Dave Asprey Joins Trinity Ventures

Dave Asprey has joined Trinity Ventures as an entrepreneur-in-residence. He previously was VP of technology and corporate development with Blue Coat Systems.

What follows is Apsrey’s bio, from the Trinity Ventures website:

Dave has 17 plus years of experience working in strategic planning, product management, and corporate & business development. He has worked at service provider, telecom, networking, virtualization, CDN, cloud computing, and SaaS companies, that range from small startup to Fortune 500. During that time, three of his companies were acquired, he started two early cloud computing services, he owned strategic planning for two public companies with more than $1 billion in revenue, and he ran diligence for acquisitions ranging in value from $10 million to $6 billion.

Prior to joining Trinity Ventures as an EIR, Dave was VP of Technology and VP of Business & Corporate Development at Blue Coat Systems. During his time there, he was responsible for all strategic partnerships, including Microsoft, VMware, Dell, Oracle, and SAP, contributing to about $50 million in annual revenue.

Before Blue Coat, Dave was at UK-based virtual appliance company Zeus Technology, where he was VP of Marketing and Technology Strategy. During his time at Zeus, the company grew more than 60% annually, he created Zeus’ successful cloud strategy.

Prior to Zeus, Dave owned strategic planning for Citrix’s then-$700 million virtualization business unit, reporting directly to the CTO. He was responsible for the launch of the company’s first virtual desktop broker. He joined Citrix through the acquisition of NetScaler where he was Director of Product Management for acceleration and WAN optimization. Before that, he was Senior Director of Product Management at Trinity Venture’s portfolio company Speedera Networks (now Akamai), and he spent 5 years at Exodus Communications (now Savvis), where he was a founder of the 1500 person professional services organization. During that time, he also ran the web and Internet Engineering Certification Program for the University of California at Santa Cruz.

He studied Computer Science at UCSB, Computer Information Systems at Cal State and has an MBA from Wharton.