Tench Coxe

Managing Director, Sutter Hill Ventures

Tench Coxe focuses his investments in telecommunications hardware, application software, semiconductors, and payment infrastructure.
Tench joined Sutter Hill in 1987 following his tenure with Digital Communications Associates in Atlanta, where he managed T-1 products and directed internal MIS and marketing. Previously he worked with Lehman brothers in New York City, where he was a corporate financial analyst specializing in mergers and acquisitions as well as debt and equity financing.
His current directorships include Artisan Partners, Mattersight Corp., Kineto Wireless, NVIDIA, PINC Solutions, RedSeal Systems, Ruckus Wireless, SeeSaw Networks, Swift Financial and Tower Cloud, Inc. He was also responsible for the firm’s investment in Alteon Networks, @mobile, Avant!, Copper Mountain Networks, Edify, Legato, Lynk Systems, Network Appliance, Grand Junction, NCD, OnStream Networks, Synernetics, Primary Access, and XcelleNet.
Tench graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in economics. He earned his MBA in 1984 from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business.