Stephen J. Harrick joined IVP in October 2001 and has 21 years of venture capital experience. He focuses on investing in later-stage technology companies with exceptional growth potential. Specifically, Steve targets enterprise infrastructure, security, data analytics and disruptive consumer-focused companies which have the potential to become leaders in their respective markets. He enjoys working closely with committed entrepreneurs to help create businesses that are both respected and revolutionary. Steve was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 100 venture capitalists in the world by his inclusion in the Midas List three times.
Steve led IVP's investments in Aerohive Networks (HIVE), AlienVault, Anomali, AppDynamics (CSCO), Aster Data (TDC), Ayasdi, Business.com (DEXO), Cyence (GRWE), eHealth (EHTH), Eucalyptus Systems (HPQ), LegalZoom, MarkMonitor (TRI), MySQL (ORCL), Personal Capital, Spiceworks, Sumo Logic, Teros (CTXS), and Tripwire (Thoma Bravo). He was actively involved in IVP's investments in ArcSight (HPQ), Buddy Media (CRM), Danger (MSFT), MuleSoft (MULE), Pure Storage (PSTG), and Yext (YEXT). Steve currently serves as a Board Director or Observer for eight IVP portfolio companies.
Before joining IVP, Steve worked for the Internet Capital Group (ICG). As Vice President of Acquisitions, his responsibilities included identifying and executing strategic acquisitions, generating partner company liquidity, and providing strategic and operational advice to management teams. Prior to ICG, Steve worked for Highland Capital Partners in Boston, Massachusetts. At Highland, his focus on Internet technologies and software led to several successful investments and Steve’s experience in venture capital investing on both the East and West Coast allows him to provide valuable guidance to management teams within IVP's portfolio.
Before entering the venture capital industry in 1997, Steve worked in Business Development for Netscape Communications in Mountain View, California and in Mergers and Acquisitions for Morgan Stanley in New York, New York.
Steve earned a B.A. in History from Yale University, where he was a Varsity wrestler, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He resides in Menlo Park, California with his wife, Jennifer and their two children.