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Craig Sherman

General Partner, Meritech Capital

Craig Sherman

Craig Sherman is a managing director at Meritech Capital, a late-stage venture capital firm focused on category-defining companies including Salesforce, Netsuite, and Facebook. Craig joined Meritech in 2011 and has since led the firm’s investment in Guidespark, as well as Ariosa Diagnostics (acquired by Roche), Evernote, Lynda.com (acquired by LinkedIn), and Zulily (NASDAQ: ZU). Prior to Meritech, Craig was Chief Executive Officer of Gaia Interactive, which he grew from a half million to over a 20 million monthly visitor pioneer in social games and online communities. Prior to Gaia, Craig was Chief Operating Officer of Ancestry.com, where he helped lead the company’s pivot from a free family social network to a family history subscription service and grew the company from under $10 million to $150 million in sales and from tens of millions in losses to tens of millions in profits. Before Ancestry.com, Craig held senior positions at AIG. Previous to AIG, Craig was Chief Executive Officer of Cendant Japan, a joint venture startup he founded with Cendant and Mitsubishi Corporation that he helped grow from inception to over $20 million in sales and profitability.