Skip Glass

Skip Glass, Operating Partner

Skip joined Foundation Capital in 2007, and works to assist the firm's portfolio companies and help in the assessment of potential new investments. He has more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor, and advisor to dozens of successful software, networking, and security companies, including as CEO and President of URoam (acquired by F5), COO of Kiva (acquired by Netscape), VP of Field Operations at Illustra (acquired by Informix), VP of Marketing at Sybase, and trading area manager at IBM. He currently represents Foundation Capital on the boards of Cantaloupe Systems, Guardian Analytics, InterAct911, SpringCM and Venafi. Skip has advised Foundation Capital portfolio boards and senior management at companies including Cloudshield (acquired by SAIC), Tealeaf (acquired by IBM), and MSDS online (acquired by ICG).

While working with Foundation Capital, Skip has been instrumental in assisting a number of portfolio companies with executive recruiting, corporate strategy, and establishing senior customer relationships.  Representative companies have included Interact911, SilkRoad, Visier, ForgeRock, Moxie Software, Zetta, Hotlink, MobileIron and Silver Spring Networks.

Prior to Foundation Capital, Skip worked with Canaan Partners, representing that firm on the boards of Voyence (acquired by EMC), Groundwork Open Solutions, and VUE Technology (acquired by Tyco). As an early stage investor, Skip has invested in several technology startups including Sygate (acquired by Symantec), SleepyCat Software (Acquired by Oracle), eHealth Insurance (IPO) and Riverbed Technology (IPO).

Skip has also used his entrepreneurial expertise in the charitable world, having participated in the funding and management of a number of organizations. He is a recipient of the J. William Brownsfield award for outstanding civic contribution. Skip holds a BS from Sacramento State University and an MBA from University of Arizona. In his rare moments of downtime, he can be found cycling, hiking, and vacationing with his family.

Skip's assistant, Jan Slimmer:

Skip's Portfolio Highlights

Guardian Analytics provides applications for detecting and mitigating online account fraud and ID theft. These applications span the risk management process... Learn More >
InterAct is a leading provider of public and private safety software solutions. Our mission is to improve the safety and well-being of people and their communities...Learn More >
SpringCMâ„¢ is the leader in Content Cloud Services for the enterprise. We deliver clearly more than cloud storage and file sharing--we put content to work...Learn More >
Venafi Venafi is the inventor of and market leader in Enterprise Key and Certificate Management (EKCM) solutions. Venafi delivered the first enterprise...Learn More >