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H. DuBose Montgomery

Founder & Partner Emeritus
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DuBose was a founder of Menlo Ventures in 1976 and, for almost 40 years, led many of Menlo’s investments in the medical and information technology sectors. His prior investments include: Asthmatx, acquired by Boston Scientific (BSX); EndoVascular Technologies, acquired by Johnson & Johnson (JNJ); Entone Technologies, acquired by Amino Technologies (AMO); Frame Technology Corporation, acquired by Adobe Systems (ADBE); Freightquote, acquired by C.H. Robinson (CHRW), Gilead Sciences (GILD); Infoseek Corporation, acquired by the Walt Disney Co. (DIS); LSI Logic Corporation(LSI), acquired by Broadcom (AVGO); Valid Logic Systems, acquired by Cadence Design Systems (CDNS) and VNUS Medical Technologies (VNUS), acquired by Covidien (COV).

DuBose is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (bachelor of science in electrical engineering, master of science in electrical engineering; bachelor of science in management science) and the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration (MBA with distinction). He previously served as a trustee of the MIT Corporation and on the MIT Visiting Committees for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and for Sponsored Research. He also served as vice chairman of the Menlo School Board of Trustees in Atherton.

DuBose founded Menlo Ventures when he was 27 years old. He grew up in a small rural town in South Carolina and somehow found his way to Boston to go to school at MIT and HBS. Prior to founding Menlo, he also did research at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ, and so a favorite book of his is The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation. He is an inventor on two issued patents and has been published in the Proceedings of the IEEE.

DuBose helped found four successful startups from their initial idea concepts, incorporating them and providing the only investment in their seed-stage financing. Their subsequent combined market value exceeds $100 billion.

DuBose was a founder of Menlo Ventures in 1976 and, for almost 40 years, led many of Menlo’s investments in the medical and information technology sectors. His prior investments include: Asthmatx, acquired by Boston Scientific (BSX); EndoVascular Technologies, acquired by Johnson & Johnson (JNJ); Entone Technologies, acquired by Amino Technologies (AMO); Frame Technology Corporation, acquired by Adobe Systems (ADBE); Freightquote, acquired by C.H. Robinson (CHRW), Gilead Sciences (GILD); Infoseek Corporation, acquired by the Walt Disney Co. (DIS); LSI Logic Corporation(LSI), acquired by Broadcom (AVGO); Valid Logic Systems, acquired by Cadence Design Systems (CDNS) and VNUS Medical Technologies (VNUS), acquired by Covidien (COV).

DuBose is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (bachelor of science in electrical engineering, master of science in electrical engineering; bachelor of science in management science) and the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration (MBA with distinction). He previously served as a trustee of the MIT Corporation and on the MIT Visiting Committees for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and for Sponsored Research. He also served as vice chairman of the Menlo School Board of Trustees in Atherton.

DuBose founded Menlo Ventures when he was 27 years old. He grew up in a small rural town in South Carolina and somehow found his way to Boston to go to school at MIT and HBS. Prior to founding Menlo, he also did research at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ, and so a favorite book of his is The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation. He is an inventor on two issued patents and has been published in the Proceedings of the IEEE.

DuBose helped found four successful startups from their initial idea concepts, incorporating them and providing the only investment in their seed-stage financing. Their subsequent combined market value exceeds $100 billion.

Investments

Our Portfolio
Entone logoAcquired by Amino Technologies
Entone logo

Entone was a provider of hybrid TV and media hub solutions that integrated broadcast television, DVR, web media services, and personal media sharing.

Milestones
  • 1999 Founded
  • 2003 Partnered, Series A
  • 2015 Acquired by Amino Technologies
gilead NASDAQ: GILD
gilead
gilead.com

Gilead is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need.

Milestones
  • 1987 Founded
  • 1987 Incubated by Menlo Ventures
  • 1992 IPO; NASDAQ: GILD
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Infoseek logoAcquired by Disney
Infoseek logo
thewaltdisneycompany.com

Infoseek was a popular search engine that pioneered marketing advertisements on its site and developed behavioral targeting algorithms.

Milestones
  • 1994 Founded
  • 1998 Partnered
  • 1999 Acquired by Disney
Infoseek graphic
LSI Corporation logoAcquired by Broadcom
LSI Corporation logo
broadcom.com

LSI Corporation designed semiconductors and software that accelerated storage and networking in data centers, mobile networks, and client computing.

Milestones
  • 1981 Founded
  • 2014 Acquired
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bostonscientific.com

Asthmatx was a medical device company focused on helping patients breathe easier. The company developed a catheter-based outpatient procedure that provided long-lasting and improved asthma control for adult severe asthma patients.

Milestones
  • 2010 Acquired
Asthmatx
Asthmatx was a medical device company focused on helping patients breathe easier. The company developed a catheter-based outpatient procedure that provided long-lasting and improved asthma control for adult severe asthma patients.
Acquired by Boston Scientific

EndoVascular Technologies designed, developed, and manufactured minimally invasive endovascular systems to repair diseased or damaged vascular structures.

Milestones
  • 1989 Founded
  • 1997 Acquired by Guidant
EndoVascular Technologies
EndoVascular Technologies designed, developed, and manufactured minimally invasive endovascular systems to repair diseased or damaged vascular structures.
Acquired by Guidant
adobe.com

Frame Technology Corporation was the original developer of the FrameMaker document processor.

Milestones
  • 1986 Founded
  • 1995 Acquired
Frame Technology Corporation
Frame Technology Corporation was the original developer of the FrameMaker document processor.
Acquired by Adobe

Freightquote is an online transportation broker of freight services throughout North America, providing shipping rates for national and regional freight carriers.

Milestones
  • 1998 Founded
  • 2015 Acquired by C.H. Robinson
Freightquote
Freightquote is an online transportation broker of freight services throughout North America, providing shipping rates for national and regional freight carriers.
Acquired by C.H. Robinson

Valid Logic Systems was a technology company that manufactured and distributed commercial electronic design automation systems.

Milestones
  • 1989 Acquired by Cadence Design Systems
Valid Logic Systems
Valid Logic Systems was a technology company that manufactured and distributed commercial electronic design automation systems.
Acquired by Cadence Design Systems

VNUS Medical Technologies, Inc. developed, manufactured, and marketed the closure system used in the treatment of venous reflux disease.

Milestones
  • 2004 IPO; NASDAQ: VNUS
VNUS Medical Technologies
VNUS Medical Technologies, Inc. developed, manufactured, and marketed the closure system used in the treatment of venous reflux disease.
NASDAQ: VNUS