Matt Murphy

Managing Director, Menlo Ventures

Matt Murphy joined Menlo Ventures in 2015 as a Managing Director. He focuses on multi-stage investments across enterprise infrastructure and mobile-first applications. Matt is either a director or works closely with the management teams of AppDynamics, Drawbridge, Egnyte,, InstartLogic, PernixData, Puppet Labs, SessionM, Shazam, Simplivity and Usermind.

Previously, Matt was a General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers for over 15 years. In addition to investing in the companies above, he was an observer at Google (from initial investment to IPO), launched the iFund in ’08 (a collaborative initiative with Apple to build the defining applications on the iOS platform), and led KPCB’s investments in AutoNavi (Nasdaq: AMAP, 2010) and Aerohive Networks (Nasdaq: HIVE, 2014). He also served as a director at Shopkick (acquired by SK Planet 2014), Ocarina Networks (acquired by Dell in 2010), and Peakstream (acquired by Google in 2008).

Before joining KPCB, Matt worked at semiconductor startup Netboost (acquired by Intel) where he led product management, and prior to that 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. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Stanford University Engineering Venture Fund, is on the Board of Advisors for the Tufts University Electrical Engineering School.