Welcome to TechStock2000.
I have been a venture capital investor in technology companies since 2000 (hence the name of this blog). I am currently a general partner in two venture capital investment funds.
Prior to getting into venture investing, I was an executive at two very different companies – before that, I practiced law in Silicon Valley with a client base of technology companies. Some of the companies on my client list were Laserscope, Citrix Systems, Mercury Interactive, and Rasna.
I jumped the fence between law and business in the early 90s, becoming the CFO (and later, the VP of Business Development) of Mercury Interactive. We went public in 1993 and grew like a weed. Aryeh Finegold, our CEO, loved to say “We had a tiger by the tail” – meaning that the biggest part of our job was to just keep our wits about us so we could hang on and keep the momentum going. Long after I was gone, in 2006, HP purchased Mercury Interactive for a whopping $4.7 billion.
In 1996, I left Mercury and founded a company called HolonTech with a team of engineers that had formerly worked at NEC. HolonTech pioneered the concept of clusters of web servers – part of basic architecture today for the internet. HolonTech’s technology was purchased by Lucent in 2000.