Matt Murphy (Digital)


Matt Murphy joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1999 and manages the iFund, a collaborative initiative with Apple that focuses on funding and building defining applications on the iOS platform and the mobile internet. Matt’s expertise is in mobile solutions and cloud infrastructure technology. He is either a director or works closely with the management teams of Aerohive Networks, AppDynamics, Apperian, AutoNavi, Booyah!, Drawbridge, Datameer, Egnyte, textPlus, RGB Networks, PernixData, Puppet Labs, SessionM, Shazam, shopkick, Simplivity and Stoke. Previously, Matt was a board observer at Google (from initial investment to IPO) and led KPCB’s investment in AutoNavi (Nasdaq: AMAP, 2010). He also served as a director at Pelago (acquired by Groupon in 2011), Ocarina Networks (acquired by Dell in 2010), Dash Navigation (acquired by RIM in 2009) and Peakstream (acquired by Google in 2008).

Before joining KPCB, Matt led product management at semiconductor startup Netboost (acquired by Intel) and worked at Sun Microsystems, where he led business development for the Network Systems Group and was a product line manager for networking platforms. Matt also worked in strategic and technical consulting for a number of years at Booz Allen Hamilton and Accenture.

Matt holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Other Resources ( Show All )

  1. Kleiner Perkins's Murphy on Corporate Mobile Apps [Bloomberg]
  2. How Many Social Messaging Apps Can Survive? [Bloomberg]
  3. Ask A VC: KPCB's Matt Murphy [TC]
  4. Kleiner Perkins to Invest $200 Million in Enterprise Startups This Year [Bloomberg]
  5. Insights on How Today's App Boom Differs from Dot Com Era [Appolicious]


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