Laurel Bowden Joins Greylock Israel

Laurel Bowden has joined Greylock Partners Israel as a partner. He previously was with JVP and, before that, was a director with GE Capital. Get more info.

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Greylock Partners Israel, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on investing in information and media technology companies, today announced the appointment of Laurel Bowden as a Partner. Bowden, a veteran investor and former GE executive, joins Greylock Israel from JVP, where she led many of the firm's Israeli and European successful investments including QLIKTECH, and EARNIX, over a six year career.

Bowden joins the firm's three other General Partners, Moshe Mor, Erez Ofer and Yoram Snir.

Prior to joining Greylock Israel, Bowden was a General Partner at JVP in London, where she led the firm's European investment and business development effort, primarily in software, internet and wireless markets.

Prior to JVP, Laurel was a Director at GE Capital in London. She worked for the President of GE Capital Europe, where she led a team responsible for principal acquisitions in consumer and transport finance in Europe. Laurel also led the establishment of GE's early stage tech investment vehicle.

Before GE Capital, Laurel worked for the MAC Consulting Group (later Gemini Consulting. Laurel holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from INSEAD.

I am thrilled to be part of the Greylock Israel team, stated Bowden, and help Israeli based companies expand into the European market as well help Greylock Partners better leverage European opportunities.

Laurel is highly respected in the community, both for her track record and her hands-on style of working with entrepreneurs,” said Yoram Snir, we are delighted to have Laurel join our team. She will add significant value to our companies and deepen the cooperation with our European VC partners and entrepreneurs.

About Greylock Partners

Founded in 1965, Greylock Partners is one of the world's leading venture capital firms. Over the past 41 years, Greylock has funded and helped build several hundred successful companies. The Greylock approach uniquely puts the entrepreneur first, with Greylock working as an 'invited guest' in a highly supportive yet consultative way to help entrepreneurs build market-leading companies. Companies Greylock has funded include Ascend Communications, CheckFree, Continental Cable, Decru. In Israel, Imperva, PortAuthority, and Zend Technologies.

Greylock's offices are located in the Boston area, Silicon Valley and Israel. For more information, www.greylock.com.