Edward F. Glassmeyer, Managing Partner, co-founded Oak with Stewart Greenfield in 1978. Ed concentrates in Information Technology with a focus on Cloud and Enterprise Software and Services companies and is active in the broadband networking sector.
Ed is on the Board of Directors of IT Service companies, Attivio, Cloud Technology Partners, EquaTerra (to KPMC), and storage systems innovator, Xiotech (purchased from Seagate, where Ed was a founding director). Ed is on the board of Anova Data, whose products substantially reduce peak loads on mobile networks, and two eSports companies, Major League Gaming and IMI (Korea). Ed also co-sponsored broadband networking companies GTS (Central Europe) and Zayo…and is the lead on Tikona, a Wireless Internet Service Provider in India, and internet retailer Choxi, formerly NoMoreRack.
Past portfolio activity includes IT service companies CBORD Group acquired by Roper Industries and Mobius Management acquired by AGS Content Management; Credit Card software company Paysys acquired by First Data; Voice and data switching company Telica (acquired by Lucent); Bellcore spinout Tellium; Aavid Termalloy (NASD:AATT) since taken private; Cogent Communications (NASD: CCOI) and Seagate (NASD: STX ).
Prior to Oak, Ed started his career with Citicorp Venture Capital, and later became Managing Partner of The Sprout Group at DLJ (Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette). Ed graduated from Princeton University, served as an officer in the Marine Corps, and received his MBA with distinction from The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. Ed was a founding Director of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), and received their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.