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Jenifer Green

ARTIST BIO

​I grew up in Bulgaria. I was lucky enough to finish high school a year after the Berlin Wall fell, and for the first time it was feasible for somebody like me to leave the country and come to the U.S. to get an education.


My parents were workaholics, although there was no benefit to being a workaholic in a communist country. My mom was a seamstress and my dad was a car mechanic. They taught me the value of hard work, even if there isn’t an obvious benefit.


I have always been in product management and product marketing at B2B software companies: a couple of startups, a few larger companies like VMware or Google. The three people who stand out as great mentors are Kamal Shah, who was my boss at Siebel Systems (now he is the CEO of Stackrox - a Sequoia portfolio company), Raghu Raghuram, who was my boss and mentor at VMware for eight years, and Diane Greene, who doesn't need an intro.


Every company is now a software company, and B2B software is changing radically throughout the value chain – from how software is built, to how it is delivered to customers, and how it is serviced and supported. Engineering teams are using new tools and processes to code; open source has become the de facto standard for how software is built. All of these disruptions create interesting investment opportunities.

ARTIST CHARITY

I grew up in Bulgaria. I was lucky enough to finish high school a year after the Berlin Wall fell, and for the first time it was feasible for somebody like me to leave the country and come to the U.S. to get an education.





My parents were workaholics, although there was no benefit to being a workaholic in a communist country. My mom was a seamstress and my dad was a car mechanic. They taught me the value of hard work, even if there isn’t an obvious benefit.