John W. Glynn Jr
The Outlook Ventures Board includes prominent members from the
venture capital and technology communities who add value to the
firm and our portfolio companies through their industry knowledge
and management expertise.
Founder and former Chairman
Wind River Systems (N: WIND)
Today Wind River Systems is the market share leader in Device Software
Optimization embedded technology and continues to innovate and define
the market. While building an international, multi-million dollar
organization, Jerry has gained a reputation as an expert in the
design and implementation of real-time systems. In the early 1990šs,
Jerry led Wind River through its transition from a consulting firm
to the leader in development software and services, employing new
business models. This transition has included a compound annual
growth rate of 124% in its first five years and a successful IPO
in 1993. Jerry previously held key roles at the Lawrence Berkeley
Lab, and holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from
Berkeley. He is also an avid musician and has conducted the Berkeley
Symphony and Oakland Symphony Orchestras in recent years.
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A serial entrepreneur, Alan Fisher has founded a portfolio of
successful software companies, combining industry know-how with
substantial business acumen.
Before joining Outlook Ventures, Fisher
was co-founder and Chief Technical Officer
of Onsale (now Amazon), the Internet's leading
value retailer of computers and consumer
electronics. He ran the company's engineering
and technical operations and also served
as the company's Chief Financial Officer
in its early years. Onsale went public in
1997 and acquired Egghead.com in 1999 before
being acquired by Amazon.
Prior to Onsale, Fisher co-founded and was
CEO of Ambia Corporation, now a division
of publicly held Infodata Systems, Inc.,
a developer of electronic document management
systems. Ambia was the first developer of
technical publishing software specifically
designed for the Adobe Acrobat platform.
Ambia was successfully acquired by Infodata
Systems in 1997.
As President and CEO of Software Partners,
Inc., which he co-founded in 1988, Fisher
was responsible for the creation of such
innovative products as StreetSmart and e.Schwab
for Charles Schwab and Company as well as
products for SoftKey International and PowerUp!
Software. Fisher began his career at Bell
Laboratories in 1981 where he worked on commercial
videotext systems and joined Teknowledge,
an enterprise software company, in 1984 where
he developed expert systems software products.
Fisher is a board member of Ironspeed, nSite
Software, and Infodata Systems, Inc. (N:INFD)
and was formerly a board member of Egghead
(N:EGGS), Onsale (N:ONSL), and Fatbrain (N:FATB).
He holds an MS in Electrical Engineering
from Stanford University and a BS in Electrical
Engineering from the University of Missouri.
He is the author of "CASE: Computer-Aided
Software Engineering" (John Wiley, 1991).
Alan is married with two children and enjoys
traveling and numismatics.
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||John W. Glynn Jr
Founder and President
Glynn Capital Management LLC
John has been an active investor in public and private companies
in the technology and life sciences markets since 1970 and has invested
in many companies as a venture capitalist, including Agile Software,
Alza, COR Therapeutics, Cypress Semiconductor, Electronic Arts,
Intel, Intergraph, Intuit, the Learning Company, Mentor Graphics,
Molecular Devices, Neurex Corporation, Storage Technology, Sun Microsystems,
and 3Com Corporation. For the last nineteen years, John has served
as an advisory partner to New Enterprise Associates, a major venture
capital firm with over $3 billion under management.
He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre
Dame, a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law,
and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.
Since 1990 he has taught a venture capital course to second-year
MBA students at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University
of Virginia and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is
a member of the Board of Advisors of the College of Arts and Letters
at the University of Notre Dame, the Advisory Board of the Judge
Institute of Management, Cambridge University's Business School,
and is a Trustee of the University of Virginia School of Law. His
interests include fly fishing and photography.
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Inman Investment Management
Grant Inman is the founder of Inman Investment Management. Previously,
Inman was co-founder and General Partner of Inman & Bowman, a west
coast private venture capital partnership formed in 1985. Prior
to the formation of Inman & Bowman, Inman was a General Partner
of Hambrecht & Quist and Senior Investment Partner with Hambrecht
& Quist's venture capital group. From 1974 to 1980, he was a General
Partner of both WestVen Management and WestVen, the management partnerships
for Western Investment Associates I and II, venture capital funds.
From 1969 to 1974 Inman was a General Partner of Becker Technological
Associates (BTA), a private venture capital partnership affiliated
with A.G. Becker & Company in New York City.
Inman is currently a director of three public companies; Lam Research
Corporation, WindRiver Systems and Paychex, Inc. He is also a director
of several private companies and has a business consulting relationship
with InSite Vision, Inc.
Inman holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Oregon and
an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley.
He serves as a Trustee of the University of California, Berkeley
Foundation and also serves on the University of Oregon Board of
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