Mr. Lars Leckie serves as Managing Director at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. He also serves as Board Member at Cheetay. He was a Board Member at PLUMgrid. He serves as Charter Member at C100 Association. He has played a key role in the firm's investments in SaaS, virtualization, cloud and mobile technologies. Prior to joining Hummer Winblad Venture Partners in 2006, Lars was involved in founding and operational roles at start-up companies. He was a co-founder of AutoFarm (now Novariant), a company focused on GPS and robotics. Lars was in charge of strategy, product marketing, business development and building the sales team across three continents. While Lars spends less time programming now, he started his technical career coding and hacking computer games. He is the holder of several US patents. Lars has a Masters of Science (Engineering) from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of business. He also holds an Engineering Physics degree from Queen's University (with Honors). Lars sits on the board of the SIIA (Software Information Industry Association) and is a founding charter member of the C100 (Canadians in the Silicon Valley). Lars currently sits on the board of Kiip, Piston, Innovative Leisure, Aria Systems and Influitive. He has played a key role in the firm's investments in Karmasphere (Big Data Analytics) and NuoDB (Scalable SQL database). He also serves as the Board Member at Amberdata.