Managing DirectorGeorge Bischof joined Meritech as a Managing Director in 2008. He focuses primarily on SaaS and cloud infrastructure software, data center and enterprise infrastructure, storage and consumer Internet services companies.
George is all about outsized returns without the outsized ego.
George has led or oversees the firm's investments in BigFix (IBM), Box, ExtraHop, Fusion-io (FIO), hybris, Model N (MODN), Springsource (VMW) and Yapstone. Prior to Meritech, George spent eight years as a General Partner with Focus Ventures where his investments included: EqualLogic (DELL), Extricity (PRGN), G-Log (ORCL), Isilon Systems (ISLN/EMC), QuinStreet (QNST) and Wily Technology (CA).
Previously, George worked in Robertson Stephens’ technology investment banking group for nine years where he led portions of the firm’s e-commerce, software, and hardware/systems banking practices. George helped more than 60 companies raise over $4.5 billion in public equity offerings and private placement transactions. Notable clients included: BEA Systems, Bindview, Broadvision, Concur Technologies, Epiphany, Genesys Labs, i2 Technologies, JD Edwards, Peregrine Systems, Portal Software, QAD and Siebel Systems.
George holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He enjoys spending time with his family and is still getting used to the notion that the culture at his home now spans the wide range from Green Day to Green Eggs and Ham. George and his family can often be found on the weekends on various slopes, trails, courts and playing fields. George is on the Boards of Eastside College Preparatory School, a school founded by his brother for first generation college bound students, as well as Crystal Springs Uplands School, where George attended high school.
George has worked with:
BigFix combines endpoint and security management into a single solution that enables IT teams to see and real-time manage physical and virtual endpoints—such as servers, desktops and laptops and mobile devices.
Box was founded on a simple, powerful idea: people should be able to access and share their content from anywhere. Box’s cloud content management platform helps more than 7 million individuals and 77% of the Fortune 500 do just that.
The leading provider of iSCSI SAN storage solutions pioneered the use of IP protocols to bring the power of storage networking to the mid-market. (George's investment prior to joining Meritech)
By performing real-time analysis of application transactions across the network, database, and storage tiers,ExtraHop's APM appliance ensures that business-critical transactions do not fail.
Fusion-io is a pioneer of a new storage memory platform that significantly improves the processing capabilities within a data center by moving critical active data closer to the CPU where it is processed.
eCommerce platform suite
The leader in scale out NAS storage solutions. Isilon’s clustered storage systems delivers performance and cost-effective scale to rich media and digital content. (George's investment prior to joining Meritech)
Model N (MODN)
Model N is the leading vendor of revenue management software for life sciences and high tech companies. Today, customers manage over $150 billion of revenue using Model N’s software.
The leading provider of online vertical marketing and media solutions. Quinstreet helps customers increase sales and reduce the cost of customer acquisition. (George's investment prior to joining Meritech)
SpringSource is the leader in Java application infrastructure and management software. More than half of the Fortune 2000 utilize SpringSource solutions to build, run and manage their web applications.
Wily Technology (CA)
The market share leader in Java application performance management solutions. (George's investment prior to joining Meritech)
Yapstone is the leading electronic payments solution for the property management industry. Yapstone handles over $5 billion in annual transactions across more than 3M property units.