John has been a venture investor since 1997 and co-founded Inventus with Kanwal in 2007 to help Silicon Valley founders pursue the lean startup model including accessing global talent and markets. John has backed several dozen Silicon Valley teams resulting in 8 liquidity events including two IPOs. At Inventus he’s on the boards of Activity Hero, Credit Sesame, FarFaria, Motivo.ai, Resilinc, SysCloud, Vivu (ACQ: Polycom), Dhingana (ACQ: rd.io), Spotzot (ACQ: Valassis), and Sokrati (ACQ: Dentsu). For a decade prior to co-founding Inventus with Kanwal, John was with Scale Ventures where he co-invested with Kanwal in several companies.
A San Francisco native, John earned a BA & MBA from U.C. Berkeley and is a Charter Member of TiE.