JOHN MCEWEN, PRESIDENT & CO-CEO, DISCOVERY CAPITAL :: CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, DIRECTOR
John is a co-founder of Discovery Capital, and a Director of the BC Discovery Fund (VCC) Inc. He has worked with nearly 200 technology companies, and serves on several Investee Company Boards. He spearheaded corporate finance initiatives for companies such as Sierra Wireless Inc. and Circon Systems Corp., accelerating their development by attracting key corporate and additional venture capital backing. He is well known in the B.C. technology community as past Operations Chair of the Vancouver Enterprise Forum. Prior to co-founding Discovery Capital, he worked with IBM Canada Ltd. He holds a B.Comm from U.B.C.
ALLEN BEASLEY, PARTNER, REDPOINT VENTURES :: DIRECTOR
Allen Beasley is a Partner with Redpoint Ventures and leads the firm's investment activity in growth-stage companies, focusing on opportunities in the Internet and infrastructure sectors. Allen led or co-led Redpoint’s current investments in Arctic Wolf Networks, Just-Eat, Kabam, Sonos, and Zendesk; Allen also led previous successful investments in Alltel (acquired by Verizon), Answers (acquired by AFCV Holdings), Intermix (acquired by News Corp.), Internet Brands (acquired by Hellman & Friedman),NextG (acquired by Crown Castle), OuterBay (acquired by HP), Orbital Data (acquired by Citrix) and the spinoff of ON Semiconductor (ONNN) from Motorola. Before joining Redpoint in 1999, Allen was an associate with IVP. Previously, Allen worked in marketing and product management for Ipsilon Networks, a developer of IP switching technology founded in 1994 and acquired by Nokia in 1997. Allen holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and a M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
PETER LONDA, PRESIDENT & CEO, TANTALUS :: BOARD MEMBER
Pete is a seasoned smart grid technology executive and serves as Tantalus' President, CEO, and board member. Most recently, Pete served as CEO of BPL Global, Ltd., a leading smart grid company delivering technology solutions to the electric utility industry with operations in the United States, Europe, Middle East, India, and China. While there, he was responsible for driving and managing all aspects of corporate strategy, operations, engineering, business development, and financing. In 2013, Pete was instrumental in executing the sale of BPLG to a division of the Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR). Additionally, he has held various leadership positions in the technology and investment banking industries at companies including The Chart Group, L.P., Thoughtworks, Inc., and SG Cowen. Pete is a graduate of Emory University and holds a JD, MBA in Finance and Corporate Law, and B.A. in Economics.
DR. FRANCIS J. HARVEY :: BOARD MEMBER
Dr. Francis J. Harvey served as the 19th Secretary of the United States Army from November 2004 to March 2007. As the Secretary, Dr. Harvey was responsible for the Department of the Army's annual budget and supplemental of over $200 billion. He led a work force of over one million Active Duty, Army National Guard, Army Reserve Soldiers and Department of the Army civilian employees. Just prior to becoming the Secretary, Dr. Harvey served on six corporate boards including three portfolio companies of the Carlyle Group. He served as the vice chairman for two of those companies. Currently, Dr. Harvey is on the corporate or advisory boards of six companies and private equity firms in the energy, defense and information technology sectors, including Tantalus. The majority of Dr. Harvey’s business career was spent with the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, which he joined in 1969 as a senior engineer and retired from in 1997 as the Chief Operating Officer. During the course of his Westinghouse career, he held several senior leadership position including Vice President of Science and Technology, President of the Government and Environmental Services Company and President of the Defense and Electronics Systems Group. Dr. Harvey holds a BS from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in Metallurgy and Material Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
- ABOUT REDPOINT
3.4 Billion Managed
382 Companies Funded
121 IPO's + M&A's
Since 1999, the Redpoint team has been partnering with visionary founders who create new markets or redefine existing ones. From the earliest stages, we have supported HomeAway, Fortinet, Heroku, Netflix, TiVo, Juniper, RightMedia, Zimbra, LifeSize, among many others, helping them transform their industries.
- ABOUT DISCOVERY CAPITAL
Established in 1986, Discovery Capital is one of Canada's most experienced technology venture capital firms. Discovery Capital has enhanced value for over 300 early-stage technology companies by providing proven expertise in strategic planning, management development, innovative financing strategies, corporate governance, and positioning for liquidity.
Discovery Capital focuses primarily on the enhancement of B.C.-based technology ventures, in the areas of information technology, communications, health & life sciences, and environmental & energy technologies.