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Paul Madera

Co-founder & General Partner

Paul co-founded Meritech in 1999 and helps lead the firm’s consumer, enterprise and fintech practices. 

Prior to co-founding Meritech, Paul was a Managing Director and the Head of the Private Equity Group at Montgomery Securities, where he advised private tech companies on equity financings. He began his career in finance as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in New York, and prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he served in the US Air Force as an F-4 and F-16 pilot based in South Korea, Spain and Utah.

Paul has been named to the Forbes 'Midas List' multiple times, a recognition given to the world's top tech investors.

Paul holds a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He currently serves as a trustee of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and on the Board of the U.S. Air Force Academy Foundation. In addition, he is on the Defense Business Board which advises the Secretary of Defense on business and commercial practices. Paul spends his time away from the office cycling across the Bay Area to prepare for ‘century rides.'