Len joined Madrona as a managing director in January 2010 and currently serves on the boards of Cedexis, MaxPoint Interactive, and Zapd on behalf of Madrona. He has served on the boards of ten early-stage companies and, on behalf of Frazier Technology Ventures, currently serves on the boards of Control4, DSIQ, Medio, and Wetpaint.
Prior to joining Frazier Technology Ventures as a General Partner in 2004, Len spent 16 years in the software industry. He most recently served as a senior vice president at RealNetworks (RNWK-Nasdaq). Len managed the Media Systems Division from 1997-1999, releasing four major versions of the RealSystem software platform and generating the majority of the company’s 100%+ annual revenue growth during the period. From 1999 through 2001 Len’s team pioneered RealNetworks entry into non-PC markets, developing products and technology integration agreements with Nokia mobile phones, Sony Playstation game consoles and numerous television set-top-boxes.
Prior to this, Len was President of Creative Multimedia, Inc., a developer and publisher of CD-ROM/Internet products. Creative co-developed CDROM/Internet reference products with Time-Warner, USNews, Viacom and Billboard before its acquisition in 1995 with TBG Holdings NV. In addition, he led the product management on PCTools utility software for several years at Central Point Software before it was acquired by Symantec (SYMC- Nasdaq). He began his career at Safeco Insurance Company (SAFC- Nasdaq) developing financial models for personal computer automation of the independent insurance industry.
Theresia is a partner at Accel Partners and focuses primarily on Internet and software investments with specific interest in social commerce, vertical media, security, and consumer internet/mobile apps.
Theresia was responsible for several of Accel’s investments which have had successful acquisitions or IPO exits including AdECN (MSFT), CRS Retail Systems (EPIC), Interlace Systems (ORCL), Imperva (IMPV), Kosmix (WMT), PeopleSupport (PSPT), Xoopit (YHOO) and Zimbra (YHOO). Theresia was part of the Walmart.com (WMT) investment team, and she currently serves on the board of directors of several private companies in both the consumer Internet (Birchbox, Glam Media, Hotel Tonight, LearnVest, ModCloth, Trulia) and security sectors (Imperva,TRUSTe,).
Prior to joining Accel, Theresia was founding Vice President of Business Development & Sales at Release Software, a venture-backed company that developed products to enable digital rights management and payment technologies for the software industry. Earlier, she worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company and a product manager at Silicon Graphics.
Theresia serves as a Trustee on Brown University’s Corporation Board, on the board of directors of DonorsChoose.org and as a member of The Stanford GSB Trust and DAPER Investment Fund. She has contributed to Fortune.com, The NYTimes, The Wall Street Journal, appeared on CNBC’s Women in Power series, Bloomberg TV, and Fox TV. Read Theresia’s presentations and articles: an overview presentation on Accel’s Digital Media Portfolio, a profile of Theresia from The New Valley Girls article in Fortune Magazine, and her opinion piece for Fortune.com.
Theresia holds an ScB in Engineering from Brown University, magna cum laude, and an MBA from Stanford University.
Gus joined Trinity Ventures as a general partner in 1996. He specializes in funding early-stage companies and in particular, enjoys helping entrepreneurs at the time of company formation. A Forbes Midas List recipient, Gus has an established track record at working with founders to help build teams and refine business models. Prior to Trinity Ventures, Gus began his operational career in engineering management at Digital Equipment Corporation. He also worked at Bain & Company, consulting to technology firms on new product development and business strategy.
His active investments include Badgeville, MaxPoint Interactive, PlayFirst, Trion Worlds, Truaxis, Wetpaint and Zulily. His past investments include Blue Nile (NILE), CubeTree (acquired by SuccessFactors), eSurance (acquired by White Mountains Insurance – WTM), FatBrain.com (FATB), Green Patch (acquired by Playdom), Invio Software (acquired by Veritas – VRTS), Kiva Software (acquired by AOL/Netscape – AOL), Modulus Video (acquired by Motorola – MOT), mSpot (acquired by Samsung), Photobucket (acquired by Fox Interactive Media – NWS), Posterous (acquired by Twitter), SpeedEra Networks (acquired by Akamai Technologies – AKAM), Sygate Technologies (acquired by Symantec – SYMC).
Gus holds an A.B., Applied Mathematics, from Harvard University; a M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, from M.I.T.; a M.B.A., from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management; and is a M.I.T. Leaders for Manufacturing Fellow.