Board of Directors
Barry is a founder of Lightspeed and focuses primarily on investments in the areas of enterprise infrastructure, communications and networking, digital media, and internet. He has fourteen years of venture capital experience and ten years of operating experience.
Prior to joining Lightspeed, Barry held executive roles in business development and general management at Cisco Systems from 1991-1997. While at Cisco, Barry established several of the company’s largest distribution channels with OEMs, Telcos/Service Providers, system integrators and VARs. He also developed Cisco’s initial merger and acquisition process and directed the first wave of acquisitions and integrations for the company.
Barry has been named multiple times to the Forbes Midas List of top venture capital investors and appeared on the initial AlwaysOn VC100 list published in 2009. Barry holds a BA in Economics and Business from UCLA and an MBA from Stanford University.
Dr. Sundar Iyer
Co-Founder & CEO
In his past experience Iyer (BS CS ‘98 IIT Bombay, MS/PhD CS Stanford ‘00/’08), co-founded Nemo Systems, where he was the CTO and Principal Architect. Nemo (acquired by Cisco Systems in '05), specialized in memory algorithms (whose mathematical framework was developed during his PhD thesis), for high-performance networking. At Cisco, Iyer co-led the network memory group, which focused on the research, development and deployment of memory solutions for Data Center and Enterprise networks. Iyer started his career as a founding member and senior architect at SwitchOn Networks (acquired by PMC-Sierra in ‘00), where he developed algorithms for associative memory and deep packet classification. In 2008, he was awarded the MIT technology review (TR35) young innovator award for his work on network memory.
Dr. Da Chuang
Co-Founder & COO
Da Chuang (BS EE ’93 Berkeley, MS/PhD EE Stanford ’97/’04) was a founding member of Abrizio Systems (a terabit switch fabric company acquired by PMC-Sierra in Aug ’99), and has past experience at both Nvidia and Adaptec. Prior to founding Memoir Systems, Da co-led the network memory group at Cisco Systems, where he helped architect and build multiple generations of high performance memory sub-systems for Cisco's Enterprise and Data Center Ethernet products.