Peter Herz

Peter Herz

Serial entrepreneur, angel investor and advisor to startups

Redwood City, CA

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Currently, CEO of irisnote, Inc.

Experienced executive, investor, advisor and board member in early stage and mezzanine technology companies.

Previously, founding CEO of 3ware, a privately held, venture backed packet switched storage controller company funded by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), US Venture Partners, Selby Venture Partners, QTV Capital and others. Acquired in 2004 by AMCC for $150 Million in cash.
Work History
  • January 2016 - Present

    Managing Director

    Food System 6

  • October 2004 - Present

    Member, Board of Directors

    Kendall Investments

    Private equity fund-of-funds management company, investing globally across a range of private equity styles including buyouts, venture capital, and distressed debt.
  • September 2000 - Present


    WUCO Capital, LLC

    Consulting & investment company.
  • March 2004 - November 2016

    Member, Board of Directors

    IPextreme, Inc.

  • December 2011 - August 2013


    irisnote, Inc.

    Enabling scientists and researchers to go from paper to the first leap into automation! It's a big deal because 80% of researchers are still using paper lab notebooks!
  • October 2009 - June 2010



    Illuminating human biology through modeling & simulation.
  • May 2000 - May 2004

    VP Business Development

    3ware, Inc. (acquired by AMCC)

  • February 1997 - April 2000

    President & CEO

    3ware, Inc.

  • May 1996 - August 1997

    Director of North American App

    Infineon Technologies

  • 1993 - 1996

    Director of Consulting


  • Carnegie Mellon University

    Nov - Nov
  • Eastbourne College

    Nov - Nov