Debby Meredith joined Jafco Ventures as a Venture Partner in 2003 bringing over twenty years of start-up experience managing engineering teams and developing innovative products. Given the nature of her work with early-stage companies, Debby provides great insight into the operational capabilities of potential investment opportunities and effectively helps scale portfolio companies. She is a highly sought after resource for many companies in Silicon Valley.
Life Before Jafco
Before joining Jafco Ventures, Debby was a Venture Partner with Mohr, Davidow Ventures, where she worked with portfolio companies as an interim VP of Engineering or CEO. Earlier in her career, Debby was with AOL/Netscape where she held several positions including Senior Vice President of Strategic Technologies and Products, VP of Browser Products and Chief Quality Officer. Prior to Netscape, she was VP of Engineering for Collabra Software and VP of Development for Slate. Debby also held key technical positions at Metaphor Computer Systems, Logitech and Bell Laboratories.
Engineering Consulting Experience
Along with her role at Jafco Ventures, Debby takes on consulting assignments for a variety of well-regarded venture-backed companies, often serving as interim VP of Engineering until a replacement can be found with her help. In her consulting roles, she actively works with technical teams on all aspects of the challenges of an engineering organization including process, quality assurance, scaling, management and recruiting.
Debby's past clients include Good Technology (Motorola), NearbyNow, OpenTable (OPEN), Proofpoint (PFPT), Scribd, Socialtext and Voltage Security. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Computer History Museum.
Debby earned a Master of Science degree in computer science from Stanford University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Michigan.
"I really enjoy working with Jafco. It is a team that values serious work, is grounded in reality but also knows how to have fun."