General Partners

Norm Fogelsong

Norm Fogelsong

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General Partner

Norm Fogelsong joined Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) in March 1989 and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). With more than 30 years of high-technology venture capital and growth equity experience, he emphasizes investments in private later-stage companies and in select public market opportunities. Norm has led investments in Artisan Components (ARTI), Aspect Communications, Compaq Computers (CPQ), Concur Technologies (CNQR), Convex Computers (CNVX), Cortina Systems, Danger (MFST), Dataminr, InphoMatch (SAP), Integrated Circuit Works (CY), Lam Research (LRCX), Marketo (MKTO), Mindbody, MobileIron, Platinum Software (PSQL), Polycom (PLCM), SkyStream Networks (ERIC), TelCom Semiconductor (TLCM), and Websense (WBSN). Norm was recognized by AlwaysOn as one of the top 100 venture capitalists by his inclusion in the AlwaysOn 2013 VC 100 List.

Norm also actively participated in venture investments in Akamai (AKAM), Amgen (AMGN), At Road (TRMB), Applied Biosystems (ABI), Chordiant (CHRD), ComScore (SCOR), Cypress Semiconductor (CY), Digital River (DRIV), Genentech (DNA), Linear Technology (LLTC), LoopNet (CSGP), LSI (LSI), MIPS Computer Systems (MIPS), Quantum (QTM), Silicon Graphics (SGI), SuccessFactors (SFSF), SupportSoft (SPRT), Synchronoss Technologies (SNCR), 3COM (COMS), Verisity (VRST), and Zynga (ZNGA).

For Cortina Systems, Norm arranged a $132 million investment syndicate, and the proceeds were used to buy a $100 million division that was being spun out of Intel. His most recent investments include Mindbody, the largest global provider of online business management software to the beauty, health, and wellness industry, MobileIron, the leader in Mobile IT security and management for apps, content, and devices, and Dataminr, a New York-based real-time information discovery company.

Norm began his career as a computer programmer at Hewlett-Packard. He then worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company where he specialized in strategic planning. He has served the local community as the Treasurer of the Children's Health Council, the Secretary of the Churchill Club, the Founder of the Kona Jazz Festival and as a member of the Major Gifts Committees at Menlo School and Stanford University.

Norm earned a B.S. in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University (Phi Beta Kappa), an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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