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March 6-8, 2018 - Sonoma, CA
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Gary Little

Canvas Ventures
General Partner
Gary Little is a founding managing member of Canvas Ventures and has been a partner of Morgenthaler Ventures for 20 years. He focuses on enterprise infrastructure and application investments. Gary has twice been named to Forbes Midas List.

He has helped teams such as Mule Soft, Sonatype, Jaspersoft and Platform9 build open source projects into successful public, acquired, and growth stage businesses. His most recent investment, Kinetica, is a massively parallel SQL database that runs on GPU clusters used for AI, geospacial, and real-time analytics. Gary also serves on the boards, of Evernote, ADARA, Folloze and Totango. Past investments include Netli (Akamai), Voltage Security (HP), KnowledgeNet (Thompson), Nextag (Providence Equity) and Viewics (Roche).

Previously, Gary held several roles at Apple Computer, including SVP of Apple’s Power Macintosh Division, VP Sales Americas, and Sr. Dir. of Marketing for Apple’s Pacific division. Gary also spent seven years at Sun Microsystems as Director of Product Marketing, Director of Asia Pacific Marketing, and as Group Manager of Industry Marketing. Gary began his career as an IC design engineer. Gary earned an MBA from Harvard University and a BSEE from the University of California, Los Angeles.