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Standish O’Grady co-founded Granite Ventures as the early-stage venture capital group within Hambrecht & Quist in 1992, and co-led establishing Granite as an independent firm in 1998 and growing Granite to over $1 billion of funds under management.
Standish previously served in various positions within Hambrecht & Quist’s venture capital business from 1984 to 1998. He focuses on investments in software companies. Standish currently serves on the Boards of Directors for Anaplan, HyTrust, SellPoints and TellTale Games. His prior investments include: Digimarc (DMRC); Five Across, acquired by Cisco (CSCO); Kontiki, acquired by VeriSign (VRSN); Mercury Interactive, acquired by Hewlett-Packard (HPQ); Siebel Systems, acquired by Oracle (ORCL); StepUp Commerce, acquired by Intuit (INTU); Trovix, acquired by Monster World Wide (MWW); Tumbleweed Communications, acquired by Axway; and Vignette, acquired by OpenText (OTEX).
Standish started his career as a process engineer with Intel Corporation. He leverages 25 years of venture capital experience with his background in engineering, technology and operations to guide portfolio companies through the nuances of building leading companies in emerging technology markets.
Standish holds a B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business Administration.