Kevin is cofounder and General Partner of Focus Ventures. Kevin has
been listed on Forbes Magazine's Midas List as a top technology
investor for six out of the previous eight years. He was most recently
on the 2011 Midas List. Kevin was also recently highlighted
VC 100 List and
Players West list.
In addition, Kevin is featured in Venture
Capitalists At Work, a book highlighting how VCs identify and build billion
Kevin focuses on investments in the software, storage,
internet and communication markets and has led the firm's
investments in Active Software (WebMethods), Alteon
Websystems (Nortel), Aruba Networks, Commerce One, Com21, Copper
Mountain, Financial Engines, Pixelworks, Ruckus Wireless, Vina and Virtusa, all of
which became public companies.
In addition, Agile Software was acquired by Oracle, Centrality was acquired
by SiRF, DATAllegro was acquired by Microsoft, edocs was acquired
by Siebel Systems, LogLogic was acquired by Tibco, KACE was acquired
by Dell, Kazeon was acquired by EMC and Orchestria was acquired by
CA. Current investments include Delivery Agent, Elance, Panasas,
Rafter, and Reputation.com.
Prior to cofounding Focus Ventures, Kevin was a Managing Director at
Comdisco Ventures, where he was responsible for investments in
companies including CommQuest (AT&T), Corsair Communications
(Lightbridge), Diamond Lane (Nokia), Extreme Networks, GetThere.com
(Sabre), Integrity Q/A (Pure Atria), Intraware, Netro (SR Telecom),
Power Integrations, SalesLogix (Sage), and Virata (Globespan).
From 1986 to 1994 Kevin was a General Partner at Dominion Ventures,
a venture capital firm. Some of his successful information
technology investments included Capstone, Efficient Networks (Siemens),
MMC Networks (AMCC), Red Brick Systems (Informix), Talarian
(Tibco), Tessera, Tivoli Systems (IBM), Transwitch, and Xylan
(Alcatel). Kevin became involved in the investment industry as a
Director of Investments for Equitec Financial Group and was
responsible for several investments including Chips & Technologies
(Intel) and Cirrus Logic. Additional investments have included
Infinera, ONI Systems (Cienna), PlaceWare (Microsoft), RightPoint (E.piphany),
Stratacom (Cisco), and Volterra.
Kevin has received MBA, JD and BBA degrees. Kevin is also a member of the
Investment Committee for Western Michigan University and an Advisor to
the Silicon Valley Executive Network.
Kevin was recently featured in The Magazine of the Golden Gate University. Click here to read the article.