Mr. Terence J. Garnett is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at Garnett & Helfrich Capital since January 2000. He was a Co-Founder and Managing Director at Garnett & Helfrich Capital II, L.P. From 1995 to 2003, he was at Venrock as a Venture Partner and General Partner.
From 1990 to 1994, Mr. Garnett worked with Oracle Corporation and reported to Larry Ellison. As a part of the Managing Committee, he held the positions of the Senior Vice President of New Media Division and the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Business Development.
He serves as the Chairman of Ingres Corporation. Mr. Garnett has actively participated in the founding and building of several startup enterprise software companies including CrossWorlds, and Lightyear. Previously, he served as a Consultant in the Electronics practice at McKinsey and Company and held management positions at Tandem Computers. Many of the deals Mr. Garnett has worked on have either gone public or been acquired. He was an early stage personal investor in Siebel Systems and Checkpoint Software. During his tenure at Venrock, Mr. Garnett has led early stage financings and served on the Boards of New Era of Networks, Niku, WhoWhere?, CrossWorlds Software, Neoforma, and Netobjects. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Actian Corporation. During 2001, Forbes magazine recognized him for his venture capital contributions by placing him 22nd on their Midas list of dealmakers.
Mr. Garnett holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a B.S. degree from the University of California in Berkeley.
Terence J. Garnett