Keynote Systems, a provider of Internet and mobile cloud testing & monitoring, has elected Anthony Sun to its board of directors. Tony Sun was a general partner of Venrock Associates (Rockefeller Family Venture Funds) for over 30 years and managing general partner and CEO for the last eight years, retiring in 2010. In his career, he has invested in and advised over 60 high tech start up companies with more than two dozen successful IPOs or M&A realizations. In 2000, he founded GGV Capital, a $1 billion China-focused venture fund.
Keynote® Systems KEYN -0.15% , the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud testing & monitoring, elected Anthony (“Tony”) Sun, 60, to its board of directors at its 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders held last week. Tony Sun was a General Partner of Venrock Associates (Rockefeller Family Venture Funds) for over 30 years and Managing General Partner and CEO for the last eight years, retiring in 2010. He is the first Asian American to lead one of the nation’s leading venture capital firms and is considered by many in Silicon Valley to be the pioneering Asian American leader in technology at a time when few Asian Americans held such high level positions. In his career, Tony invested in and advised over 60 high tech start up companies with more than two dozen successful IPOs or M&A realizations. In addition, in 2000, he founded GGV Capital, a successful $1 billion China-focused venture fund.
Tony currently serves on the boards of CM Capital, Knightsbridge Advisers , Cognex Corporation CGNX -0.18% , and various other privately held companies.
Tony is also the Chair of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and currently serves on the boards of the MIT Center for International Studies, the Harvard China Fund, the Singapore University of Technology and Design (a new University founded in collaboration between Singapore and MIT), and the Committee of 100 (a bi-partisan organization of prominent Chinese Americans to address US-China relations). He is a member of the Stanford Associates, providing the lead gift for the Sun Field Station at the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve at Stanford University. He is the founding board member of the Harvard Business School Research Center in California, was a venture capital advisor to the U.S. Navy, a member of the International Resource Panel for the Government of Singapore and was on the board of MIT from 1998 — 2008.
Umang Gupta, Keynote System’s chairman and chief executive officer, said: “We are thrilled and honored to have Tony, a true Silicon Valley pioneer, join the Keynote board at such a pivotal point in our own company’s history. Tony participated in, and help shaped, the evolution of information technology from the early days of the semiconductor manufacturing, PC hardware and software industry, through the innovations in telecommunications, to the paradigm shift of the Internet. His unparalleled experience advising companies on growth strategies and extensive network of personal and professional contacts built up over many years across Asia, and particularly in China, will help Keynote tremendously as we begin to execute more aggressively in those markets.”
Sun added, “With the explosion in cloud and mobile computing, Keynote has significant growth opportunities. Throughout its history, Keynote has led testing and monitoring innovation with new and ground breaking products. With the recent acquisition of DeviceAnywhere the company has extended its market reach into the mobile application lifecycle management market. I am excited to work with the team as we drive to the next level.”
Tony holds a BS and MS in electrical engineering from MIT and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
In addition to Sun, Keynote’s board of directors include Umang Gupta, Keynote chairman and CEO; Charles Boesenberg, former chairman and CEO, NetIQ; Mohan Gyani, former president and CEO of AT&T Wireless Mobility; Jennifer Johnson, EVP and COO of Franklin Resources, Inc; Raymond L. Ocampo Jr., president and CEO of Samurai Surfer LLC; and Dr. Deborah Rieman, former president and CEO of Check Point Software Technologies.
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About Keynote Systems
Keynote® Systems, Inc., KEYN -0.15% is the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud testing and monitoring. Keynote maintains the world’s largest on-demand performance monitoring and testing infrastructure for Web and mobile sites comprised of over 4,000 measurement computers and mobile devices in over 275 locations around the world that enable companies to continuously improve the online and mobile experience. Known as ‘The Mobile and Internet Performance Authority™,’ Keynote offers three market-leading product platforms:
Keynote Perspective® provides on-demand performance monitoring for enterprise Web and mobile sites including online portals, e-commerce sites and B2B sites. Over 2,000 customers rely on Keynote Perspective services to know precisely how their websites, content, and applications perform on actual browsers, networks, and mobile devices.
Keynote DeviceAnywhere™ is an enterprise-class, cloud-based, mobile application lifecycle management (ALM) testing & quality assurance platform. It is used by over 1,000 mobile developers and enterprises to deliver mobile applications, content and services faster while reducing downtime and testing costs.
Keynote SIGOS offers active end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) testing and monitoring solutions for mobile, fixed and VoIP communications. Its SITE and Global Roamer products are used by over 200 network operators, content providers, carriers and regulators in over 100 countries worldwide.
Keynote’s 4,000 customers represent top Internet and mobile companies and include American Express, AT&T, Disney, eBay, E*TRADE, Expedia, Google, Microsoft, SonyEricsson, T-Mobile and Vodafone. Keynote Systems is headquartered in San Mateo, California and can be reached at http://www.keynote.com/ or by phone in the U.S. at 1-800-KEYNOTE.
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