Fact Sheet – Ray Rothrock –

Ray Rothrock

Birthdate: Dec. 1, 1954.

Education: B.S., summa cum laude, Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1977; M.S., Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978; M.B.A. with distinction, Harvard Business School; 1988.

Career Path: Managing General Partner, Venrock Associates 1988 present; Director of Design Automation Marketing, Sun Microsystems, 1984-1988; Impell (engineering software startup spunout of a public engineering services company failed),1983-84; Sagus Engineering (engineering software startup – failed),1982-83; Exxon Minerals, Engineer, 1980-82; Safety Engineer on Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, 1978-80, Yankee Atomic Electric

Family: Wife, Meredith; Son, Nathaniel

Favorite Book: The series of Harry Potter books

Currently Reading: Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow

Favorite Movie: Apollo 13

Last Movie Seen: U-571

Favorite Web Site: Space.com

Favorite Food: Chicken Fried Steak

Favorite Travel Spot: Hawaii

Hobbies: Scouting, skiing, ham radio

Other Interests: community service such as trustee/director-of non-profits & schools, and was once an elected member of town government

Most Admired Historical Figure: Abraham Lincoln

Favorite Quote: “You are known by the company you keep.” – I don’t know who first said it, but my mentors have all used it.

Phobias: Going really, really fast close to the ground.

Investment Philosophy: People make things happen. Invest in people.