John was recruited into venture after a long operating career with fast growing Silicon Valley companies like Sun and Silicon Graphics.  For a decade prior to founding Inventus, he and Kanwal had invested in early-stage companies together.  Inventus was a logical next step for them both as they saw the under-addressed opportunity to back Silicon Valley founders pursuing the lean startup model, including accessing global talent and resources in India.  To date, John has backed several dozen Founders resulting in 8 liquidity events including two IPOs.

At Inventus, John has been Board Director of Vivu (ACQ: Polycom), Dhingana (ACQ:, Spotzot (ACQ: Valassis), and Sokrati (ACQ: Dentsu), and is currently on the Boards of Activity Hero, Credit Sesame, FarFaria,, Resilinc & SysCloud.

A San Francisco native, John earned a BA & MBA from U.C. Berkeley. He’s also been a Charter Member of TiE mentoring ambitious entrepreneurs the past two decades.