Arun joined Columbia Capital in 2000 and focuses on Internet/media, wireless, and enterprise technology/services opportunities. Arun is on the Board of Directors or actively involved with Approva, Avail Media, Brickstream, Devas Multimedia, Envysion, Freewebs, Gizmoz, InnerWireless, Intelliworks, Millenial Media, and Netuitive. Arun was also involved with former Columbia portfolio companies Adjoined Consulting (acquired by Kanbay International, Inc.), Riptech (acquired by Symantec Corporation), and Softek Storage Holdings (acquired by IBM). Prior to joining Columbia Capital, Arun was at Carlyle Venture Partners focused on software and Internet investments. Earlier, Arun held positions in Arthur D. Little's telecom and technology consulting practice and shared responsibility for establishing ADL's operation in India. Arun received a B.S. degree with Distinction in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. degree in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University and received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Chris Darby is President and CEO of In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technologies to support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency and the broader Intelligence Community. He joined In-Q-Tel in September 2006. Mr. Darby was previously Vice President and General Manager at Intel overseeing their Middleware Products Division. At Intel, Mr. Darby had responsibility for the Corporation's Infrastructure Software business including Open Source and Commercial Products. He joined Intel in August 2005 with the acquisition of Sarvega Inc. Mr. Darby had been the president & CEO of Sarvega, a venture backed supplier of XML Networking and Security products.
Prior to Sarvega, Mr. Darby was the Chairman and CEO of @stake, the well-known internet security consulting firm ultimately acquired by Symantec (SYMC). While at @stake, he assembled the world's leading collection of security researchers and built a business that spanned North America and Europe.
Before @stake, Mr. Darby served as President and CEO of Interpath Communications, a facilities-based ASP later acquired by US Internetworking (USIX). Mr. Darby also held several executive positions at Digital Equipment Corporation (now Hewlett-Packard) with responsibility for telecom industry initiatives, corporate strategy, and alliances. He began his career at Northern Telecom (now Nortel Networks) and Bell Northern Research.
Mr. Darby is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.
Lt. General Minihan is a Managing Director of Paladin and is focused on the development and implementation of new investment opportunities for Paladin's Homeland Security Fund. Prior to joining Paladin, Lt. General Minihan was the 14th Director of the National Security Agency (NSA)/Central Security Service. While at the National Security Agency, he was instrumental in the definition and implementation of the National Information Assurance Program. During his military service, Lt. General Minihan developed extensive experience in making new technologies operational and implementing leading edge services and products in a competitive environment where lives were often at risk. During the last twenty years of the Cold War and the transition to the Information Age, he was instrumental in the definition and selection of technology solutions to solve many difficult national security information needs. Throughout that time, Lt. General Minihan helped set the performance standards for information enterprise operations. Lt. General Minihan was the most recent Chairman and President of the Security Affairs Support Association, which focuses on shared government and industry national intelligence and technology challenges. He also is a member of the Air Force Association, the National Military Intelligence Association and other national organizations. He has substantial experience in capital raising, enterprise operations, business development and business readiness assurance.He devotes considerable attention to and consults on national security affairs. Lt. General Minihan has a B.A. Degree from Florida State University, a M.A. Degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, and has completed executive development programs at the University of Illinois and Harvard University. Among his awards and decorations are the National Security Medal, the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit.Lt. General Minihan currently serves as a board member of Arxan, Command Information, GlassHouse, Neohapsis (formerly KSR) and Nexidia.
Ted Schlein joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1996 and focuses on early-stage technology companies in the enterprise software and infrastructure markets, including ventures within the networking and consumer security arenas. Ted has led KPCB’s involvement in a number of successful investments, including Mandiant (acquired by Fire Eye), Chegg (CHGG), IPO, LifeLock (LOCK), IPO; Jive Software (JIVE), IPO; ArcSight (ARST), IPO, sold to HP; Beijing Venustech (002439:Shenzhen),IPO; Corio (CRIO), sold to IBM; Extensity (EXTN), sold to GEAC; Fortify Software, sold to HP; Internet Security Systems (ISSX), sold to IBM; and Oakley Networks, sold to Raytheon. Ted was the founding CEO of Fortify Software, a pioneer in the software security market and now an HP company. He serves on the board of directors of 3VR, Area 1 Security, Alien Vault, Chegg, FullStory, Inspirato, Ionic Security, IronNet Cybersecurity, IronPlanet, Jive Software, Reputation.com, Shape Security, Synack and Trusona. Additionally, Ted oversees KPCB’s investments in Ayasdi, Bit9, Endgame Systems and Segment.
Before joining KPCB, Ted served as vice president, Enterprise Solutions at Symantec. One of Symantec’s early employees, he played an instrumental role in the company’s growth and dominance as a global software leader. Ted led Symantec’s successful move into the software utilities market, as well as the launch of its commercial anti-virus solution, an offering that quickly emerged as the industry gold standard.
Ted is the former chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a national alliance advocating the role of venture investing in job creation, technology innovation and economic development. He is also the former president of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists and the founder of DoD sponsored DeVenCI program. He currently serves on the board of overseers of the Engineering School at the University of Pennsylvania and sits on the Board of Trustees at InQTel. Ted frequently participates as an opinion leader in public, private and government forums, providing perspectives on security technology, related investments and market adoption trends. Ted holds a B.A. degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Outside of work, Ted listens to Bruce Springsteen, owns a family winery in Oakville, and is an avid runner, having once run the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim. In college, he was a varsity letter-winning wrestler. He and his wife have two sons.
Approva, Bloomspot, Fabric Networks, Intelliworks, Millennial Media, Nomi, Social Gaming Network, and Webs.com
Circadence, Command Information, CyberCore Technologies, Fixmo, GlassHouse Technologies, KSR, Neohapsis, and Nexidia
3VR Security, AlienVault, Angara e-Commerce Services, ArcSight, Chegg, EdgeSpring, Endforce, eNsecure, Inspirato, Ionic Security, IronPlanet, Jive Software, Ketera Technologies, Mandiant, Reputation, Shape Security, and Verdiem