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 Alloy.AI, 6 River Systems, Clarifai, Carta, Envoy, Harness, Heap Analytics,, Scout RFP, Usermind, and Veriflow. He also serves as a board director at Drawbridge, Egnyte, and SessionM; 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 Shazam (acquired by Apple in 2018), 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 holds a bachelor of science 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 is on the Board of Advisors at Duke University.

Current Investments

6 River Systems
Heap Analytics
Scout RFP

Prior Investments

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


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