Thomas Bredt –

VCJ Fact Sheet for Tom Bredt

Education: University of Michigan (B.S. in Science Engineering); New York University (M.E.E. in Electrical Engineering); and Stanford University (Ph.D. in Computer Science).

Career Path: Tom Bredt is a general partner with Menlo Ventures, which he joined in 1986. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Director of the Information Systems Group at Dataquest Inc. Prior to Dataquest, he worked for the Hewlett-Packard Co. as an engineering manager in the computer systems, manufacturing applications and data communications groups. Tom also worked for Bell Laboratories and was a member of the Electrical Engineering faculty at Stanford University. At Menlo, Tom focuses on early-stage communications, Internet, and software companies. His recent investments and board seats include

Venture focus: Communications, Internet, and software companies

Investments:: Apexon, Big Bear Networks, Caw Networks, Cielo Communications, ePeople, NUASIS Corporation; Teradiant Networks; Interlink Computer Sciences; One Meaning; FlexiInternational Software; ; Aspect Communications (ASPT); Clarify, acquired by Nortel (NT); Latitude Communications (LATD); Priority Call Inc., acquired by LHS Group; Red Brick, acquired by Informix (IFMX); Rubric, acquired by Broadbase (BBSW); Synoptics Communications, that merged with Wellfleet to form Bay Networks, which was acquired by Nortel (NT); and Xros, acquired by Nortel (NT).

Years as a VC: 15

Did you know? Bredt was a computer science professor at Stanford University.

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