President & CEO, Nitronex Corp.; Executive Chairman & Acting CEO, Nitronex; President & CEO, Conductus; President & COO, Therma-Wave; VP, Operations, Wehr Test Systems
Mr. Bybee is a co-founder and Managing Director, Emeritus of ARCH Venture Partners. He has helped organize and finance numerous companies including MicroOptical Devices (acquired by EMCORE), Innovalight (acquired by DuPont), Intelligent Reasoning Systems (acquired by Photon Dynamics), and CoolEdge Lighting.
Mr. Bybee serves as a board member of Impinj (PI), Agrivida, and Board Chairman of Cooledge Lighting. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Yellowstone Park Foundation and is an organizing member of the Texas Venture Capital Association. Mr. Bybee holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Engineering from Texas A&M University.
John F. Shoch, PhD, became a venture capitalist in 1985, working with Craig Taylor to manage venture investments at Asset Management Associates, and then co-founded Alloy Ventures in 1996. At Alloy, he focuses on investments in enterprise software, communications infrastructure, semiconductors and all aspects of the Internet.Operating experienceBefore becoming a venture capitalist, John worked as a computer scientist, technology executive and inventor. He gained deep hands-on, operational experience at Xerox, which he joined in 1971. For many years, he worked the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where he helped develop the Ethernet, a local area network system. In 1980, he became the assistant to the CEO of Xerox. In 1982, John became president of the Office Systems Division, developing networked office systems derived from Xerox PARC research. John received a BA (1971) in Political Science, an MS (1977), and a PhD (1979) in Computer Science, all from Stanford.Current board seatsJohn serves on the board of directors of Knowledge Networks, MontaVista Software, Lightpole, Nitronex, Ravenflow, and Xangati.Past Board SeatsJohn was previously a director of semiconductor firm Conductus, which was acquired by Superconductor Technologies Inc. in 2002