Mark Gorenberg – Managing Director
Mark has an enviable track record when it comes to identifying and nurturing enterprise software that delivers exceptional returns. During his 20 years in venture capital, he’s generated extraordinary results, particularly in analytics where his portfolio has realized a 149 percent annual rate of return.
Prior to Zetta Venture Partners, Mark served as managing director at Hummer Winblad, the first fund focused on enterprise software. There, his most publicized successes in analytics included Omniture (IPO and acquired by Adobe); AdForce (IPO and acquired by CMGI) and Scopus Technologies (IPO and acquired by Seibel Systems). Today, he sits on the boards of the next generation of leading companies like Domo, Inside Sales, EventBoard and FollowAnalytics.
Mark started his technology career at Sun Microsystems working on its SPARCstation workstations.
Beyond his role as venture capitalist and entrepreneur, Mark is a trusted advisor to some of the country’s most influential technology institutions. He serves on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), the Board of Trustees for Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the National Venture Capital Association.
He graduated from MIT and received masters degrees from the University of Minnesota and Stanford University in Electrical Engineering.
Ash Fontana – Managing Director
Ash led fundraising products at AngelList – the most successful startup investing platform in the world – managing $130M over more than 250 funds. There, he launched online investing, created the first startup ‘index fund’ and curated investment opportunities across 500,000 companies. He also ran special projects like AngelList’s expansion into Europe and the UK. Simultaneously, Ash led syndicates that invested in Mixmax (email analytics), Gridspace (intelligent voice software) and Sliced Investing (hedge fund analytics).
An entrepreneur at heart, Ash previously co-founded Topguest, a Founders Fund-backed company that built customer analytics technology for companies like IHG, United and Caesars Entertainment. Topguest sold in an 8 figure transaction 18 months after the company was founded.
He started his professional career at Macquarie Capital, where he was a top-ranked analyst in private equity, investment banking and equity research. Academically, he graduated with First Class honors in law and finance on five scholarships from the University of Sydney.
Jocelyn Goldfein – Managing Director
Jocelyn Goldfein is a widely recognized industry expert on product strategy, infrastructure and organizational scale. Her career as an engineering leader spans from early stage startups to high-growth years at Facebook and VMware.
During Jocelyn’s tenure at Facebook, she helped convert News Feed to Machine Learning and spearheaded the transition to a ‘mobile first' product organization. As an early engineer at VMware, she built core virtualization technology and ultimately established and ran VMware’s Desktop Business Unit, a $150M line of business. Jocelyn also held engineering and leadership roles at startups Datify, MessageOne and Trilogy/pcOrder.
As an angel investor, she’s backed over 20 startups with an emphasis on infrastructure and AI. She serves on several boards, including Harvey Mudd College, and is a visiting lecturer at Stanford University, where she received her BS in Computer Science.
Kanu Gulati – Senior Associate
Kanu has over 10 years of operating experience as an engineer, scientist and strategist. She owned Intel’s multi-core CAD algorithms research roadmap, developed advanced parallel CAD solutions, and pioneered metrics-driven methodology improvements for design flows. After her work as a researcher, she led due diligence and provided deal support for early stage investments at Intel Capital and Khosla Ventures.
Kanu also worked in business development at MapD (hardware-accelerated data visualization), Nascentric (fast circuit simulation tool, acquired by Cadence) and Atrenta (predictive analytics for design verification and optimization, acquired by Synopsys), among others.
Kanu co-authored 3 books, 1 book chapter, 35+ peer-reviewed publications with 370+ citations, and 1 US Patent on high performance computing and hardware acceleration. She completed her MBA at Harvard Business School, where she was co-president of the Annual Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference. She obtained her Ph.D. and masters degrees from Texas A&M University, and her undergraduate degree from Delhi College of Engineering.
Josh James – Venture Partner
Josh founded Domo in 2010 to help CEOs and other leaders change the way they do business and obtain value from the tens of billions of dollars spent on traditional business intelligence systems. Before founding Domo, Josh was the CEO of Omniture, which he co-founded in 1996 and took public in 2006; and from 2006-2009, he was the youngest CEO of a publicly traded company.
Omniture was the number one returning venture investment out of 1,008 venture capital investments in 2004, as well as the number two performing technology IPO of 2006. Omniture was also the fastest or second fastest-growing public company for three consecutive years. In 2009, Josh facilitated Omniture's $1.8 billion sale to Adobe.
Josh serves as a member of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders, a worldwide community of individuals committed to, and recognized for, their proven leadership and potential in shaping the future.
In 2012, the Utah Tech Council inducted him into its Hall of Fame and Mountain West Capital Network named Josh its Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2011, Fortune Magazine recognized him as one of its "40 Under 40: Ones to Watch" and, in 2009, as one of its "40 Under 40" top business executives. He was named the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Brigham Young University's Technology Entrepreneur of the Decade.
Josh is the founder of CEO.com, a resource to help founders and CEOs stay up to date with what's happening at the executive level across top industries, as well as stay armed with the latest leadership strategies and best practices. He also founded Silicon Slopes, a non-profit initiative designed to promote the interests of Utah's high-tech industry.
Josh has six daughters.
Jeff Kearl – Venture Partner
Jeff is the co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Stance, a lifestyle apparel brand headquartered in San Clemente, California. Stance is best known for designing innovative socks and underwear as well as high profile collaborations with the NBA, MLB and Rihanna. Stance is backed by Menlo Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, August Capital, Shasta Ventures, Sherpa Ventures and Unversal Music Group.
Prior to Stance, Jeff co-founded Logoworks, an Internet startup backed by Shasta and Benchmark that was successfully acquired by HP in 2007. Following the acquisition, Jeff ran strategy and new ventures at HP.
Previously, Jeff worked as an Associate at vSpring Capital, a Salt Lake City-based venture capital firm with over $500M under management where he invested in both software and Internet companies including Altiris (IPO), Ancestry.com (IPO), Cerberian (acquired by Bluecoat Systems), Control4 (IPO),and MediConnect Global (acquired by Verisk Analytics).
Jeff is an angel investor having invested in over 30 startups including Coupa, Domo, Insidesales, Lithium, MX, Omniture and Uber. Jeff is an investor and serves on the board of directors at Skullcandy (NASDAQ: SKUL), Needle and Julep.