Tim Guleri

Tim Guleri
Managing Director, Sierra Ventures

Tim Guleri is a Managing Director of Sierra Ventures, a Menlo Park, California, venture capital fund. Sierra’s nine portfolios of venture investments have committed capital exceeding $1.5 Billion.

Tim’s investment focus is Information Technology Software companies. Additionally, Tim has helped execute on Sierra’s India strategy and investments. Tim’s investments that he’s taken public are MakeMyTrip.com in India (Nasdaq: MMYT, top performing IPO of 2010) and Sourcefire in 2007 (Nasdaq: FIRE). Additional exits have been Greenplum (EMC Corporation), Net6 (Citrix Systems) AirMedia (AOL), Makara (RedHat) and Red Aril (iCrossing).

Prior to Sierra, Tim was the founder and CEO of Octane Software. He led Octane’s merger with Epiphany (Nasdaq: EPNY) for $3.2 billion. Before Octane, Tim was vice president of field operations at Scopus Technology. Scopus went public in 1995 and was merged into Siebel Systems (Nasdaq: SEBL) in 1997. Tim was instrumental in growing the company to $100 million in revenue and to 600 employees from 1992 to 1998.

Tim holds a MS from Virginia Tech, and a BSCEE from India.


Disruption & Opportunity
Location: Mission City B1
Tim Guleri (Sierra Ventures), Roger Ehrenberg (IA Ventures), Paul Kedrosky (Kauffman Foundation), Ping Li (Accel Partners)
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The ability to collect, crunch, act upon, and share huge amounts of data disrupts nearly every industry, tearing down barriers to entry and creating entirely new businesses. This panel of investors will discuss where they see the opportunities in the Big Data industry, and how they think about the value of new ventures in the space. Read more.


  • Thomson Reuters
  • EMC Data Computing Division
  • EnterpriseDB
  • Microsoft
  • Gnip
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • IBM
  • Windows Azure MarketPlace DataMarket
  • Amazon Mechanical Turk
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Aster Data
  • Cloudera
  • Clustrix
  • DataStax, Inc. (formerly Riptano, Inc.)
  • Digital Reasoning Systems
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Impetus
  • Jaspersoft
  • Karmasphere
  • LinkedIn
  • MarkLogic
  • Pentaho
  • Pervasive
  • Revolution Analytics
  • Splunk
  • Urban Mapping
  • Wolfram|Alpha
  • Esri
  • ParAccel
  • Tableau Software

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