Jerry Chen

Partner at Greylock Partners

Jerry Chen

Jerry Chen

Partner at Greylock Partners

Biography

Jerry joined Greylock in 2013 as an investor and currently sits on the Board of Docker, Awake Networks, Attic Labs, Cato Networks, Gladly, Rhumbix, and is a board observer on Cloudera. Prior to joining Greylock, Jerry was Vice President of Cloud and Application Services at VMware where he was part of the executive team that scaled the company from 400 to over 15,000 employees and $5B in revenue. During his ten years at VMware, Jerry launched dozens of products including several “1.0” releases and started two new business units for VMware including the Cloud Application Platform and the Enterprise Desktop business units. In particular, Jerry enjoys the challenge of creating and defining new product categories and thinking through the challenges of Go-To-Market (www.UnitOfValue.com). As part of the team that created Cloud Foundry, Jerry ran the product management and marketing teams responsible for all of VMware’s application infrastructure products including vFabric, Spring, GemFire, and its big data projects. Prior to the Cloud Application Platform, Jerry created and coined the term “VDI” for virtual desktop infrastructure as part of the creation of VMware’s enterprise desktop and application virtualization businesses.

Jerry received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School where he was a George F. Baker Scholar.

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Partner at Greylock Partners

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Venture Partner at Greylock Partners

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Co-Founder at Rhumbix, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Cato Networks Ltd.

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Co-Founder at Cato Networks Ltd.

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General Partner at Greylock Partners

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Founder at Instabase, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Rhumbix, Inc.

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Executive Director, Structured Credit Trading at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

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Investor at Duetto Research, Inc.

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Education
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

MBA, Baker Scholar

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Career History
Partner
2013 - Current

Greylock Management Corp. focuses on seed, early and later stage venture capital investments in companies operating in the following areas: (1) consumer technology and Internet (2) enterprise information technology. The firm also considers outstanding opportunities in other areas. Greylock seeks to partner with management in building companies that have the potential to become industry leaders. They prefer to build around an outstanding entrepreneurial leader or team with market vision and a powerful technology and market vision. Greylock focuses on investments in capital-efficient businesses in which high barriers to competitive entry can be developed. The firm prefers to invest in opportunities in which they serve as a company's first outside capital investor.Greylock consists of 4 main entities: the Greylock XIV, the Greylock XIII, the Greylock Growth Fund and the Greylock Discovery Fund. The Greylock XIII is the firm's core fund, focusing on conventional early-stage investments in the $1 million to $20 million range. The Greylock Growth Fund is a fund within Greylock's core fund which focuses on later-stage investments. The Discovery Fund focuses on small, angel investments.

Vice President of Cloud & Application Services
Prior

VMware, Inc. engages in the provision of cloud infrastructure and business mobility. Its products include Software-Defined Data Center, Hybrid Cloud Computing, and End-User Computing. It supports modernizing data centers, integrating public clouds, empowering digital workspaces and transforming security. The company was founded by Diane Greene, Mendel Rosenblum, Scott Devine, Edward Wang and Edouard Bugnion in 1998 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

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