Mark Fernandes


Mark Fernandes began his career as part of the founding team of a display company, followed by product roles at Seagate and Cisco. After his MBA, he was a Wall Street research analyst covering the software sector at Robertson Stephens and Merrill Lynch. He joined Sierra Ventures in 2002 and focuses primarily on software. Some of his prior investments include Sourcefire (IPO; M&A – Cisco $2.7B) and significant M&As by leading tech companies like Microsoft, Cisco, VMWare, Palo Alto Networks, Telstra, and more. Mark holds a BS from Mangalore University (India), a MS from UC Berkeley, and a MBA from Harvard University.

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Cloud / Developer
Digital Health
Data & Analytics


DynamicOps (acquired by VMware, Inc.)
Frontbridge Technologies (acquired by Microsoft)
Ooyala (acquired by Telstra)
RedLock (acquired by Palo Alto Networks)
Sourcefire (IPO: FIRE)

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