This week on TechCrunch TV’s Ask A VC show, we have Menlo Ventures’ Managing Director Mark Siegel in the studio. As you may remember, you can submit questions for our guests either in the comments or here and we’ll ask them during the show.
Siegel joined Menlo Ventures in 1996 and focuses on investments in data storage, cloud computing, big data and digital advertising. His active investments and board seats include Dropcam, eXelate, Invidi, Media6, Mixr, Pluribus Networks, Tintri and Voltage Security. Some of his previous board seats include 3PAR (acquired by HP), Pliant Technology (acquired by SanDisk), RNA Networks (acquired by Dell), BlueGill Technologies (acquired by Checkfree), and Rubric (acquired by Broadbase).
Prior to becoming a VC, Siegel was a product manager for Oracle’s Massively Parallel Processing Group and then managed a consulting group at Oracle dedicated to serving early customers of this product.
Siegel has some interesting thoughts on The Right Now Economy, and some of the startups that are capitalizing on this in mobile, social, cloud computing and data. I’m curious to hear more about his thought process and how startups can expand on the potential new opportunities in this “economy.”
Please send us your questions for Siegel here or put them in the comments below!