Russell Siegelman

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"Russell spent 11 years as a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), where he invested in consumer and technology related technologies and markets, including software, electronic commerce, Web services, semiconductors, mobile systems, media and telecommunications. He currently serves on the boards of several KPCB companies, including Friendster, Lilliputian Systems, Pixtronix and RazorGator. Russell also leads KPCB's investment in WildBlue Communications.

"Russell splits his time between angel investing, non-profit boards and teaching. He has made personal investments in SnapVine (sold), Yardbarker, idapted, PixelPipe, Triggit and AdNectar. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board of Sustainable Conservation, Russell is a Trustee at The Nueva School and a Director of the Positive Coaching Alliance. Russell is also an instructor in the Stanford Graduate School of Business course "Evaluating Entrepreneurial Opportunities."

"Russell joined KPCB after seven years at Microsoft, where he helped launch several networking and Windows products and later worked directly for Bill Gates, resulting in the formation of Microsoft Network (MSN), Microsoft's online service. Russell became the first employee of this division and its General Manager and then Vice President. Under his direction, MSN was developed and launched and reached over one million paying members. Russell was also responsible for the formation of the Slate project, Microsoft's World Wide Web political and arts commentary. He recruited the editor, Michael Kinsley, and was the business manager in charge of Slate until he left Microsoft in July 1996."[1]

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  1. Board, Sustainable Conservation, accessed January 28, 2011.
  2. Board, Innovations for Poverty Action, accessed December 14, 2022.