General Partners

Sandy Miller

Sandy Miller

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General Partner

Sandy Miller joined Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) in April 2006. He focuses on later-stage venture and growth equity investments in technology, Internet, and digital media companies. Sandy has more than 35 years of venture capital and technology investment banking experience and has served on over 25 public, private, and philanthropic boards. He has been personally involved in over 100 IPOs. Sandy was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 100 venture capitalists in the world by his inclusion on all of the Forbes Midas Lists since 2007.

Sandy has led investments in AddThis, Carbonite (CARB), Care.com (CRCM), Constant Contact (CTCT), Data Domain (DDUP), Datalogix, FleetMatics (FLTX), LiveOps, Merchant e-Solutions, Ngmoco (DeNA), OnDeck, One Kings Lane, Placeware (MSFT), SkyStream Networks (ERIC), Supercell, US Internetworking (ATT), Vonage (VG), and Zynga (ZNGA).

Prior to IVP, Sandy was a Senior Partner with 3i, a leading global venture capital firm. He established and managed 3i's later-stage technology investing business in the United States. Earlier in his career, Sandy was a leading technology investment banker. Sandy co-founded Thomas Weisel Partners, where he was a member of the Executive Committee, Chief Administrative and Strategic Officer, and Co-Director of Investment Banking. He was also a Senior Partner at Montgomery Securities where he led the technology group. Prior to Montgomery, Sandy was a Managing Director and opened the San Francisco technology investment banking offices for Merrill Lynch and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Sandy was also a Manager of strategy consulting at Bain & Company and a securities lawyer at Pillsbury Winthrop.

Sandy serves as a Board Member of the Cantor Art Center (Stanford University Art Museum) and the Art Museum of the University of Virginia, where he was previously a College Trustee. He has also been a Trustee and Board Member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Stanford Law School, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the American Conservatory Theater, and Grace Episcopal Cathedral.

Sandy earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia (Phi Beta Kappa) and an M.B.A. and J.D. from Stanford University.

Sandy's recent writing:

  • All Things D: Stop Bashing the IPO Market — It’s Ripe for Recovery - 1/23/2013
  • Re/code: What Tech CEOs Really Need to Know, Pre-IPO - 1/21/2014
  • Contact

    Email: smiller@ivp.com

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