Dan was a co-founder of Greylock and a pioneer in venture capital.
Daniel S. Gregory co-founded Greylock Partners in Boston in 1965, and served as the second managing partner, a general partner, a special limited partner, and Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors. Over a period of 45 years, the venture firm has raised a series of thirteen partnerships, with committed capital in excess $3.0 billion, and has helped finance and build over 300 developing technology companies. Having worked for several years with John P. Chase, an investment management firm, Dan Gregory joined with American, Research & Development veteran, Bill Elfers, to create Greylock, one of the first Boston based venture capital limited partnerships.
Over the course of his 40 plus years in venture capital, Dan led investments in companies such as NEBS, Teradyne, Genetics Institute, Worthington Biochemical, Environmental Research & Technology, and Massachusetts Computer Corporation. Respected as a leader by his peers, Dan Gregory was elected to serve on the National Venture Capital (NVCA) board from 1978 to 1985, to be President from 1983 to 1984, and to be Chairman from 1984 to 1985. In January, 1991, Dan withdrew from Greylock to serve under newly elected Massachusetts Governor William Weld as the Secretary of Economic Affairs. He returned to the firm in May, 1992. In October, 2003, Dan, along with his founding partner and early general partners, received the Harvard Business School Award for Alumni Achievement.
Charlie was a founding partner at Greylock and a pioneer in venture capital.
Charlie Waite joined Greylock in 1966 from American Research and Development where he worked with Bill Elfers. Charlie was on the board of Teltone and helped build many of Greylock’s successful companies such as Prime Computer, Apollo Computer Systems, International Clinical Labs, Physio-Control, and Cobe Labs.
He was a graduate of the University of Connecticut and the Harvard Business School.
Founder, Partner, Longtime Friend.
Bill Elfers, a gentleman and a giant of venture capital’s history, started Greylock in 1965. The firm is named after the street where Elfers lived in Wellesley Hills.
Having worked for General Georges Doriot at the original venture capital firm, American Research & Development, Elfers went on to create Greylock, an innovative firm that emphasized collegiality and partnership over a more hierarchical approach to running venture investment organizations. “From the beginning, I believed in collegiality,” says Elfers. “That would be a crucial element in selecting and developing the general partners and creating the framework for the firm’s culture.”
Over the course of his 50 years in venture capital, Bill led investments in companies such as The Shipley Company, International Equipment Corporation, Teradyne, Dymo Business Systems, BTU International and Damon – and also served on the Board of Directors of ITT, The Hartford, Westvaco and the Sherman Fairchild Foundation.
Bill was a graduate of Princeton University and the Harvard Business School.
Roger Evans is a partner emeritus at Greylock.
Roger came to Greylock after a successful career as the CEO of Micom Systems, a Greylock-sponsored company he and a partner started in 1976. Roger is on the board of Picarro and Silver Peak Systems. He also served on the board of and led Greylock’s investment in companies such as Ascend (acquired by Lucent), Argon Networks (acquired by Siemens), Crosscomm (acquired by Olicom), Maker Communications (acquired by Conexant), Openwave, RightNow Technologies, Sahara Networks (acquired by Cascade), Sirocco Systems (acquired by Sycamore), Syndesis (acquired by Subex Azure), Whitetree (acquired by Ascend), Xircom (acquired by Intel), and Zeitnet (acquired by Cabletron).
He is a graduate of Cambridge University.
Special Limited Partner
Howard Cox is a Special Limited Partner with Greylock Partners.
Howard joined Greylock in 1971 after serving two years in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In addition to his past Greylock directorships he is a past director of the Boston Globe (Affiliated Publications), Foundation Board of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, Population Council, Partners Healthcare Investment Committee, Kleberg Foundation Investment Committee, and past Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association. He currently is on the boards of Stryker, In-Q-Tel, Brookings Institution, advisory trustee of various Fidelity Mutual Funds, investment committees of Museum of Fine Arts, Brookings, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, also various advisory boards at Harvard Business School, Kennedy School, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health. He is president of the Clermont Foundation.
