Jerry Chen

Greylock PartnersPartner

Jerry invests in entrepreneurs building new enterprise SaaS applications and in all aspects of AI and cloud infrastructure. Jerry joined Greylock in 2013 as an investor and currently sits on the Board of Docker, Cato Networks, Gladly, Rhumbix, Spoke, and Blend. Prior to joining Greylock, Jerry was Vice President of Cloud and Application Services at VMware where he was part of the executive team that scaled the company from 250 to over 15,000 employees and $5B in revenue. During his ten years at VMware, Jerry launched dozens of products including several “1.0” releases and started two new business units for VMware including the Cloud Application Platform and the Enterprise Desktop business units. In particular, Jerry enjoys the challenge of creating and defining new product categories and thinking through the challenges of Go-To-Market ( and building lasting business models ( As part of the team that created Cloud Foundry, Jerry ran the product management and marketing teams responsible for all of VMware’s application infrastructure products including vFabric, Spring, GemFire, and its big data projects. Prior to the Cloud Application Platform, Jerry created and coined the term “VDI” for virtual desktop infrastructure as part of the creation of VMware’s enterprise desktop and application virtualization businesses. Jerry received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School where he was a George F. Baker Scholar.

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