DocuSign founder Tom Gonser joins Seven Peaks as partner

Tom Gonser, the DocuSign founder who earlier this year stepped down as chief strategy officer at the company he launched in 2003, has joined Seven Peaks Ventures in Bend, Oregon, as a partner. Gonser said he will focus on entrepreneurs in the following sectors: enterprise workflow apps, smart contracts and blockchain, and identity and identity proofing. Gonser is the fourth operator to join Seven Peaks Ventures as a partner, alongside Matt Abrams and Steve Barham, who each joined last year from Oracle and LinkedIn, respectively; and Corey Schmid, who has a background in digital health and was most recently at Philips.

Seven Peaks founder and Managing Director Dino Venditti founded the firm in 2013. It is currently investing from a $7.4 million fund that targets startups in and around Oregon, although the firm’s portfolio also includes companies in San Francisco, Colorado and Utah.