead)
Sep, 2007$40M / Series F
Jun, 2007$20M / Series C (Lead)
Dec, 2006$64M / Series F
Dec, 2006undisclosed amount / Series D (Lead)
Jun, 2006$20M / Series D (Lead)
Jun, 2006$29M / Private Equity (Lead)
Apr, 2006$27.5M / Series B (Lead)
Feb, 2006undisclosed amount / Series D (Lead)
Oct, 2005$10.29M / Series D
Jun, 2005$45M / Series E
May, 2005$30M / Series D
Jan, 2005$15M / Series E (Lead)
Sep, 2004$25M / Series E (Lead)
Jun, 2004$74.9M / Series D (Lead)
Jan, 2004$10M / Series B
Nov, 2003$20M / Series C (Lead)

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