Matt Murphy

Matt Murphy joined Menlo Ventures in 2015 as a Managing Director. He focuses on multi-stage investments across cloud infrastructure and AI-first SaaS applications. Since joining Menlo, Matt has led investments in Clarifai, eShares, Harness, Heap Analytics, Scout RFP, Usermind, and Veriflow. He is also a director at Drawbridge, Egnyte, SessionM, and Shazam, and 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 companies above, he was 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 B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Stanford University Engineering Venture Fund, and is on the Board of Advisors for the Tufts University Electrical Engineering School.

Current Investments

Heap Analytics
Scout RFP

Prior Investments

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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