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Paul Koontz

Paul Koontz, General Partner

Paul joined Foundation Capital in 1996, after having helped get Netscape Communications off the ground as that company's first vice president of marketing. At Foundation Capital, Paul's focus is on financial services and Internet technologies.

Paul currently serves as chairman of Financial Engines (NASDAQ: FNGN) and is on the board of eBates and Refeactored Materials. He is an active board observer at Envestnet. Paul formerly served on the boards of United Online (NASDAQ: UNTD) and Onyx Software (NASDAQ: ONXS). Paul also served as head of Summit Preparatory Chapter High School, named one of 10 "Transformative High Schools" - Newsweek 2011 Survey of top high schools in the U.S.

Prior to his time at Netscape, Paul worked in a variety of senior management positions at Silicon Graphics Inc. and Hewlett-Packard.

Paul loves to spend time with his children, play the guitar and piano (poorly), and dream about the days when he could participate in sports without having to rest every few minutes. In addition to a master’s in engineering management from Stanford, Paul holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Princeton.

Paul's assistant, Dianna Red Eagle: dredeagle@foundationcapital.com

Paul's Portfolio Highlights

Ebates.com is one of the world’s largest shopping portals, integrating hundreds of merchants with services to make buying more fun and compelling...Learn More >
Refactored Materials is a materials innovation company that produces fibers for the global textiles market. These fiber products deliver new combinations of properties... Learn More >