Ted Schlein is a general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He joined the firm in 1996 with a focus on early-stage technology companies in the enterprise software and infrastructure markets, including ventures within the networking and consumer security arenas. Ted has led KPCB’s involvement in a number of successful investments, including Jive Software (JIVE), IPO, ArcSight (ARST), IPO, sold to HP; Beijing Venustech (002439:Shenzhen), IPO; Corio (CRIO), sold to IBM; Extensity (EXTN), sold to GEAC; Fortify Software, sold to HP; Internet Security Systems (ISSX), sold to IBM; and Oakley Networks, sold to Raytheon. Ted was the founding CEO of Fortify, a pioneer in the software security market and now an HP company. He serves on the board of directors of 3VR, 41st Parameter, Alien Vault, Chegg, Hara, Inspirato, IronPlanet, Jive Software, Mandiant, Nebula, Reputation.com, Shape Security and Verdiem. He also oversees KPCB’s investments in Endgame, LifeLock and Bit9.
Before joining KPCB, Ted served as vice president, Enterprise Solutions at Symantec. One of Symantec’s early employees, he played an instrumental role in the company’s growth and dominance as a global software leader. Ted led Symantec’s successful move into the software utilities market, as well as the launch of its commercial anti-virus solution, an offering that quickly emerged as the industry gold standard.
Ted is the former chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a national alliance advocating the role of venture investing in job creation, technology innovation and economic development. He is also the former president of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists and serves on the board of overseers of the Engineering School at the University of Pennsylvania. Ted frequently participates as an opinion leader in public, private and government forums, providing perspectives on security technology, related investments and market adoption trends. Ted holds a B.A. degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.