VCJ Fact Sheet for Dick Kramlich
Born: April 27, 1935 in Green Bay, WI
Education: B.S. in History from Northwestern University; Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business.
Career Path: Dick Kramlich is co-founder and general partner in the Menlo Park, Calif. Office of New Enterprise Associates. Prior to joining NEA, Dick was a general partner of Arthur Rock & Associates and Executive Vice President of Gardner & Preston Moss. He was recently Chairman and President of the National Venture Capital Association.
Venture Focus: Infrastructure software and services companies
Investments: Cahoots; Celetron International; Eyestorm; Financial Engines; Force10 Networks; Foveon; Juniper Networks; Silicon Graphics; Verticom; Visual Edge Technology; Zambeel; Zhone Technologies; 3Com Corp.; Ascend Communications, Dallas Semiconductor; Healtheon; Immunex; InfoGear; Macromedia; NetSolve; WebMD
Greatest Accomplishment: NVCA Lifetime Achievement Award, 2001.
Biggest Mistake: No big mistakes.
If you weren’t a VC, you’d be? Out of work.
Pet Peeve: People with a glass half empty attitude.
Did You Know? When ever early in my career I had multiple job offers, I always took the lower paying offer.
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