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Steve O’Hara

Founder and Managing Partner | Investment Committee Member Steve O’Hara is the founder and managing partner of Valley Capital Partners. Steve brings decades of

Founder and Managing Partner | Investment Committee Member

Steve O’Hara is the founder and managing partner of Valley Capital Partners. Steve brings decades of operating and investing experience to lead Valley Capital Partners, with 18 exits among his previous investments and operational roles, including 14 billion dollar+ exits and 11 IPOs, delivering top decile returns to partners and investors.  Over the past thirty years, Steve has served on over 30 boards in Silicon Valley with co-investors from a16z, Accel, Greylock, Kleiner Perkins, Lightspeed, Sequoia, NEA, 8VC, Highland Capital, Intel Capital, Norwest, Comcast Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, Benchmark, and Index.

Current and past investments:

  • Yubico (IPO 2023)
  • Arista Networks (NYSE: ANET)
  • NetScreen (NASDAQ: NSCN, acquired by Juniper for $4.6 billion)
  • SiByte (acquired by Broadcom for $2.1 billion)
  • Cerent (acquired by Cisco for $7.2 billion)
  • Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN)
  • StorageNetworks (NASDAQ: STOR)
  • Digital Island (NASDAQ: ISLD)
  • Legato Systems (NASDAQ: LGTO)
  • Pure Digital (acquired by Cisco)
  • EuPhonics (acquired by 3Com)
  • Ipsilon (acquired by Nokia)
  • Acclaim (acquired by Level One)
  • QuantumScape (IPO 2020)
  • Affirm (IPO 2021) 
  • Renasar
  • Simility
  • Platina
  • Stellar Cyber
  • Simba Chain
  • Airvine
  • Model Op
  • Rios
  • Celera Technologies
  • Rapid Canvas
  • Beehive AI
 

Past founder exits:

  • EIR, Kleiner Perkins
  • CoreLogic (backed by Intel Capital, Mitsubishi, Jay Last; acquired by Micron Technology (NYSE: MU) in 1998
  • OnFiber Communications, backed by Andy Bechtolsheim and Vinod Khosla, and Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers (KPCB), Bear Stearns and Bechtel; acquired by Qwest (NYSE: Q) in 2006
  • Nebula, backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), Highland Capital Partners, Comcast Ventures and Innovation Endeavors, with Nebula’s other investors included Google’s first three investors — Andy Bechtolsheim, Ram Shriram and David Cheriton. Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) acquired Nebula in 2014.
Founder and Managing Partner | Investment Committee Member Steve O’Hara is the founder and managing partner of Valley Capital Partners. Steve brings decades of