A  David Cheriton


     Office Locations:

Stanford University
Gates 439, 353 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-1131
Fax: 650-725-2588



  • Seed



  • Information Technology



    David R. Cheriton is a Canadian-born computer science professor at Stanford University. According to published reports, Cheriton is a billionaire as a result of his investments in technology companies. Cheriton co-founded Granite Systems with Andy Bechtolsheim, a company developing gigabit Ethernet products, acquired by Cisco Systems in 1996. He was also a co-founder, in 2001, of Bechtolsheim's next startup company, Kealia, which was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2004. Cheriton is also credited for connecting Stanford students Sergey Brin and Larry Page with venture capitalists at Kleiner Perkins, thus becoming one of the early investors that helped get Google off the ground. He received his Masters and PhD degrees from the University of Waterloo in 1974 and 1978, respectively, and spent three years as an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia before moving to Stanford.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    David Cheriton PhD
    Marianne Siroker


    Portfolio companies include:

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