Craig Sherman General Information
Mr. Craig Sherman serves as General Partner at Meritech Capital Partners. He focuses primarily on digital media and consumer services. He has led the firm's investments in Evernote, Zulily, Lynda.com and Ariosa Diagnostics. Prior to Meritech, he was Chief Executive Officer of Gaia Interactive, which he grew from a 1/2 million to over a 20 million monthly visitor pioneer in social games and online communities. Prior to joining Gaia, he served as an EIR at Benchmark Capital. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of Ancestry.com (ACOM), where he helped lead the company's pivot from a free family social network to a family history subscription service and grew the company from under $10 million to $150 million in sales and from tens of millions in losses to tens of millions in profits. Before Ancestry.com, he held senior positions at AIG: he was head of marketing and internet for all of AIG's Japanese and Korean divisions totaling over $5 billion in sales; and the general manager of AIG's property management software subsidiary, a $90 million sales company whose growth rate quadrupled during his tenure. Previous to AIG, he was Chief Executive Officer of Cendant Japan, a joint venture startup he founded with Cendant and Mitsubishi Corporation that he helped grow from inception to over $20 million in sales and profitability. Before that, he worked in product, marketing, finance and operations roles at Cendant during its growth from less than a $1 billion to over a $40 billion public company. He has personally invested in over a dozen startups including Ancestry, SurveyMonkey, Zillow and Zipcar. In addition, he has held independent board and advisory roles with Homestead (prior to its sale to Intuit), Kongregate (GameStop), Logoworks (Hewlett Packard), Netquote (BankRate), and Photobucket (Fox). He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University. He also serves as Board Member at Rev. He serves as Board Member at Roblox.