Artifact Details

Title

An evening with legendary venture capitalist Arthur Rock, in conversation with John Markoff

Catalog Number

102658253

Type

Text

Date

2007-05-01

Contributor

Markoff, John, Interviewer
Rock, Arthur, Interviewee
Sanguedolce, Bob, Editor

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

18 p.

Description

Arthur Rock, long time technology venture capitalist, describes in an interview with John Markoff how his investing career began and his involvement helping form some of the first Silicon Valley technology companies. Rock grew up in Rochester New York and began his career on Wall Street after graduating from Harvard Business School. While at the investment firm, Hayden Stone, Rock meets and helps fund the “Traitorous Eight” engineers at Shockley Laboratories including Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore who together began Fairchild Semiconductor. Moving to Silicon Valley, Rock forms the venture capital firm of Davis and Rock and begins a series of technology venture capital investments over three decades that help form companies including Intel, Intersil, Scientific Data Systems, Teledyne and Apple Computer. Since the mid-1990’s, Rock has been an active philanthropist supporting efforts in childhood education and corporate governance.

Watch this event on CHM's YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLRX_kwYNNE&feature=plcp

Category

Transcription

Subject

Rock, Arthur; Markoff, John; Apple Computer, Inc.; Corporate Governance; Fairchild Semiconductor; General Transistor; Grove, Andrew S.; Harvard Business School; Hayden Stone; Intersil; Jobs, Steven, 1955-; Kleiner, Gene; Moore, Gordon; Palevsky, Max; Scientific Data Systems (SDS); Silicon Valley; Stanford University; Teledyne; Rock and Davis; Terman, Fred; Wozniak, Stephen Gary, 1950-; Xerox Corporation

Collection Title

CHM Lecture Collection

Lot Number

X4795.2009