Peter C. Wendell
United States of America
Mr. Peter C. Wendell serves as Managing Director at Sierra Ventures. He previously served as General Partner of the firm. Mr. Wendell serves as Managing Director and General Partner at Sierra Ventures VIII, L.P. He serves as Special Advisor at Gobi Partners and WestBridge Capital Partners LLC. Mr. Wendell founded Sierra Ventures in 1982. Since 1991, Mr. Wendell has held a faculty appointment at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business where he teaches "Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital". In July 2001, Mr. Wendell was honored by Forbes magazine as one of the 100 best technology venture investors in the United States and in January 2002, was one of 15 venture capitalists named on Upside magazine's Elite 100 list of influential U.S. leaders in technology, finance and business. Prior to founding Sierra Ventures, Mr. Wendell spent 10 years with IBM where he was employed in a variety of marketing and sales positions. He also serves as the Chairman of The Board of the Princeton University Investment Co. (PRINCO). He serves as the Non Executive Chairman at Astra Business Services, Inc. He is serving a 10-year appointment as a Charter Trustee of Princeton University. He has been an Independent Director of Merck & Co., Inc. since September 23, 2003. He serves on the board of directors of the school's associate's board. He served as a Director of WestBridge Crossover Fund, LLC and WestBridge Capital Partners LLC. He served as a Director of NovaMed Inc. He served as a Director of Barnes & Noble.com Professional, Technical and Business Bookstore since September 1996. He served as a Director of DBS Communications, Inc. since December 2004. Mr. Wendell has received multiple awards from both Princeton and Harvard for his leadership and service. He graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Mr. Wendell earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.
His research interest is in medical research marketing