VCJ Fact Sheet for George Zachary
Born: 1965 in New York City
Education: Joint bachelor’s degree in computer science and management science from M.I.T. and the M.I.T Sloan School of Management.
Career Path: George Zachary is a general partner with Mohr, Davidow Ventures. Prior to joining MDV in 1997, George ran Silicon Graphics’ consumer products business, where he established joint ventures with Nintendo, AT&T, Philips and Samsung. He managed, evangelized, marketed and launched the highly successful SGI-developed Nintendo 64 home video game system, creating an installed base of more than 15 million units. Earlier in his career, he held various engineering and marketing management positions at VPL Research, Apple Computer and Texas Instruments.
Other affiliations: Advisor to Silicon Valley Bank; Stanford?s Business Association of Engineering Students and MIT’s e-MIT.
Venture Focus: Infrastructure software and services companies
Investments: Accrue Software; Andale; Critical Path.
Greatest Accomplishment: Creating and realizing over $500 million of returns for our investors.
Biggest Mistake: Giving the benefit of the doubt to people avoiding tough questions.
If you weren’t a VC, you’d be a? Combination of personality interviewer Larry King, winemaker Lalou Leroy and social entrepreneur Hugh Hefner.
Pet Peeve: Life is too short.
Did You Know? Thriving grandma is 105 years-old.
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