EMC Ventures team members are located in California, Massachusetts, and Israel. Their strategic focus is on EMC storage business units, RSA, VMware, and Pivotal.
Scott Darling is President of EMC Corporate Development and Ventures where he is responsible for the M&A and Venture Capital investment activity. Prior to EMC Scott was a General Partner at Frazier Technology Ventures. Prior to FTV Scott was Vice President and Managing Director at Intel Capital. During this tenure at Intel Capital he managed the teams responsible for investing in support of the business units accounting for more than two thirds of Intel’s revenue. During his seven years at Intel Capital his organization completed more than 300 transactions and achieved an IRR in excess of 26%.
During Scott’s years at Intel and prior to joining Intel Capital in 2000, he was the general manager for several business units including the Internet Media Services Division and the Personal Conferencing Division, as well as the marketing director for the OEM Computer Systems Division. Before Intel, Scott worked in product marketing at Apple Computer and at two early PC industry startups.
Scott serves on the Board of Directors of two rapidly growing market segment leaders, DocuSign and Socrata.
Scott received his MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business in 1988. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1981, where he studied economics and computer science.
Gregg Adkin is Vice President of EMC Ventures at EMC Corporation. Gregg leads EMC's strategic investments for its storage business. His responsibilities include sourcing, leading, and managing EMC’s investments in components, storage systems, services, and infrastructure software. He is based at EMC's corporate headquarters in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.
Previously, he led Business Development in EMC’s Unified Storage Division, where he was responsible for strategy, M&A, and partnerships for EMC’s midrange storage business. He has extensive experience in venture capital, business development, M&A, and operations.
Gregg joined EMC in 2010 from Valley Ventures, where he was General Partner responsible for managing IT investments. Prior to Valley Ventures, he held multiple executive leadership roles at Intel in sales, marketing, and Intel Capital. Gregg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University.
Scott has spent 10 years at EMC holding various leadership roles within Business Development, Program Management, Product Management, and Operations. Most recently he was responsible for business and strategy development within EMC’s midrange storage business.
During his tenure at EMC, he has led many cross-portfolio strategic planning activities, M&A and investment initiatives, new business development, and execution programs for both inorganic and organic growth initiatives. These initiatives have spanned across data protection, storage software, information management, infrastructure analytics, and core storage hardware businesses within EMC and acquired companies.
Prior to EMC, Scott was with Legato Systems (acquired by EMC in 2003). Previously, he was involved with venture-backed project collaboration startup Bidcom, helping to grow the company from inception to over 200 employees. Before his startup experience, Scott held multiple senior engineering and program management roles at Oracle. He holds a B.S in Computer Science and is an author and co-author on several patents. Scott is also a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served as a submariner.
Daniel Docter was a Director with Intel Capital, the VC arm of Intel Corporation, for more than 12 years. While at Intel capital, he focused on telecommunication and networking investments as well as data center infrastructure investments. He led Intel Capital’s investment initiatives in Cloud (the Open Data Center initiative), Software Defined Networking, Data Center Services, and High Performance Computing. His investments ranged across services, infrastructure, and management software, compute and storage systems, and ICs. Dan’s past investments for Intel Capital include Switch SuperNap, Tier 3, Passave (acquired by PMCS), E2O Communications (acquired by JDSU), Cyoptics (acquired by Avago), Stratalight Communications (acquired by Opnext), Cortina Systems, Overture Networks, Fulcrum Microsystems (acquired by Intel), Adaptivity (acquired by EMC), Virident (acquired by Western Digital), and Aspeed (IPO on Taiwan Stock Exchange). Dan also played a key role in several acquisitions by Intel (Fulcrum, New Focus tunable laser group, Stratos LW transceiver group), and the sale of the Optical Products Group to Emcore.
Prior to joining Intel Capital, Daniel was with Merrill Lynch as an adviser for clients involved in IPOs and M&A transactions. Daniel has a PhD in electrical engineering and spent 11 years working on optical and RF communications applications at AT&T Bell Labs and Hughes Research Labs. He has more than 50 journal publications and 10 patents to his credit.
