Prior to establishing Bayless Capital, Jon was with Sevin Rosen Funds, a venture capital firm focused on early stage investments in technology based businesses, since the founding of the firm in 1981.
As a general partner of Sevin Rosen Funds, Jon focused on early stage investments and was a central figure in the creation, funding and success of dozens of companies. Typically he served as lead investor and worked closely with management teams assisting in development of their business strategy, recruiting key employees, and working on team development as the business grows.
Prior to cofounding Bayless Capital, Jeanne was the Managing Partner of the U.S. office of STAR Ventures, an international venture capital fund with $1B under management. Key exits at Star included Acopia Networks (acquired by F5), Broadbus (acquired by Motorola), AppTrigger (acquired by MetaSwitch), CedarPoint Communications (acquired by GenBand), Sipera Systems (acquired by Avaya), and Medical Present Value (acquired by Experian).
Before joining STAR, she served as Director of Strategic Investments for Intel Capital managing financially attractive investments in support of Intel’s strategic objectives. Exits at Intel included Recourse Technologies (acquired by Symantec), Kagoor Networks (acquired by Juniper), IP Infusion (acquired by ACCESS CO LTD.), and VPacket (acquired by Zhone).