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DirectorPhil joined IDG Ventures SF as a Managing Director in 2006 and was previously a General Partner at WaldenVC for 10 years. At WaldenVC, Phil focused on early stage investments in new media and IT. Phil invested and served on the Boards of Bamboo.com (NASDQ: IPIX), NIKU (NASDQ: NIKU) and Vitalstream (NASDQ: VSTH). In addition, he invested in Sina.com (NASDQ: SINA), AdKnowledge (acquired by CMGI), Namezero (acquired by Verisign), Market Insight, and Iconoculture. Phil currently sits on the Boards of Telltale Games, Simply Hired and I2We.
Prior to WaldenVC, he worked as an investment banker in Robertson Stephens' New Media and Information Technology Groups. At Robertson Stephens, Phil managed initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions assignments for CBT Systems, Computer Learning Centers, Electronic Arts, Fritz Integrated Logistics, Spectrum HoloByte, Sierra On-line, and Vantive, among others. Prior to Robertson Stephens, he worked in Goldman Sachs' corporate finance group. Phil has also founded and operated three companies in the retail, non-profit, and manufacturing industries.
He is also Co-Chairman/Founder of the VCNetwork (www.vcnetwork.org) and the YVCA; two non-profit organizations consisting of over 1,000 venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. Each year Phil manages social networking events which include the participation of 50% of the Valley’s General Partners. In addition, Phil serves on the Board of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists (WAVC, wavc.net)
Phil received his Master of Business Administration with Honors from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Honors from Hamilton College.