Our New Partner – John Occhipinti

We are really excited to formally announce that John Occhipinti joined the team as a Partner in our Silicon Valley office. John was previously a Partner with Woodside Fund, an early stage venture fund, where he focused on mobile, cloud and enterprise software opportunities. He has spent his entire career in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining Woodside Fund, he was an early executive at Netscape Communications. Initially, John led a team that drove the company’s first significant revenues, helping launch Netscape through its initial public offering. Later, John ran Netscape’s Electronic Software Distribution and Strategic Channel Sales groups. During his tenure at Netscape, John worked closely with hundreds of early stage entrepreneurs helping build web-based e-commerce and enterprise software applications. Prior to Netscape, John worked at Oracle Corporation, marketing and selling large-scale enterprise database technologies.

John has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business, and a BA from the University of California Berkeley. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at Trinity School. For leisure, John enjoys tennis, skiing, golf, and spending time with his family.

John has been active since joining the team, having closed three investments including Appcelerator, PubNub and Graffiti World.

While John is new to the fund, his relationship with Kevin dates back almost 12 years.  Kevin and John have invested and sat on boards together before, so this is more of a continuation of that collaboration than a new partnership.

Please join us in welcoming John to the team. He can be reached at johno@relayventures.com

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