Education: B.S. Magna Cum Laude, San Francisco State University, 1983; Advanced Management Program / International Seniors Management Program, Harvard Business School, 1997.
Career: Chief Executive Officer, In-Q-Tel Inc., 1999; Chief Creative Officer, Hasbro Interactive, 1998; Chairman, MicroProse Inc., 1996; CEO / Chairman, Spectrum HoloByte Inc., 1992; CEO / Founder, Sphere Inc., 1986; President, Nexa Corp., 1981; General Partner, Voyager Software, 1980; Consultant, Micro Programming Application Systems, 1979.
Philanthropies: Partner, New Schools Venture Fund; Board of Trustees, Asian Pacific Fund; Past President, San Francisco School Volunteers.
Investment Philosophy: Bet on the jockey not just the horse. (Translation: Great technology and market potential are just the prerequisites. Entrepreneurial management is the differentiator.)
Favorite Quote: “Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not.” – Robert Kennedy
Most Admired Historical Figure: Abraham Lincoln
Favorite Book: The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder
Currently Reading: Cryptonomicon by Neil Stephenson
Favorite Travel Destination: Anywhere I haven’t been.
Favorite Movie: Casablanca
Most Recent Movie: Thirteen Days
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Sports Team: San Francisco Giants
Phobias: Never thought of one
Best Use of Spare Time: Doing absolutely nothing, but doing it with my wife.
Favorite Web Sites: www.combatsim.com and www.google.com
Favorite Game: Tetris
Foreign Languages: Assembly Language, Basic, C, Cobol, Forth and Fortran
If Not for VC: I wished I could be a fighter pilot or an astronaut.