Fred Harman, Managing Partner, joined Oak Investment Partners as a General Partner in 1994. Fred's primary investment focus is on Consumer Internet and Internet New Media.
Fred is currently on the Boards of Brit Media, Enjoy Technology, JackThreads, Leaf Group, NowThis Media, Nutravail, RazorGator, Rebel Mouse, Social Programming, sovrn, Thrillist Media Group and U.S. Auto Parts. Fred has also led investments in and/or served on the Boards of aQuantive (acquired by Microsoft), Allyes (acquired by Focus Media), Bleacher Report (acquired by Time Warner), Campus Pipeline (acquired by SCT), Fastclick (acquired by ValueClick), Captura (acquired by Concur), Cobalt (acquired by ADP), Exodus, Huffington Post (acquired by AOL), ILOG, IMS (acquired by Celestica), Inktomi, Knowledge Networks (acquired by GfK), Pivotal, Primus, Qpass (acquired by Amdocs), Sanmina/SCI, and SPSS (acquired by IBM). Prior to Oak, Fred worked for seven years with Morgan Stanley's Venture Capital Group where he was a General Partner. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Fred worked in Business Development at Hughes Communications where he was involved in the formation of the predecessor to DirecTV.
Fred received an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University where he was a Hughes Fellow. Fred is on the Board of the Stanford Hospital, a Trustee of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, and a co-owner of the Golden State Warriors.