Ray joined Venrock in 1988 and after 20 years and over 40 investments, his passion for building companies continues. His venture capital career has its roots at Yankee Atomic Electric as a nuclear engineer, at Sun Microsystems and with two failed startups. An engineer at heart with a keen insight into product markets, Ray loves to tinker with technology. In addition to GENBAND, he is a director on the board of Aria Systems, CloudFlare, CoreTrace, Hyper9, Imperva, PGP, RedSeal Systems, Transonic Combustion and Check Point Software. Ray serves on the Board of Trustees of the Texas A&M Foundation, where he chairs the investment committee. Ray also serves on the Visiting Committee of the MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering Department and on the board of directors of NVCA. Ray earned his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University, his S.M. in Nuclear Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.