Board of Directors
Rich Wyckoff brings nearly 30 years of management experience to his role as executive chairman of Devicescape, a position he has held since October 2011. In this role, Rich helps guide Devicescape’s strategic direction, advises on operational and organizational issues, and serves as a mentor for the company’s management team. He has been a Devicescape board member since April 2006.
Prior to his semi-retirement in 2005, Rich was president and chief executive officer of Marimba (NASDAQ: MRBA). Rich joined Marimba in September 2000 and steered the company to profitability and growth until its July 2004 acquisition by BMC Software for $239 million. After the acquisition, Rich ensured a successful integration while serving as vice president of the Marimba Products Group within BMC until May 2005.
Before joining Marimba, Rich was vice president of corporate marketing and vice president of product marketing, Design Realization Group, for Cadence Design Systems. He has also held various management positions at nCube, Sun Microsystems, and other high-tech organizations, and was principal of The Image Group, a marketing and branding consultancy. Rich also currently serves as a director of Evolv, a provider of workforce profitability software, headquartered in San Francisco. He is also part of the advisory board for Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto, CA.
Rich received his bachelor’s degree in communications and his master’s degree in mass media communications from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, General Partner
Doug Mackenzie joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1989 and became a Partner in 1992. Since that time, Doug has focused his investment activities in the software sector, including enterprise applications, entertainment and educational software, and internet applications, tools, and services. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of KPCB’s investments in Devicescape Software and Scintera Networks, and previously served as a director of Collabra Software (acquired by Netscape), Crystal Dynamics (acquired by Eidos), Edmark, E.piphany, Marimba, Pivotal Software, Preview Travel, Visio Corporation, WeddingChannel.com, and many other KPCB portfolio companies. In addition, he currently serves as a Board member of the Blackhawk Network (a Safeway subsidiary), Stella & Dot, and of several non-profit organizations including the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, the First Tee of Monterey County, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, as a Trustee of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation (USSTF), and as an advisory council member of the Stanford School of Engineering.
Doug holds a bachelor’s in Economics and a master’s in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, as well as an MBA from Harvard.
August Capital, Partner
John co-founded August Capital in 1995. Prior to that he served as a general partner with Technology Venture Investors (TVI) from 1988, and Hambrecht & Quist Venture Partners (H&Q) from 1983 to 1988. During his venture career, John has invested in more than 25 technology companies, serving on more than 20 boards of directors.
From the mid-80s to the mid-90’s John’s primary focus was in software, where he was an investor in companies including Sybase (NYSE:SY), Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU), Visio (NASDAQ: VSIO, acquired by Microsoft), Frame Technology (NASDAQ: FRAM, acquired by Adobe), Saros (acquired by Filenet), and Logic Automation (acquired by Synopsys).
Since the mid-90’s, John’s primary focus has been internet commerce and software as a service companies and he has been an investor in companies such as Postini (acquired by Google), Shopping.com (NASDAQ: SHOP, acquired by eBay), eShop (acquired by Microsoft), and Cygnus Solutions (acquired by RedHat).
In addition to his U.S. venture capital experience, John worked in Hong Kong for five years at a pioneering Asian venture capital firm, Inter-Asia Management Co., Ltd. (IAM). While at IAM, he participated in investments such as McDonald’s Restaurants (HK) Ltd. and Ikea Furniture (HK) Ltd., and was active as a board member in the management of several portfolio companies.
John received an AB in English from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard University. He is a past director of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists.
Current Board Affiliations: Adchemy, Devicescape, Inrix, and Uptake
Previous investments: Cygnus Solutions (acquired by RedHat), Enuvis (acquired by SiRF), eShop (acquired by Microsoft), Frame Technology (acquired by Adobe), Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU), Logic Automation (acquired by Synopsys), Postini (acquired by Google), Saros (acquired by FileNet), Radlan (acquired by Marvell Semiconductor), Summit Microelectronics, Sybase (NYSE: SY), Valicert (acquired by Tumbleweed), Visio (acquired by Microsoft) and Xilinx (NASAQ: XLNX)
Icon Ventures, Managing General Partner
Joe Horowitz, Managing General Partner, was instrumental in securing capital from Jafco Co., Ltd. in 2003 to launch the firm that has become Icon Ventures today, bringing at the time 25 years of experience working with early-stage companies. Joe is passionate about the value-creation process and loves spending time with talented entrepreneurs.
Joe’s venture capital experience prior to Icon includes a 10-year tenure at U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) from 1982 to 1992 and three years with Exxon Enterprises. At USVP, the first deal that he worked on was the seed financing of Sun Microsystems. In addition to being a General Partner, Joe was a member of USVP’s executive committee. Joe also spent several years successfully building his own venture investment and advisory firm, and then gained valuable operating experience as Chairman & CEO of Geocast Network Systems, a broadband infrastructure company backed by Mayfield, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Institutional Venture Partners.
At Icon, Joe is on the Board of or actively involved with Devicescape, KIXEYE, Moovweb, PlayStudios, RedSeal, true[X]media, TuneIn and Zephyr Health. Prior Icon investments include Aster Data Systems (Teradata), Clicker (CBS), Cortina Systems (Inphi), FireEye (FEYE), Infinera (INFN), Meebo (Google), Mimosa Systems (Iron Mountain), Ocarina Networks (Dell), Oodle (QVC), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Posterous (Twitter), Proofpoint (PFPT) and SiTime (MegaChips).
Joe’s past investments include Avia Group International (Reebok), Encompass (Yahoo!), Gymboree (GYMB), Imedia (Terayon), Micro Linear (MLIN), Microtune (TUNE), Netsys Technologies (Cisco), Pacific Microsonics (Microsoft), Ross Stores (ROST), Starsight Telecast (Gemstar), Stream Machine (Cirrus Logic) and Sun Microsystems (SUNW).
Joe received his MBA from the Wharton Graduate School of Business. As an undergraduate he studied engineering and applied sciences and then earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics at Columbia University.
Chief Executive Officer
Dave Fraser has been designing, building, marketing, and managing software for more than 30 years. He was instrumental in the development of the Curated Virtual Network — which sits at the heart of Devicescape’s multi-service Wi-Fi platform — and in its positioning for the delivery of enhanced connectivity, engagement and insight services to the telecom, mobile application, and retail verticals.
Prior to joining Devicescape, Dave worked for Wind River (acquired by Intel), holding a variety of executive positions including chief marketing officer, and senior VP product business. He previously held senior roles at Convergent Technologies and Hewlett-Packard.