Howard received his AB from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton and his JD from Columbia Law where he was an International Fellow. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and along with Greylock’s founding partners he received the Harvard Business School Award for Alumni Achievement in 2003. Upon graduation from Princeton, Howard was commissioned a 2d Lieutenant Artillery where he was a Distinguished Military Graduate of the Army R.O.T.C. program. Howard is an active jet aircraft pilot.
Henry has been a partner and friend to Greylock for more than 50 years.
Henry came to Greylock in 1969 after serving for two years in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He was responsible for Greylock’s early involvement in the software industry with his backing of market-leading firms including American Management Systems, Pansophic (acquired by Computer Associates), Cullinane (acquired by Computer Associates), McCormack and Dodge (acquired by D&B Software) and VM Software (acquired by Sterling Software, and now part of Computer Associates).
Over the ensuing 40 years of his tenure, Greylock has raised a series of twelve partnerships, with current committed capital in excess of $2 billion, and helped build approximately 300 developing companies. In recognition, Henry received the National Venture Capital Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in May 2004. And, along with Greylock’s founding partners, the Harvard Business School Award for Alumni Achievement in 2003. In 2000, Henry was voted one of the country’s 10 best VCs by Forbes. Henry also served on the board of and led Greylock’s investment in companies such as Tellabs, Shiva Corporation (acquired by Intel), Manugistics, Trilogy, ABT Corporation (acquired by Niku), Narrative Communications (acquired by @Home), Gradient Technologies (merged with Entegrity Solutions), Information Resources, Epsilon (acquired by Relizon) and Gateway Design (acquired by Cadence). In addition he served on the Board of Directors of Continental Cablevision for 25 years. Henry is a graduate of Yale University and the Harvard Business School.
In 2010, Henry became a partner of Fenway Sports Group, which owns the Boston Red Sox, the Liverpool Football Club, 80% of NESN, and 50% of Roush Fenway Racing, a NASCAR team.
Henry is a Chairman of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, which he co-founded in 2004, a non-profit which uses the venture capital model to fund breakthrough research on Alzheimer’s Disease; and he serves on the Advisory Committee of the McCance Center for Brain Health at MGH. He continues to serve on the Advisory Committee of 83 North (formerly Greylock Israel), a Board member of New Profit, and a Trustee of The McCance Foundation. Henry served as a member of the Yale Investment Committee from 2003 to 2011.
Special Limited Partner
Bob was a Special Limited Partner at Greylock
Bob Henderson joined Greylock in 1984 and served as Chairman from 1992 to 1997. Prior to joining Greylock, he was the CEO of Itek Corporation for 8 years and the Group Vice President of Honeywell’s North American Data Processing business. Bob led Greylock’s involvement in companies such as Numatics, Filene’s Basement, DBS, Simonds and SDRC and he also served as the Chairman of the Boston Federal Reserve bank from 1981 to 1984.
Bob had a BA and MBA from Dartmouth College.
Bill Kaiser is a partner emeritus at Greylock.
Bill joined Greylock in 1986 after a seven-year career in sales and marketing with Hewlett Packard and Apollo Computer. He serves on the board of trustees of Berklee College of Music, and previously served on the board of trustees of Wellesley College, where he is a trustee emeritus. He is a graduate of MIT with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Dave is a venture partner.
Dave joined Greylock in 1980 and opened our west coast office in 1983. Dave is on the board of Bounty Jobs, MATRIXX Software, Oportun (Nasdaq: OPRT), richrelevance.
Dave also led Greylock’s prior involvement with companies such as AtHoc (Acquired by Blackberry), OpenDNS (acquired by Cisco), CoWare (acquired by Synopsys) Doubleclick (acquired by Google 2005), Forte Software (acquired by Sun Microsystems), Kiva Software (acquired by Netscape), Legato Systems (acquired by EMC), Decru (acquired by Network Appliance), Internet Security Systems (acquired by IBM), Mentor Graphics (acquired by Siemens), Mobile Automation (acquired by iPass), ccMail (acquired by Lotus/IBM), Cygnus (acquired by RedHat), Net Effect Systems (acquired by Ask.com), Octane Software (acquired by Epiphany), Success Factors (acquired by SAP) and Wily Technology (acquired by CA).
He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Harvard Business School.