John Hall has more than 21 years of experience in the venture capital industry. In 1989 he co-founded Newtek Ventures II where he was a General Partner until 1999 when he co-founded Horizon Ventures. Before becoming a venture capitalist, John had broad experience as a senior financial executive over a 20-year period including Syntex Pharmaceuticals for 7 years as the International Chemical Group Controller and Intel Semiconductors for 4 years as Group Controller of International Operations. He was a co-founder of Cadnetix, a successful EDA software company where he was CFO for 7 years, taking them through their IPO and later participating in the sale of the company for over $300M in 1989.
As a venture capitalist, John has been a member of 21 boards of directors of both private and public companies and currently serves on the boards of four private companies. He holds a B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance and an MBA in Finance from San Jose State University.