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Current Role:
Exec. Chairman
Pindrop Security
Past Role:
Partner, Tech Square Labs
Chairman, Monsieur
Partner, Judge Ventures
CRO & VP, Barracuda Networks
Co-founder and CTO, Purewire
CTO, Secure Computing
CTO, CipherTrust

Infrastructure & Dev Tools

Paul Judge

Dr. Paul Judge is an entrepreneur and investor. He is a cofounder at @getLuma, @Pindrop, @Monsieur, @TechSquare and @Curateurs. From 2009-2014 he was Chief Research Officer and VP at Barracuda Networks. In 2007 he founded Purewire and served as Chief Technology Officer until Purewire was acquired by Barracuda Networks in 2009. Previously he served as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President for Secure Computing. Judge was the Chief Technology Officer at CipherTrust, where he managed the research and product management teams and was the lead inventor on all patented messaging security technologies. CipherTrust was the market share leader in messaging security prior to its acquisition in 2006 by Secure Computing. Prior to his tenure at CipherTrust, Dr. Judge worked with IBM and NASA. Having been named to MIT’s list of the top 100 young innovators in the world in 2003, Dr. Judge has spearheaded multiple research initiatives and founded the Internet Research Task Force’s Anti-Spam Research Group. Dr. Judge is a recognized authority on information security issues, having authored numerous papers that have been published in leading academic journals, presented at multiple industry and academic conferences including Interop, RSA, and Defcon. Dr. Judge has also been featured in hundreds of national media outlets including ABC World News, CNN, Forbes, Business Week, Fox News and the LA Times. Dr. Judge holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Morehouse College, and earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

WIN Teams:
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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.