David Walrod Leaves Oak

David Walrod has left Oak Investment Partners, where he was a Palo Alto-based general partner who focused on chips, wireless/wireline communications and Internet services and infrastructure. 

Oak managing partner Annie Lamont said that Walrod is “moving on to pursue other interests,” and that I’d have to talk to Walrod for additional info. So I called Walrod at his Palo Alto home. The brief conversation confirmed that he is “making a change,” but beyond that said the Oak statement would “speak for itself.”

If anyone can help me escape the info circle, please be a dear and let me know. I promise to do the same…

Walrod joined Oak in April 1999 as a principal, and was promoted to general partner when the firm closed its tenth fund in 2001. His current (about to be ex-) board seats include CoVi Technologies, Cyren Call, Integrated Solutions, LumaSense, NextG Networks, NR2B, Orange Broadband, SmartDrive, UltraDots and Wavestream.

Oak has no current plans to replace Walrod’s position in Palo Alto, where he was one of two GPs. The firm has four GPs remaining, to go with four managing partners, nine venture partners and ten other investment professionals. It is currently investing out of its eleventh fund, which closed last year with $2.56 billion.