Peter Wendell founded Sierra Ventures after ten years in sales and marketing at IBM, growing the firm from a single California-based partner to over a dozen investing professionals, nine funds, and $1.5 billion in committed capital. Peter co-teaches Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, “Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital” with Google CEO, Eric Schmidt. Peter holds a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard. In addition to his venture capital activities at Sierra Ventures, Peter serves on the board of directors of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK), as one of the three officers of Princeton University’s 40-member board of trustees, and recently completed an extended term as a member of the board of the Princeton University Investment Company (PRINCO), including six years as chairman during which time PRINCO’s professional managers doubled the University’s endowment. In recognition of his work at Stanford and Princeton, Peter was awarded the National Venture Capital Association’s American Spirit Award.
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