Steve Harrick joined Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) in October 2001. He focuses on investing in later-stage technology companies with exceptional growth potential. Specifically, Steve targets Internet, communications and technology-enabled services companies which have the potential to become leaders in their respective markets. He enjoys working closely with committed entrepreneurs to help create businesses that are both respected and revolutionary. Steve was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 100 venture capitalists in the world by inclusion in the 2009 Midas List. Steve led IVP’s investments in Aster Data Systems, Business.com (RHD), CafePress, eHealth (EHTH), MarkMonitor, Motion Computing, MySQL (JAVA), RGB Networks, Teros (CTXS), Tripwire, Varolii and WebEx Communications (WEBX), and has been actively involved in IVP's investments in ArcSight (ARST) and Danger (MSFT). Steve currently serves on the Board of Directors of MarkMonitor and is a Board Observer at Aster Data Systems, Handango, Motion Computing, RGB Networks, Varolii and Tripwire. Before joining IVP, Steve worked for the Internet Capital Group (ICG) in San Francisco, CA. As Vice President of Acquisitions, his responsibilities included identifying and executing strategic acquisitions, generating partner company liquidity and providing strategic and operational advice to management teams. Steve focused on enterprise applications and infrastructure while at ICG and was extensively involved in the expansion and successful sales of both of Centrimed and EmployeeLife. Prior to ICG, Steve worked for Highland Capital Partners in Boston, MA. At Highland, his focus on Internet technologies and software led to several successful investments including Gamesville, Raindance, RoweCom and Webline Communications. Steve's success in venture investing on both the East and West coast allows him to provide valuable guidance to management teams within IVP's portfolio. Before entering the venture capital industry in 1997, Steve worked in new business development for Netscape Communications in Mountain View, CA and as a Financial Analyst in mergers and acquisitions for Morgan Stanley in New York, NY. Steve earned a B.A. in History from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.