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Steven P. Bird

Steven P. Bird, Independent Director

Steven P. Bird, an independent director since 2013, is a well known veteran of the Silicon Valley venture capital community as a result of a twenty year career working with leading venture capital funds in both venture capital investing as well as venture capital debt financing. Mr. Bird is a co-founder and has been a General Partner of Focus Ventures, located in Palo Alto, California, since its founding in 1997 and as of 2013 had over $830 million in assets under management. Focus Ventures invests in privately held, expansion stage technology companies, and Mr. Bird focuses on investments in enterprise software and internet services. Prior to co-founding Focus Ventures, from 1994 to 1996, Mr. Bird was a Managing Director at Comdisco Ventures Inc. where he was involved with debt and equity capital investments for emerging growth companies. From 1984 to 1992, Mr. Bird was a General Partner at First Century Partners, a venture capital fund affiliated with Smith Barney Inc. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Bird was a Manager at Bain & Company, a management consulting firm where he worked with companies in the communications, software, and semiconductor industries. From 1977 to 1991, Mr. Bird worked as a Senior Development Engineer in software development at Battelle Northwest Laboratories. Mr. Bird received a Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. We believe that Mr. Bird’s extensive experience with venture capital investing and venture capital debt financing qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

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