VCJ Fact Sheet for Barry Eggers
Born: December 3, 1962
Education: B.A. in Economics and Business from UCLA (1985); M.B.A. from Stanford University (1991).
Career Path: Barry Eggers is a founding partner of Lightspeed Venture Partners (fka Weiss, Peck & Green Partners), and focuses primarily on communications investments. Prior to joining Weiss, Peck & Greer Venture Partners in 1997, Barry was Director of Business Development at Cisco Systems (1991-1997), where he led several acquisitions and integrations. While at Cisco, Barry also was responsible for establishing several of the company’s largest distribution channels with Service Providers and equipment OEMs.
Venture Focus: Communications
Investments: Ellacoya Networks; Nishan Systems; Communications; Neoscale Systems; MetaSolv Software; Pluris; Broadview Networks Holdings; Sycon Design; Iris Labs; Latus Lightworks; Growth Networks (acquired by Cisco); Maker Communications (acquired by Conexant); Telogy Networks (acquired by Texas Instruments); and Sirocco Systems (acquired by Sycamore Networks).
Family: Two children, 8-year old son and 6-year old daughter
Most Admired Historical Figure: Winston Churchill
Favorite Book: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Favorite Movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Favorite Travel Spots: Interlaken, Switzerland; Santorini, Greece; Kona, Hawaii
Favorite Web sites: www.raiders.com; www.bruinhoopreport.com
Favorite Quote: “It was deja vu all over again.” – Yogi Berra
Philanthropies: Special Olympics
Investment Philosophy: Invest early in great management teams in high-growth markets.
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