KD: Mark, tell me about your background in the software industry. MV: I have an M.S. from MIT, where I did research in the Media Lab. I started out in engineering and management roles at Intel, Borland, Red Pepper, and then PeopleSoft, after they bought Red Pepper. At Borland the user interface design team reported to my section of the R&D organization. I moved into venture capital and mergers and acquisitions and worked at Matrix Partners and helped found Pagemill Partners. My latest work is with Scale Advisors, where I help very new companies get started. I also help…
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