Sam Pullara is a managing director at Sutter Hill Ventures, where his current directorships include Boxer, FoundationDB, and Wavefront. He is also responsible for a number of the firm’s other investments, including Tomfoolery. Sam joined Sutter Hill Ventures from Twitter, where he was a senior infrastructure engineer and remains a technology advisor. He came to Twitter via the acquisition of Bagcheck in 2011, where he was cofounder and CEO. Previously, Sam was chief technologist at Yahoo responsible for technology strategy across the audience organization and platform team and chief architect at Borland after the acquisition of Gauntlet Systems, where he was also a cofounder and CEO. Sam came to Silicon Valley to work at WebLogic, where he was the first server engineer after the founders, and stayed on through the acquisition by BEA Systems. He holds an MS in physics from Northwestern University and a BS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
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