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Current Role:
Managing Director
Menlo Ventures
Strategy & M&A


Doug Carlisle

Doug has been at Menlo since 1982 and focuses on investments in the information technology sector. His current board seats and investments include: Drivecam, LiveOps, Cellfire, Vidyo, Nexxo, Nlight Photonics, RF Surgical, and Readyforce. His prior investments include Hotmail (sold to Microsoft), Pyxis (pyxs- acquired by Cardinal Health), Cyras Systems (acquired by Ciena), Efficient Networks (acquired by Seimens), Open Solutions, Octel Communications, HNC Software (merged into Fair Isaacs – FICO), Kalpana (acquired by Cisco), Stratacom (acquired by Cisco), Ironport Systems (acquired by Cisco), Aeroscout (acquired by Stanley), and Carrier Access Corporation.

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.

WIN Awards:
  • Bull Award Jan 2013

Jeremy Schneider

Managing Director
jJeremy Schneider joined WIN as a Senior Associate in January, 2011. In October 2016, he was promoted to Managing Director. Prior to WIN, Jeremy was a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company in San Francisco, where he focused on technology companies and worked in the Private Equity Group. He graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College, where he majored in History. He has a Master’s degree in Economic and Social History from The University of Oxford, where he was a Clarendon Scholar. Jeremy grew up in the Bay Area and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with entrepreneurs and to immerse himself in the world of start-ups.

Dena Porter

Business Operations Manager

WINteamHeadshotsDPDena brings more than a decade of ‘behind-the-scenes’ productivity and organizational knowledge to the fast-flowing stream of information and infrastructure at WIN. She has held positions in Silicon Valley start-ups fusionOne and Baynote and has teamed with Maynard for years at eBay, LiveOps and now WIN. Dena is fascinated by all things technology keeping her in tune with WIN’s existing and prospective portfolio companies.