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Steve is a cofounder and General Partner of Focus Ventures. Steve focuses on investments in the enterprise software and electronic commerce areas. He has led successful investments in Broadbase (acquired by Kana), FrontBridge (acquired by Microsoft), Mimosa (acquired by Iron Mountain), and Entropic, Interwoven and ShoreTel, all of which became public companies. He currently leads the Focus investments in Buzz Media, Hara Software, MarkMonitor, RGB, SAYMedia, Sojern, Turn and WebVisible.

Prior to cofounding Focus Ventures, Steve was a Managing Director at Comdisco Ventures where he provided debt and equity capital for emerging growth companies. Previously he was a General Partner at First Century Partners, a $100 million venture capital fund affiliated with Smith Barney. Successful investments at First Century and Comdisco included Aspect Development, Elantec, Summit Design Technology, SuperMac Technology, and US Web. Steve was a Manager at Bain & Company, a management consulting firm where he worked in the communications, software, and semiconductor industries. Steve began his career as a Senior Development Engineer working in software development at Battelle Northwest Laboratories.

Steve holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he graduated as an Arjay Miller Scholar, and MS and BS degrees, with distinction, in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.