JOHN DOUGERY

Managing Director & Co-Founder

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Co-Investor, SVQ (Inventus' Partner in fully financing Seed investments)

Venture Investor since 1997

Silicon Valley operating experience at SGI and Sun Microsystems

John has been an early stage Silicon Valley VC for over two decades. He and Kanwal co-founded Inventus 15 years ago to lead Seed investments when few focused on it. Prior to Inventus, John co-invested with Kanwal in a number of companies, including early financings of Manu’s first startup as well as both Raju and BV's successful startups Sierra Atlantic (ACQ: Hitachi) and Exodus (IPO:NASDAQ).

 

 At Inventus, John is currently on the boards of Asimily, Credit Sesame, Dresma, InspectHOA, Motivo.ai, Orbion, Resilinc, and SysCloud. He actively supported or was on the Boards of Vivu (ACQ: Polycom), Dhingana (ACQ: Rdio), FarFaria (ACQ: JumpStart), Poshmark (IPO: NASDAQ), Spotzot (ACQ: Valassis), and Sokrati (ACQ: Dentsu). Prior to venture, John worked in the product groups of category-leading Silicon Valley companies including Sun Microsystems and SGI/Silicon Graphics.

A San Francisco native, John earned both an MBA and BA from U.C. Berkeley, and is a Charter Member of TiE.

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INVENTUS INVESTMENTS

Asimily
Credit Sesame
Dresma
InspectHOA
Motivo
Orbion
Resilinc

Syscloud
Poshmark (IPO: Nasdaq)
Dhingana (ACQ: Rdio)
FarFaria (ACQ: JumpStart)
Sokrati (ACQ: Dentsu)
Spotzot (ACQ: Valassis)
Vivu (ACQ: Polycom)

INVESTMENTS PRIOR TO INVENTUS

IC Works (ACQ: Cypress)
Instantis (ACQ: Oracle)
Kaboodle (ACQ: Hearst Media)
MPS (IPO: MPWR)
Placeware (ACQ: Microsoft)
RedEnvelope (IPO: REDE)