Board of Directors
Chairman and CEO
Peter Caswell, a Silicon Valley veteran, brings to NetBase more than 25 years of experience driving operational excellence, financial discipline and exponential revenue growth throughout technology organizations. As CEO of Siperian, Peter was responsible for the overall strategic direction, growth and management of the company. He drove the business to operating profitability and grew revenue by seven times in three years before selling to Informatica for more than $130mm in January 2010. Previously Caswell served as the CEO at Enkata Technologies and Advent Software where he grew the business 42 percent per year for nine years and achieved more than $2.5B in market capitalization. He has held executive sales and marketing positions with MSA (a Dun & Bradstreet Software company) and Hogan Systems. Peter holds the equivalent of an MBA in Management Studies and a BA in Agriculture from the Seale Hayne College in the United Kingdom.
Board Member – Altos Ventures
Anthony Lee is a General Partner of Altos Ventures. He currently serves as a director of NetBase and several other technology companies. Before joining Altos Ventures, Anthony led marketing efforts for three start-up companies. Previously, Anthony was a strategic consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he worked with clients in the telecommunications and pharmaceuticals industries. Anthony serves as Vice Chairman of TechSoup Global, the world’s largest non-profit distributor of computer software and hardware and is a founding member of the Full Circle Fund, a venture philanthropy group based in San Francisco. He received his MBA from Stanford University and earned a BA in Politics and Economics from Princeton University.
Board Member – Thomvest Ventures
Don Butler is a Managing Director with Thomvest Ventures. Don’s 20 year career spans a variety of roles with emerging growth technology companies. Don began his career doing investment banking at Lehman Brothers, where he worked on a number of initial public offerings as well as mergers and acquisitions. Don then did business development on behalf of a number of start-ups in the software and networking industries as a consultant with Asia Pacific Ventures. Don is currently on the Board of Directors for Axcient, Milyoni, NetBase, scanR, and YottaMark. Don has a B.A. in Chinese from UCLA and M.A.s in both East Asian Studies and Political Science from Stanford.
Board Member – WestSummit Capital
John is Co-Founder and Managing Director of WestSummit Capital, a leading China-based global growth equity firm focused on helping high growth technology companies access the China market. John has more than 20 years of investment and operations experience in the software and semiconductor industry. Prior to WestSummit, John was a Partner at Greenpoint Partner, an early stage investment fund focused on technology investments in the U.S. and Asia. Prior to Greenpoint, John was the China General Manager of AgateLogic, a leading programmable logic semiconductor company based in Beijing China and was also the Founder and CTO of Viaquo, a data security software company. Earlier, John was the Co-Founder and COO of Advanced Communication Devices (ACD), acquired by UTStarcom (NASDAQ: UTSI) in 2001. ACD was a leading SoC semiconductor company focusing on LAN and IP switching technology with operations in the US and Asia. Earlier in his career, John worked for Silicon Graphics and MIPS in various technical positions. John serves on the Board of Directors for WSC portfolio companies NetBase and Nexenta China, and as a Board Observer for Nexenta Systems and Tilera.