Jim Breyer

Engineer, Billionaire and

Managing Partner in Accel Partners


Board of Directors:

Mr. Bredt also worked for Bell Laboratories and was a member of the Electrical Engineering faculty at Stanford University. Mr. Bredt is a graduate of the 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).
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Jim Breyer
Managing Partner of Accel Partners


Jim has been responsible for Accel's involvement in over twenty-five companies that have completed public offerings or successful mergers. These include software companies (his primary area of interest) such as: Actuate (ACTU), Agile Software (AGIL), Arbor Software (now named Hyperion Solutions) (HYSL), Claremont, Collabra (acquired by Netscape), Lightspan (LSPN), Macromedia (MACR), Microprose, Narrative (acquired by @Home), RealNetworks (RNWK), Synopsys (SNPS), and Walmart.com (WMT). Network infrastructure investments include: Centillion (acquired by Bay Networks), Centrum (acquired by 3Com), Corsair (acquired by Lightbridge Communications), Foundry Networks (FDRY), and RedBack Networks (RBAK). Jim is currently a director of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (WMT), RealNetworks (RNWK), and is involved with a number of privately held companies such as Accel-KKR, AlphaBlox, Andale, Apexon, BrassRing, Datasweep, eMac Digital, Groove Networks, ModelN, and Motive Communications.

Earlier, Jim worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in New York, and in product marketing and management at Apple Computer and Hewlett Packard.

Jim is a former President of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists and on the Board of Directors of the Associates of the Harvard Business School, National Venture Capital Association, Intel 64 Fund, Silicon Valley Community Ventures, the Stanford Engineering Venture Fund, Technet, and the Harvard Business School California Research Center. Jim is the chairman of the Silicon Valley region committee for Stanford University's Campaign for Undergraduate Education. He graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Economics and from Harvard University with an MBA where he was named a Baker Scholar.
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R.S. ChandraSekar
Founder and Chairman - Apexon Inc.

Chandra evangelizes on behalf of Apexon with customers and in the marketplace. Chandra has over 15 years of experience in the hi-tech industry and information technology serving both in business and technology management positions. During his 6-year tenure at Cisco Systems, Chandra held engineering, operations, information technology and consulting positions. During this period of time, Chandra pioneered the use of web and Internet infrastructure technologies in the engineering, manufacturing and supply operations and managed implementation of three generations of web based extended enterprise solutions at Cisco. Chandra also served as a "Trusted Advisor" on numerous eBusiness Steering Committees working directly with Cisco's strategic customers in manufacturing, retail, transportation and healthcare industries to identify opportunities and shape the business cases for Internet Business Solutions.

Prior to joining Cisco Systems, Chandra held various product development and technology management positions and led the design and development large-scale engineering and enterprise software solutions at Rasna Corporation and IBM Corporation.

Chandra holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University, a M.S. in Engineering from IIT, New Delhi and a B.S. in Engineering from University of Madras.
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Peter Fenton
General Partner of Accel Partners

Peter joined Accel in 1999 after five years as an entrepreneur and consultant in the information technology industry. He focuses on Software investments, with a particular interest in software development and deployment infrastructure, data management, enterprise applications, and systems software. He is actively involved with Datasweep and ModelN, and currently serves on the Board of Directors at Apexon, Coremetrics, Reactivity, and Wily Technology.

Prior to joining Accel Partners, Peter worked as an associate at Sutter Hill Ventures, where he focused on investments in information technology. Peter was also an early employee and member of the management team at Virage (VRGE), an application software company focused on developing media data management products. Peter also worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company in San Francisco, where he worked on a variety of high-technology strategy projects in the Silicon Valley.

Peter holds an MBA from Stanford Business School, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and an B.A. from Stanford University, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa.
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Matt Holleran
President and CEO - Apexon Inc.

Matt is responsible for guiding Apexon to market leadership in the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) market. Mattís combination of in-depth supply chain knowledge and success at leading enterprise software companies through explosive growth periods makes him uniquely qualified to lead Apexon. Before joining Apexon Matt served as vice president of marketing and business development at Datasweep. Matt was responsible for market selection, early customer acquisition, product marketing, market development, corporate alliances and marketing communications.

Prior to Datasweep, Matt served in several sales and marketing positions at Clarify, Inc. Matt also has line manufacturing operations experience working at Cummins Engine Company, Inc., a world leader in diesel engines and power generation equipment. Earlier in his career, Matt worked at Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. as a financial analyst in the merchant banking division. This division made principal investments via multi-billion dollar leveraged equity funds.

