Roger invests in great entrepreneurs building innovative companies across the software and consumer landscape. His current portfolio companies include 6Sense, Blue Jeans Network, Boost Media, BrightEdge, Earnest, Entelo, Gainsight, Gogobot, HotelTonight, Live Intent, Lotame, Narrative Science, Platfora, PrimeRevenue, SumAll, Upsight and Vera. Before joining Battery, Roger co-founded Corio, a leading managed-service provider that was acquired by IBM. Roger has been named to the Forbes Midas List and graduated with distinction from Yale University with a BA in political science.
Stefan joined Sutter Hill Ventures from Juniper Networks where he was Executive Vice President of the Platform Systems Division, responsible for the entire portfolio of routing, switching, and Wireless LAN products. Prior to Juniper, Stefan worked at Cisco Systems leading the enterprise routing and security business. Stefan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke University and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Mark Leslie is managing director of Leslie Ventures, a private investment company, and has been directly involved in Silicon Valley technology for more than 30 years. Mark currently serves on the board of Model N Corporation, and a number of privately held high-technology corporations, including Big Switch, Interana, Liquid Robotics, Nebula, Nutanix, PernixData, Pure Storage, Skybox Imaging, Model N Software, SugarCRM, and Zerto. Mark also serves on the NYU Board of Trustees, Board of Overseers, NYU Science Advisory Board (Chairman), and the Leslie Family Foundation.
Chris is a founder and General Partner of Clear, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm built to help startup teams win in business technology and services. Prior to founding Clear in 2014, Chris spent 14 years as an early stage technology investor at Sequoia Capital and US Venture Partners. He was also Co-founder and Lead Architect of broadband access pioneer Roadrunner, now known as Time Warner Cable Internet. Roadrunner grew to 14 million subscribers, over $4 Billion in 2015 revenue, and is the key driver of Charter Communication’s $56.7 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
As Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Vera, Ajay is building the next great security company for a world without borders. He is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in enterprise software. Most recently, Ajay co-founded RAPsphere, a cutting-edge mobile security company which was acquired by AppSense. He also served as Vice President of Products and Services at Mashery (acquired by Intel). Prior to Mashery, Ajay served as Vice President of Products and Solutions at newScale, Inc. (acquired by Cisco). He has also held key product management, software engineering and consulting roles at Corio (acquired by IBM) and Oracle.
Prakash is the Co-founder and Chief Technology & Product Officer of Vera. In this role, he oversees all products and technology, and is responsible for developing the overall product strategy and technical vision of the company. Prakash is an entrepreneur who is passionate about building game-changing products. He most recently served as CTO and co-founder at RAPsphere, which was sold to AppSense in 2012.