Peter’s Vision for YouWeb
Starting with Silicon Valley, but ultimately expanding to all major university metros in the world, YouWeb plans to establish a presence wherever there are universities with technology programs in the fields of computer science, mathematics, bio-informatics, electrical engineering, video/film, and environmental engineering.
The goal is to provide young technologists from all over the world with an opportunity to research, design, develop and promote new products and business models.
Peter is an software developer at heart by training, profession and still loves talking to developers about their software. He brings twenty five years of technology, executive management and serial entrepreneurship experience from Silicon Valley companies and has been involved in the Internet as an ArpaNet research engineer since 1983 even before the Web came along.
Peter has been actively involved in angel investments and advisory boards for over ten years including the following companies in their early stages:
- ZipPay/X.Com (merged with Paypal)
- Scient (IPO in 1999)
- FastForward Networks (acquired by Inktomi/Yahoo)
- Billeo:Payment directory services
- CytoBank: A collaboration system for clinicians and researchers in bio technology
- Co-Founder CrowdStar A social gaming company
- Co-Founder OpenFeint: The world’s largest independent social gaming network for mobile devices
- Co-Founder Spaceport: The first cross platform social game engine based on HTML5 and OpenGL
- Co-Founder Agawi: The first cloud based game streaming service designed specifically for the Post PC era
- Co-Founder Pluto: Tablet based Edutainment for Kids
Before founding YouWeb, Peter was founder and CEO of Business Signatures, the first online consumer fraud detection solution based on detecting “signatures” through click stream query processing in real time.
Business Signatures raised over 10MM dollars in venture capital from TPG Ventures and Walden International and was acquired in 2006 by Entrust, a public software company in the security sector.
Before founding Business Signatures in 2001, Peter was founding CTO for two years at Webvan Group, which filed for the largest IPO in Silicon Valley in 1999 ($8B). Peter was responsible for 400 person organization that built one of the most sophisticated supply chain platforms in the world in a record 12 months.
Webvan was subsequently sold to Kaiser Permanente for its sophisticated technology engine, which is currently used to distribute and deliver drugs, medicines and medical supplies to all Kaiser Permanente hospitals.
Before his serial entrepreneurial career, Peter was a technology executive at some of the most successful large companies in Silicon Valley involved in networking, middleware and enterprise application software.
At Oracle, Peter was founding vice president of its Internet Division, responsible for creating Oracle’s Application Server and E-Commerce Applications, now a multi-billion dollar business at Oracle which recently subsumed BEA Systems for nearly $20B.
At Hewlett-Packard’s Network Division he was principal architect of the OpenView enterprise platform, now a multi-billion dollar software and services business for HP.
Prior to HP, Peter was a research engineer working with the founders of the Internet on research projects relating IETF protocols. He was co-author, with Carl Sunshine inventor of the TCP connection handshake, of a seminal paper on network management published in ACM SigComm in 1987.
Peter holds a B.S. degree in computer science from UCLA and an M.S. degree in engineering management from Stanford University where he graduated as a Hewlett Packard Resident Fellow.
He currently resides in Atherton, California with his wife and two children.