Matt Murphy

Matt is a partner at Menlo Ventures and focuses 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, Benchling, 6 River Systems (acquired by Shopify), Clarifai, Carta, Envoy, Harness, Heap Analytics, Hover, Scout RFP, Usermind, Veriflow (acquired by VMWare), and Zylo. He also serves as a board member at Egnyte and SessionM; and a board observer at Datastax.

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 Drawbridge (acquired by LinkedIn in 2019), 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 Kleiner Perkins, 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 co-chair of the computer science committee on the Board of Visitors at Duke University.

Current Investments

Alloy.AI
Benchling
Carta
Clarifai
DataStax
Egnyte
Envoy
Harness.io
Heap Analytics
Hover.to
Puppet
Scout RFP
SessionM
Usermind
Zylo

Prior Investments

6 River Systems, acquired by Shopify
AppDynamics, acquired by Cisco
AutoNavi (Nasdaq: AMAP)
DocuSign (Nasdaq: DOCU)
Drawbridge, acquired by LinkedIn
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
Veriflow, acquired by VMWare

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