I’m a co-founder and Managing Partner at NAV.VC, an innovative venture capital firm with several early stage funds investing in cybersecurity, ecommerce, mobile, higher education, digital media and the business of healthcare. We are also about to reinvent VC with our PROOF Fund. I’m based just outside Washington DC and have been investing nationally for two decades,
I’m a co-founder and Managing Partner at NAV.VC, an innovative venture capital firm with several early stage funds investing in cybersecurity, ecommerce, mobile, higher education, digital media and the business of healthcare. We are also about to reinvent VC with our PROOF Fund. I’m based just outside Washington DC and have been investing nationally for two decades, both within the DFJ network and through the firm we started in 2006. I serve on the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), the Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI), Invincea, Spotflux, BrandYourself, PokitDok and the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation. Given my interest in both politics and technology, I served as Chairman of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Board of Directors, and as a technology policy adviser to Virginia governors Gilmore, Warner and McDonnell.
Managing Partner @ Early Stage venture capital firm with a great track record of backing successful entrepreneurs. Working on a big idea in the VC space - the PROOF Fund. From 2006 to Present (9 years) Reston, VAManaging Partner @ Exits include: AuctionRover (sold to GoTo, now Yahoo), Trancentrix (sold to Ruesch International, now part of Travelex), Vente (sold to Experian), DivX (IPO), Mobile365 (acquired by Sybase, now part of SAP), GlobalLogic (acquired by APAX partners) From 1998 to 2006 (8 years) CEO @ Electronic banking pioneer. Co-founded predecessor US Order in 1990, took public on NASDAQ in 1995, merged with Colonial Data Technologies to form Intelidata in 1996. Ran combined company as CEO. While CEO, Invested $5M in startup company called Home Financial network. Returned $50M on sale. From 1996 to 1998 (2 years) Co-Founder and COO @ Sold part of business to Visa 1994. Took remaining company public 1995 From 1990 to 1996 (6 years) Herndon, VAVP Corporate Development @ Managed relationship with US Military - 65% of company's revenue. From 1987 to 1990 (3 years) CFO @ First Bain Capital portfolio company From 1985 to 1987 (2 years) Greater Salt Lake City AreaAssociate, Consultant @ Worked at Bain as an associate after graduating from Stanford. Worked there again after graduating business school. From 1981 to 1985 (4 years) Menlo Park, CA
MBA @ Stanford University Graduate School of Business From 1982 to 1984 BA, Economics @ Stanford University From 1977 to 1981 John Backus is skilled in: Venture Capital, Start-ups, Mergers, Strategic Planning, Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, E-commerce, Health Care Reform, Network Security, Corporate Development, Leadership, Venture Financing, Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Partnerships, Business Development, Deal Sourcing, Management, Mobile Devices, Private Placements, Portfolio Management, Executive Management, Strategy, SaaS, Angel Investing, LBO, Private Equity, Acquisition Integration, Due Diligence, IPO, Management Consulting, Business Planning, Competitive Analysis, Capital Raising, Corporate Finance, Growth Capital, Product Management, M&A experience, Business Modeling, Enterprise Software, Investment Banking, Buyouts, Restructuring, Investments, Emerging Markets, Go-to-market Strategy, Valuation, Mobile Applications, Analytics, Early Stage Companies