Doug Carlisle

Partner Emeritus

Doug has been at Menlo since 1982 and focuses on investments in the information technology sector. His current board seats and investments include: nLight Photonics, and Vidyo.

Doug’s prior investments include Aeroscout, acquired by Stanley Healthcare Solutions, a division of Stanley Black and Decker (SWK), Ansible, acquired by Red Hat (RHT), Carrier Access Corporation (CACS), Cellfire, acquired by Catalina Marketing, Check, acquired by Intuit (INTU), Cyras Systems, acquired by CIENA Corp. (CIEN), Efficient Networks, acquired by Siemens (SI), HNC Software, merged into Fair Isaacs (FICO), Hotmail, sold to Microsoft (MSFT), IronPort Systems, acquired by Cisco (CSCO), Kalpana, acquired by Cisco (CSCO), Lytx, acquired by GTCR, Octel Communications (OTL), Open Solutions (OSI), Pyxis, acquired by Cardinal Health (CAH), RF Surgical, acquired by Medtronic (MDT), and Stratacom, acquired by Cisco (CSCO).

Doug is a graduate of UC Berkeley (BS – EECS) and Stanford University (JD/MBA). He and his wife Lauri Sanders have six children (including a set of triplets) and live in Portola Valley, California. Doug enjoys flying and is an instrument-rated private pilot with approximately 2,000 hours in his Pilatus PC-12.

Current Investments

LiveOps
nLight
Scality
Vidyo

Prior Investments

Aeroscout, acquired by Stanley Healthcare Solutions, a division of Stanley Black and Decker (SWK)
Ansible, acquired by Red Hat (RHT)
Carrier Access Corporation (CACS)
Cellfire, acquired by Catalina Marketing
Check, acquired by Intuit
Cyras Systems, acquired by CIENA Corp. (CIEN)
Efficient Networks, acquired by Siemens (SI)
HNC Software, merged into Fair Isaacs (FICO)
Hotmail, acquired by Microsoft (MSFT)
IronPort Systems, acquired by Cisco (CSCO)
Kalpana, acquired by Cisco (CSCO)
Lytx, acquired by GTCR
Octel Communications (OTL)
Open Solutions (OPEN)
Pyxis, acquired by Cardinal Health (CAH)
RF Surgical, acquired by Medtronic (MDT)
Stratacom, acquired by Cisco (CSCO)

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