Gil has been with EMC for more than a decade. He spent his first six years with EMC in the U.S., where he held various engineering, product management, and business development roles. He joined the Corporate Development team in 2006 and relocated back to Israel in 2007. As the only member of EMC Ventures located outside of the US, Gil covers multiple geographies, primarily Israel, but also Russia and Western Europe. Gil works in close collaboration with the rest of the team on all of the business areas including Storage, Security, SDDC, Cloud Infrastructure, Analytics, and Big Data.
With Gil’s leadership EMC has become a very desired and successful investor and acquirer in the region. Prior to joining EMC, Gil held engineering leadership positions at Cisco, developing forwarding and queuing ASICs for core routers, and at Intel on a project integrating CPU, graphics controller, memory controller, and L2 cache on a single chip. Before that, Gil lived in Hong Kong and managed a private company.
Gil holds a B.Sc. in Electrical engineering from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology Cum Laude, and an MBA from Boston University with High Honors.
Raman Khanna has 20 years of operating experience and 18 years of investment experience in information technology. Raman was named on the Forbes Midas List as a top 100 dealmaker in 2008 and 2009. He has been involved in many start-ups that had exits valued at over $1 billion.
Raman co-founded Diamondhead Ventures in 2000 where he led the firm's investments in Cavium Networks (IPO: CAVM), Reactivity (acquired by Cisco Systems), PassMark Security (acquired by RSA Security/EMC) and Orative (acquired by Cisco Systems). In 2007 Diamondhead merged with ONSET Ventures where Raman served as the Managing Director focused on Information Technology investments.
Prior to Diamondhead Ventures, Raman worked at Stanford for 16 years in various roles, including Chief Information Officer managing all IT operations for the University. Raman also served on Advisory Boards of many global technology companies. During his Stanford tenure, Raman was actively involved with many high technology start-ups as an angel investor, advisor, and board member. His portfolio included Berkeley Networks (acquired by Fore Systems), Postini (acquired by Google), Siara Networks (acquired by Redback), SupportSoft (IPO) and Entercept Security Technologies (acquired by McAfee).
Raman is one of the early charter members of The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE), world’s largest non-profit organization for entrepreneurs and is the contributing editor of four technical books. Raman holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. in Computer Science, and an MBA.
Matthew Olton is Senior Vice President, Corporate Development of EMC Corporation and leads EMC’s global mergers and acquisitions practice, as well as various related activities.
Since joining EMC, Matt has led approximately $17 billion in acquisitions of software, hardware and services companies for EMC and has played a direct role in transforming EMC into one of the world's leading technology companies. In addition to traditional acquisitions and investments, Matt has also led the structuring and creation of a wide range of initiatives and businesses including Pivotal, Lenovo / EMC and others.
Prior to joining EMC, Bob spent 10 years with Bay Partners where he made over 20 venture investments and raised four funds, growing capital under management from $140 million to $1 billion. Bob also founded Saratoga Technology Ventures, an angel investment and small company advisory.
Bob’s deal focus at Bay was on software, security, and network / data center infrastructure. His successfully exited deals include Weblogic (NASDAQ: BEAS), SonicWall (NASDAQ: SNWL), PlaceWare (NASDAQ: MSFT), Nanogram Devices (NYSE: GB), NetScaler (NASDAQ: CTXS), NeoPhotonics (NYSE: NPTN), Tealeaf (NYSE: IBM), and ZenPrise (NASDAQ: CTXS).
Before becoming a VC, Bob was involved in five startups over a 20 year period where he held senior executive roles in sales, marketing, and business development. His track record as an entrepreneur includes three IPOs and one acquisition. Among the more notable companies Bob helped to build were Ingres, Verity, and NetManage—all three of which had successful IPOs. His first startup, Mitrol, was acquired by GE Information Services.
Bob is also an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley Campus, teaching a course on Software Development and Entrepreneurship in the graduate computer science program. He holds an undergraduate degree with honors from Dartmouth College, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He enjoys skiing, cycling, tennis, and speaks fluent French and German.
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