David R. Skok
General Partner, Matrix PartnersDavid Skok joined Matrix Partners as a General Partner in May 2001. He has a wealth of experience running companies. David started his first company in 1977 at age 22. Since then David has founded a total of four separate companies and performed one turn around. Three of these companies went public. He joined Matrix from SilverStream Software, which he founded in June 1996. Prior to its July 2002 acquisition by Novell, SilverStream was a public company that had reached a revenue run rate in excess of $100m, with approximately 800 employees and offices in more than 20 countries around the world.
Prior to the formation of SilverStream, David was the President and CEO of Watermark Software, a company he founded in January 1993 whose products fast became market share leaders in the document imaging marketplace. Watermark was sold in August 1995 to FileNet Corporation. David serves on the boards of AppIQ, Diligent Technologies Corporation, JBoss, Netezza, Solidworks and Virtual Iron Software. He holds a B.SC Honours Degree in Computer Science from the University of Sussex, England.
In addition to his broad focus on enterprise software, David has specific focus on the areas of Open Source software, and utility computing products for the data center.
David was recently written up on the cover of JDJ (Java Developers Journal) in an article entitled 'Investing in Professional Open Source'.