Board of Directors
With a background in running and advising technology companies, Larry joined Carrier iQ from Mohr Davidow Ventures where he worked closely with entrepreneurs, research institutions and investors in information technology. He has 18 years of leadership experience in growing and managing technology and service-based businesses with specific expertise in software, internet services and infrastructure technology.
Prior to Mohr Davidow, Larry was the CEO for a number of technology companies resulting in successful acquisition exits and an IPO. Before his CEO experience, Larry was a managing partner at Deloitte Consulting and at AT Kearny, where he provided strategic and operational expertise across the globe with his clients at EDS, AT&T, New Jersey Bell, E-Trade, Novell, Federal Express, GM, Saudi Aramco, Bank of South Africa, and DuPont, among others.
Larry is on the Board of Trustees for Emory and Henry College, where he was a Garnand Scholar. He earned a bachelor's degree in business and computer science from Emory & Henry and received an MBA from the Darden School of Business at The University of Virginia
As a co-founder of WebTV networks, Bruce was instrumental in the conception and deployment of the world's first consumer Internet appliance and service. Later, as President of Microsoft's WebTV Network subsidiary, Bruce was responsible for the growth and management of the business in excess of one million customers and $300 million in revenue. Prior to WebTV, Bruce held senior management and engineering roles at Rocket Science Games and General Magic Inc. He began his career at Apple Computer, where he invented and brought to market QuickTime and 32-bit QuickDraw. A graduate of Stanford University with bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering, Bruce also holds several technology patents.
Mohr Davidow Ventures
Jon joined MDV in 1991 where his primary focus is networking and computing systems investments. In more than 10 years of venture investing he has identified and guided numerous entrepreneurs and played a significant role in growing category-leading companies. Jon launched his career at Amdahl where he served as a Senior Engineer. He joined Sun Microsystems in 1983 where he worked in managerial positions overseeing product development and strategy in the areas of software development, software engineering technologies and networking. When he left Sun to join MDV he was Sun's Vice President of Networking. Jon is a member of the Caltech Information Science and Technology Advisory Board. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Colorado.
Martin has been active in international technology start-ups and venture capital for 18 years and focuses on the communications and semiconductor sectors.
Prior to Accel, Martin was a Partner at Atlas Venture in London where he invested primarily in communications and semiconductor businesses for 9 years. Whilst at Atlas Venture, Martin sat on the boards of DisplayLink, Phyworks, Azea Networks (acquired by Xtera), and Zinwave. He also worked closely with Orthogon Systems (acquired by Motorola), Icera Semiconductor, Ubiquisys, Radioscape and Xelerated. Previously, he was a general manager and consultant at Scientific Generics, a business & technology consulting firm, focused on technology-driven commercial products. Earlier in his career, while at start-ups Cellstack and Madge Networks, he was responsible for video and data communications products for enterprise markets. He also worked within ANSI and the ATM Forum defining new communications standards.
Martin has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, a BA in Electrical & Information Science from Cambridge University and qualified as a Chartered Engineer.
Charles River Ventures
Bruce joined CRV in the fall of 1999, bringing 20 years experience in the telecommunications, networking, Internet and computing industries. Bruce is a director of several private and public companies, including iControl, BigBand Networks, Celerica, Cedar Point Communications, Acopia Networks and Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRTX). Previously, Bruce served on the boards of American Internet (acquired by Cisco Systems), C-Port (acquired by Motorola), Arrowpoint (Nasdaq:ARPT) and Media 100 (Nasdaq:MDEA).
Bruce led Charles River investments in Flarion Technologies (acquired by QUALCOMM), River Delta Networks (acquired by Motorola), and Hammerhead Networks (acquired by Cisco Systems), and served on all three boards. Prior to joining Charles River Ventures, Bruce served as executive vice president and general manager of Ascend's (now Lucent Technologies, Nasdaq:LU) Carrier Signaling and Management Group. Bruce joined Ascend in October 1998 through its acquisition of Stratus Computer. At Stratus he served as president and CEO, repositioning the company through the integration of telecom software and services onto its traditional computing foundation.
Bruce holds a master of engineering in electrical engineering from Cornell University, an MBA from Northeastern University and a BS in electrical engineering from Bucknell University.
Dominic has over 20 years of global management and consulting experience, across North America, Europe and Latin America. He manages Nauta Capital’s operations in North America, and is Nauta’s representative on the Carrier iQ Board. He previously managed North American operations for Cluster Consulting, a company owned by the founders of Nauta, and acquired in 2000 by Diamond Technology Partners. As a consultant with BCG, Monitor and Booz Allen, Dominic has worked extensively with global wireless operators, their suppliers and content partners. Dominic has an undergraduate degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a Master’s degree in management from MIT’s Sloan School. Nauta's US operations are based in Boston, and its European operations are based in Barcelona.
Matthew Cowan is a co-founder of Bridgescale Partners and brings more than 17 years of investing experience. Prior to forming Bridgescale, Matthew was the founding general partner of Bowman Capital's venture capital group in 1998, focusing on expansion-stage technology companies. While at Bowman, Matthew was responsible for leading investments in Arrowpoint Communications (sold to Cisco), Atheros (NASDAQ: ATHR), Broadbase (sold to Kana), epinions (sold to eBay), FastForward Networks (sold to Inktomi), Onebox (sold to Phone.com), ONI Systems (sold to Ciena), RemarQ (sold to Critical Path), SupportSoft (NASDAQ: SPRT), Sycamore Networks (NASDAQ: SCMR) and TheStreet.com (NASDAQ: TSCM).
Immediately prior to joining Bowman Capital, Matthew held several positions at Intel Corporation starting in 1993, including Director of Corporate Business Development, where he managed Intel's Internet, media and international investment activity.