Matt holds an MBA in general management from Harvard Business School and a bachelorís degree in engineering and economics from Dartmouth College.
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David A. Stamm
Dave co-founded Clarify, the global leader in front-office solutions that unite companies and their partners around customers, in 1990. He served as Clarify's president and CEO until March 1998 when he was appointed chairman of the board. Prior to Clarify, Dave co-founded Daisy Systems, a manufacturer of software used in microprocessor design. At Daisy Systems, he was the marketing executive vice president (1987-89) and managed all worldwide marketing functions. Dave also served as executive vice president (1986-87) responsible for all top corporate management functions; general manager of the computer-aided engineering (CAE) division (1984-86), which accounted for more than 75 percent of total profits during that period; vice president of hardware engineering, customer support, and manufacturing (1980-84).

Dave served as department manager of high-integration microprocessors at Intel Corp. (1974-80), where he created concept and circuit design for the Intel 8748, the first single-chip 8-bit microprocessor and the most second-sourced microprocessor in history.

Dave is a 1996 recipient of the Outstanding Electrical Engineer award from Purdue University.
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Strategic Advisors:
Dave Andrea
Director, Center for Automotive Research

Mr. Andrea earned a B.S. degree in business economics from Miami University (Ohio) and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. Previous to his position at CAR, Mr. Andrea was chief economist with CSM Worldwide, a Michigan-based automotive forecasting and consulting firm. Prior to that, he served as an equity investment analyst with Roney & Co. (now Raymond James), a Detroit-based, regional investment bank. In that position he followed automotive manufacturers and suppliers. Between 1994 and 1996, Mr. Andrea was director of forecasting with AutoPacific, Inc., providing economic and sales analysis, along with market and product technology trend analysis. Prior to AutoPacific, he worked for eight years with the University of Michiganís Office for the Study of Automotive Transportation, leaving as an Assistant Research Scientist.

Mr. Andrea currently serves as president of the Detroit Association for Business Economics. He is also a member of the finance committee for the Detroit Section of the Society of Automotive Engineers; the advisory board to Automotive Leadership magazine; the advisory board to the Economic Club of Detroit; the board of the University of Michigan Business School Alumni Club of Detroit; the American Economic Association; and the National Association for Business Economics.
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Dr. Charles A. Holloway
Professor - Stanford Graduate School of Business

Dr. Holloway holds the Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers Professorship in Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Chuck is also currently co-director of the Stanford Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Graduate School of Business. He was the founding co-chair of the Stanford Integrated Manufacturing Association, a cooperative effort between the Graduate School of Business and the School of Engineering, which focuses on research and curriculum development in manufacturing and technology. Dr. Holloway holds a BSEE from UC Berkeley, an MS in nuclear engineering and a Ph.D. in business administration from UCLA. He has been a faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business since 1968.
In a business that's all about seeing the future first, venture capitalist Jim Breyer applies his ''better radar'' to stay ahead of the pack. Case in point: While other VCs were pouring gazillions into pet food startups and other pure e-commerce plays, Breyer, 38, was already well on to the next trend: clicks-and-mortar. The managing partner of Accel Partners in Palo Alto, Calif., closed a deal in January to be the sole outside investor in Wal-Mart.com Inc., an independent company formed to accelerate the Net strategy of the nation's largest retailer. ''We believe we can revolutionize e-commerce on the Web,'' crows Breyer, who will help craft Wal-Mart.com's plans.

The deal is the latest evidence of Breyer's vision. In 1993, he led one of the first Web investments in Net access provider UUNET Technologies, now part of MCI WorldCom. In 1995, Accel created the first Internet-only venture-capital fund to invest in Net infrastructure.

Now, the easygoing Breyer needs to demonstrate his thesis that the Net's next phase turns on the ''seamless integration of the offline and online worlds.'' The smart money may want to follow him.

Jim Breyer
Managing Partner, Accel Partners

At Accel, Jim has been responsible for numerous Internet, communications, and software investments, and serves on the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and several other firms. He has played an integral role in helping management teams recruit, develop corporate and product marketing strategies, and establish strategic and technical partnership agreements.

Jim has been responsible for Accel's involvement in over twenty-five companies that have completed public offerings or successful mergers. These include Actuate, Agile Software, Arbor Software (now named Hyperion Solutions), Centillion (acquired by Bay Networks), Centrum (acquired by 3Com), Claremont, Collabra (acquired by Netscape), Corsair, Foundry Networks, HearMe, Lightspan Partnership, Macromedia, Microprose, Narrative Communications (acquired by @Home), RealNetworks and RedBack Networks.

Jim is also currently involved with a number of public and private Internet companies such as Accel-KKR, AlphaBlox, Andale.com, BrassRing.com, Datasweep, eMac Digital, Groove Networks, HelloBrain.com, ModelN, Motive Communications, RealNetworks and Wal-Mart.com.

Earlier, Jim worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in New York, and in product marketing and management at Apple Computer and Hewlett Packard.

Jim is currently the President of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists and a Director of the National Venture Capital Association, Intel 64 Fund ,Silicon Valley Community Ventures the Stanford Engineering Venture Fund, Technet and the Harvard Business School California Research Center.

Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University
Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Economics from Stanford University

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