Matt Murphy

Matt is a partner at Menlo Ventures, focusing on multi-stage investments in AI-first SaaS (apps, devops, API platforms) and robotics. Since joining Menlo in 2015, Matt has led investments in Clarifai, Carta, Harness, Heap Analytics, Scout RFP, Usermind, and Veriflow. He also serves as a board director at Drawbridge, Egnyte, SessionM, and Shazam; and as a board observer at Datastax,, InstartLogic, and Puppet.

Previously, Matt was a general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers for over 15 years. In addition to investing in the above-mentioned companies, he was also an observer at Google (from initial investment to IPO), launched the iFund in ’08 (a collaborative initiative with Apple to build the defining applications on the iOS platform), sourced the firm’s investment in Docusign, and led investments in AppDynamics (acquired by Cisco for $3.7B in 2017), Simplivity (acquired by HPE for $650M in 2017), PernixData (acquired by Nutanix in 2016), Shopkick (acquired by SK Planet 2014), Aerohive Networks (Nasdaq: HIVE, 2014), Ocarina Networks (acquired by Dell in 2010), and AutoNavi (Nasdaq: AMAP, 2010).

Before joining KPCB, Matt worked at semiconductor startup Netboost (acquired by Intel) where he led product management, and prior to that at Sun Microsystems, where he led business development for the Network Systems Group and was a product line manager for networking platforms. Matt also worked in strategic and technical consulting for a number of years at Booz Allen Hamilton and Accenture. Matt holds a bachelors of science degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He serves as the vice chairman of the Stanford University Engineering Venture Fund, and on the advisory board for Tufts’ Electrical Engineering program.

Current Investments

6 River Systems
Heap Analytics
Scout RFP

Prior Investments

Docusign (Nasdaq: DOCU)
Shazam, being acquired by Apple
AppDynamics, acquired by Cisco
Simplivity, acquired by HPE
PernixData, acquired by Nutanix
Shopkick, acquired by SK Planet
Ocarina Networks, acquired by Dell
Peakstream, acquired by Google
AutoNavi (Nasdaq: AMAP)
Aerohive Networks (Nasdaq: HIVE)


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