Board of Directors
Chairman and CEO, SimpliVity
Before starting SimpliVity, Doron was the Founder and CEO of Diligent Technologies, a pioneer in Enterprise Data Deduplication. Diligent was acquired by IBM in April 2008. Prior to Diligent, Doron served as Vice President and General Manager at EMC. Prior to joining EMC, Doron was VP Sales & Marketing at Imedia Corporation, a pioneer in digital video distribution. Imedia was acquired by Terayon Communications Systems. Doron holds Law and Philosophy degrees from Tel Aviv University, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard University.
Partner, Accel Partners
Kevin has been active in international start-ups, general management, and venture capital investing for 26 years. Kevin joined Accel in 2000 and focuses primarily on software, Internet and mobile businesses. He is responsible for Accel London’s investments in Alfresco, Atlassian, Etsy, Getjar, Knewton, Lot18, SimpliVity, Supercell, and Varonis. Kevin has led Accel’s investment in Playfish (acquired by Electronic Arts), Diligent (acquired by IBM), Icera (acquired by Nvidia), and Cape Clear (acquired by Workday). Prior to joining Accel, he spent four years as a London-based Partner at Doughty Hanson & Co. and two years as Executive Director at Goldman Sachs International. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Kevin spent 14 years with Fanuc, the world -leader in robotics and numerical controls. He is an active member of the World Economic Forum and is on the Selection Committee of the WEF Technology Pioneers Programme.
Partner, Charles River Ventures
By the time Bruce joined CRV in 1999, his reputation for leading companies preceded him. Formerly CEO of Xylogics, Bruce led a turnaround and sale to Bay Networks where he served as executive vice president, managing four company acquisitions in a year. After leaving Bay Networks, he became CEO of Stratus Computer, ultimately leading the company to its successful sale to Ascend. Today, Bruce works with several companies in the enterprise and service provider infrastructure space.
Matt Murphy joined Menlo Ventures in 2015 as a Managing Director. He focuses on multi-stage investments across enterprise infrastructure and mobile-first applications. Matt is either a director or works closely with the management teams of AppDynamics, Drawbridge, Egnyte, Insidesales.com, InstartLogic, PernixData, Puppet Labs, SessionM, Shazam, and Simplivity.
Previously, Matt was a General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers for over 15 years In addition to investing in the companies above, he was observer at Google (from initial investment to IPO), launched the iFund in ’08 (a collaborative initiative with Apple to build the defining applications on the iOS platform), and led KPCB’s investments in AutoNavi (Nasdaq: AMAP, 2010) and Aerohive Networks (Nasdaq: HIVE, 2014). He also served as a director at Shopkick (acquired by SK Planet 2014), Ocarina Networks (acquired by Dell in 2010), and Peakstream (acquired by Google in 2008).
Before joining KPCB, Matt worked at semiconductor startup Netboost (acquired by Intel) where he led product management, and prior to that at Sun Microsystems, where he led business development for the Network Systems Group and was a product line manager for networking platforms. Matt also worked in strategic and technical consulting for a number of years at Booz Allen Hamilton and Accenture.
Matt holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Stanford University Engineering Venture Fund, is on the Board of Advisors for the Tufts University Electrical Engineering School.
Dave Lemont is an expert at building and scaling businesses. Whether it’s a tech startup with a new idea, or an established company looking to IPO, Lemont’s professional track record speaks for itself.
Before joining Currensee, Lemont served as principal of Lemont Consulting, where he assisted many early stage companies in achieving real business traction in the marketplace and developing their VC funding plans.
Prior to starting his consulting company, Lemont was CEO of AppIQ, the leader in storage management software. Within its first two years of selling, he successfully grew the company to $30M in revenue while acquiring over 300 enterprise clients. This resulted in an eventual acquisition by Hewlett Packard for $280M, which provided investors with over 6X returns.
Prior to AppIQ, Lemont was CEO of Revit Technology, a company that created a parametric 3D modeling platform used for building design. In 2002, Lemont successfully led Revit to a $140M acquisition by Autodesk, the world’s leading design software and digital content company. Since AutoDesk’s acquisition of Revit, the product has become the Building Information Modeling standard in the AEC industry. Before Revit, Lemont served as COO of Concentra Corporation, the leading provider of CRM solutions for product configuration. During his time with Concentra, he led them to an IPO in 1996. Two years later, Oracle purchased the company and Lemont went on to manage their Product Configuration division.
Director, Audit Committee Chair
Paul Milbury has served as a member of our Board of Directors since October 2014. He is the Chair of our Audit Committee. Mr. Milbury served as vice president of operations and chief financial officer of Starent Networks, Corp, a provider of mobile networking solutions, from January 2007 until its acquistion for $2.9 billion by Cisco Systems, Inc., a networking and telecommunications company, in December 2009. From December 2009 to July 2010, Mr. Milbury played a key role in integrating Starent Networks into Cisco to create the Mobile Internet Technology Group. From December 2000-March 2007, Mr. Milbury served as vice president and chief financial officer of Avid Technology, Inc., a digital media creation, management and distribution solutions company. Mr. Milbury currently serves on the board of Infinera Corporation, an optical networking equipment provider and Gigamon Inc., a provider of an intelligent visibility architecture for enterprises and service providers. Mr. Milbury also serves on the boards of two private companies.
Group Chief Information Officer, Waypoint Capital
Fred is Head of Group Strategic Development & the Chief Digital Officer for the Waypoint Capital group, the business enterprise for the managers and advisers of the funds and investments associated with the Bertarelli family. The group is active in Life Sciences and Healthcare, Real Estate and Asset Management. Chaired by Ernesto Bertarelli, Waypoint is headquartered in Geneva, with offices in London, Jersey, Boston and Luxembourg. Fred supports the development of Waypoint’s investment strategy, oversees the review of all investment opportunities outside of Waypoint’s existing business lines and leads the Digital agenda for the Group. Fred has spent the last 25 years in the Bio-pharmaceutical industry where he developed strong experience in transforming IT organizations across several major M&As and divestments. Before joining Waypoint, Fred served as Group Chief Information Officer of The Merck Group with responsibilities over Business Process Harmonization and Digital Capabilities. Fred graduated in Business and Finance Administration from the University of Geneva (Switzerland). In 2005, he was recognized by KPMG as “Best IT” across the Life Sciences Industry and in 2013 as “Swiss CIO of the Year” by Ernst & Young.