David has been investing in growth technology companies for most of his professional career. From 1999 to 2007, David was a general partner with Oak Investment Partners where he led and managed equity investments in a range of communications/IT-focused products and services companies, including Lumasense Technologies, Presidio Network Solutions, Qsent, Zayo Group, Wavestream and CoreTek (sold to Nortel).
Before joining Oak, David served clients in the telecommunications, media and financial services industries on behalf of McKinsey & Company. There, he focused on developing and implementing strategies for new product introduction, evaluating new market opportunities and joint ventures/alliances.
With a focus on online identity, Venkat has more than 25 years experience in marketing and general management. Prior to Norwest Venture Partners, Venkat led OnDisplay as president and COO. He helped take public in 1999. It was later acquired by Vignette Corporation.
Venkat has also led as vice president of global marketing and e-commerce at GEIS, formerly one of GE’s 11 operating businesses, and as president at Cadis, a software start-up.
Noel has been part of the Silicon Valley venture capital community for 40 years. Prior to co‐founding Trinity Ventures in 1986, he was co‐founder of three successful technology startups and CEO of two of them: Covalent Systems and Acurex.
From 1983 to 1986, he oversaw Covalent Systems’s growth from start‐up to $12 million in annual sales. Earlier, he led Acurex from 1972 to 1982, a period when sales increased nearly tenfold to $65 million with continuous profitability.
With 27 patents in telecommunication and authentication technology to his name, Patrick Cox has made an indelible mark on the industry.
Before founding TRUSTID, Inc. in 2007 he launched and led two other companies in the authentication and telecommunications industries. The first became a billion dollar publicly traded business. The second was successfully sold to a leading financial services firm.
Pat counts every day as an opportunity to learn. He thrives on the constant challenge of his work, and feels lucky to collaborate with some of the brightest minds in the industry.