John is a seasoned technology investor and entrepreneur with three decades of experience investing in and managing rapidly growing companies. Before becoming a venture capitalist, he co-founded US Order, which revolutionized online banking and went public in 1995.

John serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI) and is the Board Chair of the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. He served four years on the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) including two years on the executive committee, is Chairman Emeritus of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Board of Directors, has served as a technology policy adviser to Virginia governors Gilmore, Warner and McDonnell and has contributed his views to CNBC, The Washington Post, Tech Crunch, Fortune, VentureBeat, and the Huffington Post. John began his career at Bain & Co. and Bain Capital, where he was the first management consultant to take a full time operating role in a portfolio company.

John Backus