Graduate, University of Minnesota. Over 25 years' experience in venture capital industry; backed 50 technology companies with 18 IPOs and 14 trade sales. Former: Investment Banker, Salomon Brothers, New York; 1989, manager of venture capital holdings, US mutual funds, Europe; 1993, President, IAI Ventures; Co-Founder, The Wine Forum. Co-Founder, Decathlon Capital Partners. Member of the Board: eSilicon; Envivio; GSV Capital. Member of the Board and Chairman, Government Affairs Committee, National Venture Capital Associations. Ranked eighth among venture capitalists on Forbes Midas list (2005).