"Cloud, mobile and Big Data are growth sectors where I am looking for investment opportunities. I’m most interested in teams building analytical SaaS applications that manage the revenue supply chain."
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Bruce has been part of InterWest's IT team since 2006, focusing on investments in the business software and services sector with an emphasis on mobile, cloud computing and analytic applications. He is a former board member of Marketo (Nasdaq: MKTO), and currently serves on the boards of Appmesh, Aria Systems, Biba, C9, Damballa, Get Satisfaction, and Splice Machine, and is a board observer of Totango and led InterWest's investment in Opal Labs.
Bruce created InterWest's summer internship program with Caltech to provide InterWest portfolio companies with early access to exceptional talent, and is helping to develop Bend, Oregon into a regional technology center.
Prior to joining InterWest, Bruce held senior executive roles in engineering, product management and product marketing with companies such as Apple, AT&T, Oracle and Siebel Systems. Bruce's last operational role was as a member of the founding executive team of Siebel Systems where he served as SVP, Marketing and SVP, Products. He is credited by Forbes and IDC with creating the most effective BB alliance program in the software industry. Bruce attended the United States Military Academy, West Point, and received a B.S. in business administration from CSU, Sacramento.
Bruce writes about cloud computing, venture investing and life in Silicon Valley on his blog RollingThunder.
I have had the good fortune to join and help build two early stage enterprise software start-ups into industry leaders: Oracle and Siebel. Both capitalized upon technology transformations that led to rapid industry change. At Apple, I learned how to develop and deliver world-class consumer products. All were invaluable work experiences with great brands that taught me how to think about building winning companies. Today, the software industry continues to experience technology disruptions such as Cloud Computing and mobility applications that are driving a whole new class of consumer and enterprise application software. I look forward to working with entrepreneurs who see these opportunities and helping them to build market leading companies.