Greylock Partners names VMware VP Chen partner


chenVenture capital firm Greylock Partners has appointed former vice president of cloud and application services at VMware Jerry Chen as partner.

As part of Greylock’s enterprise investment team, Chen, pictured, will focus on cloud and application infrastructure and new enterprise applications.

In his previous job Chen ran the product management and marketing teams responsible for VMware’s application infrastructure products and its big-data projects.

Greylock said in a blog post, “Jerry is joining Greylock at an exciting time in the enterprise software market and in our portfolio. The enterprise space is undergoing a massive transformation driven by growth in cloud and mobile computing, big data, and the consumerization of IT. We see this within our enterprise portfolio at Greylock with several successful IPOs in the past 2 years

“Jerry’s experience gives him a unique view of these rapid shifts in the enterprise technology space, and we’re thrilled to have him on board as we move into what he and others have referred to as a ‘post-server era’.”

Last month CEO of Greylock-backed Just Eat David Buttress said the company was considering an IPO at some point in the future.

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