Active Investments

Shape Security

Private

Appthority

Private

CTERA

Private

CloudFlare

Private

RedSeal Networks

Private

GENBAND

Private

Alumni Investments

Hyper9

Acquired by SolarWinds

CoreTrace

Private

Imperva

Public (NYSE: IMPV)

NanoGram

Acquired by Wilson Greatbatch

P-Cube

Acquired by Cisco

Pedestal Software

Acquired by Altiris

PGP

Acquired by Symantec

Vontu

Acquired by Symantec

WholeSecurity

Acquired by Symantec

Fogdog Sports

Acquired by GSI Commerce

USInternetworking

Acquired by AT&T

DoubleClick

Acquired by Google

Qpass

Acquired by Amdocs

Haystack Labs

Acquired by Network Associates

Check Point

Public (NASDAQ: CHKP)

Digex

Acquired by Intermedia Communications

Spyglass

Acquired by OpenTV

Ray Rothrock Partner Emeritus

Focus Areas: Information Infrastructure (especially security) & Energy
Location: None

As a venture capitalist for more than two decades, Ray has assisted entrepreneurs in achieving their dreams and produced outstanding financial returns for his limited partners. He has personally discovered, created and guided more than 50 companies in the Venrock portfolio through their early stages of formation and emerging growth. Beginning his professional career as a nuclear engineer he continues his love for “building,” especially companies.

Presently Ray is chair of the National Venture Capital Association for the 2012-2013 term and he was ranked #49 on the 2012 Forbes’ Midas List .

Ray’s areas of investment expertise and interests span the globe, and include energy, information technology infrastructure and cyber security. He led Venrock’s Internet investment strategy beginning in 1992 and in 2004, initiated the firm’s energy investment strategy. Ray’s successful investments include Check Point Software Technology (NASDAQ: CHKP), the world leader in Internet security where he continues on its Board of Directors; DoubleClick (NASDAQ: DCLK) subsequently acquired; Spyglass (NASDAQ: SPYG), subsequently acquired; Digex, Inc. (NASDAQ: DIGX) subsequently acquired; USInternetwork (NASDAQ: USIN), subsequently acquired; FogDog Sport (NASDAQ: FOGD), subsequently acquired; and scores of others, including Vontu, PGP, Pedestal, and Whole Security, which were all acquired by Symantec, and P-Cube, Qpass, Upgrade Corp., and Nanogram Devices. His most recent success is Imperva (NYSE: IMPV), the most successful tech IPO of 2011. His track record in cyber security is second to none.

An avid spokesman for the venture industry, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Ray also is active in educational and community causes. He currently serves on the Visiting Committee of the MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering Department and the Board of Woodside Priory School. He previously served as Trustee of the Texas A&M Foundation and chaired the investment committee of its $1 billion endowment. In 2010-2011, Ray was an Executive in Residence at Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, where he taught several economics classes and lectured on energy. He also is a trustee of TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, CA, the leading theatre company in the Silicon Valley, and is a patron of the arts in general.

Ray earned his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University, an S.M. in Nuclear Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

Active Companies

Shape Security

Appthority

CTERA

CloudFlare

RedSeal Networks

GENBAND

Alumni Companies

Hyper9

CoreTrace

Imperva

Imperva has developed the first Dynamic Profiling Firewall to provide Total Application Security, including protection from Web application attack, database breach, and worm infection.

NanoGram

P-Cube

Pedestal Software

PGP

Vontu

WholeSecurity

Fogdog Sports

USInternetworking

DoubleClick

Qpass

Haystack Labs

Check Point

Digex

Spyglass