As managing director at General Catalyst Partners, Steve invests in enterprise infrastructure start-ups. Until 2013, Steve was chief technology officer and senior vice president of Research and Development at VMware. During his tenure, Steve helped build a world-class 3,000-person engineering organization that delivered numerous industry-changing products; he was also named InfoWorld’s CTO of the Year in 2009. Prior to VMware, Steve co-led the development of a virtual CPU with “code morphing” technology at Transmeta Corporation, and held roles at SGI and MIPS Technologies. Outside of work, Steve focuses on the advancement of children’s education, particularly around STEM. Steve holds a PhD and a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University, and a BA with distinction in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin.
John Hinshaw is a board director, angel investor, vintner, and former senior executive of HP, Boeing, and Verizon. He has served on the board of the Bank of New York Mellon since 2014 and chairs their Technology Committee. He has served on the board of DocuSign since 2014 and took them public in April 2018; the board of Sysco Foods since April 2018; and he recently joined Blackbird Vineyards board of directors. He has also served on National Academy Foundation’s board of directors since 2012 and chairs their STEM committee.
John helped Meg Whitman run Hewlett Packard from 2011-2016 as EVP of Technology and Operations and Chief Customer Officer. Prior to HP, he spent four and a half years at Boeing from 2007-2011 first as their Global CIO and then as their GM of Information Solutions, a $3B business serving commercial and government clients. While at Boeing in 2009, John was named CIO of the Year by the Executives’ Club of Chicago. Prior to Boeing, John spent 14 years at Verizon where he served as Senior Vice President and CIO of Verizon Wireless from 2005-2007 and served in many other senior management roles prior. Earlier in his career, John was a consultant with Accenture. John began his career as Computer Systems Manager for the American Embassies in Europe. John holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in computer information systems from James Madison University.
John M. Jack (JJ) has worked in the software industry since 1980 in sales, marketing, and executive management. Highlights include: CEO at Fortify Software (sold to Hewlett Packard) and CEO Covalent (sold to VMware). COO at The Vantive Corporation (public, sold to PeopleSoft), and executive positions at Sybase, Inc. Since leaving Hewlett Packard in January of 2012, he has served as a consultant to start-up companies and their CEOs. JJ currently serves on a number of venture-backed company boards in the cyber-security and other segments. He is also a board partner at the VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. linkedin.com/in/johnmjack
Joe Lonsdale is a founding partner at 8VC, a San Francisco-based venture capital fund. He serves on several boards including Addepar, OpenGov, Oscar, Illumio, Radius, Hyperloop-One and Wish. Joe is a co-founder of Palantir, a multi-billion dollar global software company best known for its work in defense and finance. Most recently, he was a founding partner at Formation 8, the precursor fund to 8VC, which manages over 1.5 billion USD and is one of the top performing private funds. Before that, he founded Addepar, a leading wealth management technology platform, and OpenGov. Previously, Joe was an early executive at Peter Thiel’s Clarium Capital, which they grew into a large global macro hedge fund. He also worked with the financial arm of PayPal while he was at Stanford. Joe received a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford in 2003. He often lectures and writes on entrepreneurship and technology.
Illumio has raised $332.5 million in funding to date from J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Formation 8, BlackRock Funds, Accel Partners, and Data Collective, as well as individual investors including Microsoft Chairman John W. Thompson, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, and Yahoo Co-founder Jerry Yang.