Ali Kutay, a successful serial entrepreneur, executive and investor with 25 years of experience, is the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of WebAction, Inc. Before founding WebAction, Ali was the Chairman and CEO of GoldenGate Software, the leading infrastructure software company for high availability, that was acquired by Oracle. Previously, Ali was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AltoWeb, Inc., a provider of e-business infrastructure software. He was an angel investor, President and Chief Executive Officer of WebLogic, Inc., the company that pioneered the Application Server technology which became one of the major building blocks of web-enabled applications. WebLogic merged with BEA Systems, Inc. and was acquired by Oracle in 2007. He was the President and CEO of Formtek, one of the first enterprise infrastructure software firms, founded in 1984 as a Carnegie-Mellon University spin-off and was acquired by Lockheed Corporation in 1989. He ran Formtek as its CEO under Lockheed Martin for 7 years. He serves on the boards of public and private companies and advises startups. Ali completed his undergraduate and masters degrees at Middle East Technical University and his PhD work at Carnegie Mellon University.
Frank Caufield has been active in the venture capital field since the early 1970s. He is a Co-Founder of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Mr. Caufield has served on the boards of Quantum Corporation, Caremark Inc., AOL Inc., Megabios, Verifone Inc., Wyse Technology, Quickturn Corporation and Time Warner as well as many other private and public companies. He also serves as a director of The U.S. Russia Investment Fund, Refugees International, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves as Chairman of the Child Abuse Prevention Society of San Francisco.
Prior to the formation of KPCB, Mr. Caufield was a General Partner and Manager of Oak Grove Ventures, a venture capital partnership located in Menlo Park, California. He is a past president of both the Western Association of Venture Capitalists and the National Venture Capital Association. Mr. Caufield is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School
Peter Y. Chung
Peter Chung, a veteran Silicon Valley investor is a managing director at Summit Partners. During his 19 years with Summit, Peter has invested in more than 25 companies including 13 currently or formerly publicly traded companies. Recognized in Forbes’ Midas list, Peter’s investments include GoldenGate Software (acquired by Oracle), M/A-COM (NASDAQ:MTSI), Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT), Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR), and E-TEK Dynamics (NASDAQ:ETEK, later acquired by JDS Uniphase for approximately $18 billion).
Prior to Summit, Peter worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions department of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Peter holds an AB in Economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University. He is currently a trustee of the California Academy of Sciences and a director of the Asian Pacific Fund. In addition, he serves on the Advisory Boards of the Friends of Harvard Football and the Salvation Army’s Golden State Division.
Regis McKenna is widely considered the marketing guru of Silicon Valley. Companies that Regis assisted in their formative years include AOL, Apple, Compaq, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Intel, National Semiconductor, Oracle, Silicon Graphics, 3Com, and many others. The author of five books on technology marketing and an active lecturer, Regis is a founding member of the Santa Clara University Center for Science, Technology & Society and a trustee of Santa Clara University. Regis has been honored by the San Jose Mercury News as one of the 100 people who made Silicon Valley what it is today.