Doug Dooley joined the Alliance as an experienced Silicon Valley executive for companies such as Cisco, Inktomi, Intel, Nortel, Juniper, NetScreen, Neoteris, and Ringcube/Citrix. In 2014, he transitioned to Venrock as a Venture Capitalist where he’s focused his expertise on infrastructure and security investments. “There is something to be said about the Alliance, and how it allows you to elevate yourself to see more broadly, beyond your own company,” Doug said. He comments that VCs have to practice using their executive muscle to think about businesses in a different way, with a broader perspective. His Alliance participation has been extremely helpful to him, where he’s experienced a willingness to share ideas, support one another, think long term, and maintain an entrepreneurial spirit of taking risks that are worth taking, which are all ingrained in Venrock’s culture of innovation.