Artifact Details

Title

Waite, Charlie oral history

Catalog Number

102706877

Type

Moving image

Date

2017-02-16

Participants

Hancock, Marguerite Gong, Interviewer
Rothrock, Ray, Interviewer
Waite, Charlie, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

San Francisco, CA

Format

MOV

Description

Charlie Waite was born in 1930, grew up in Connecticut and served in the Army or Army Reserve for 20 years. He spent his career in venture capital, starting in 1960 with American Research and Development Corporation (ARDC), one of the very earliest venture capital firms. He joined at the invitation of its founder, General George Doriot, who had been one of his professors at Harvard Business School. Although he had great respect for Doriot, the compensation system at ARDC was not to his liking, so he joined another colleague, Bill Elfers, in the founding of their own venture firm, Greylock Partners, in 1966. Charlie was a catalyst in moving the firm outside its Boston base, establishing a west coast office in Silicon Valley in the late 1999. Waite led many successful investments in IT and biomedical fields throughout his career and helped make Greylock a leader in the venture community over 50 years. At the time of this interview, Charlie was retired and living in San Francisco

Category

Oral history

Subject

NEA (National Endowment for the Arts); Venture Capital; ARDC; American Research and Development; Greylock; Elfers, Bill; Cox, Howard; McCance, Henry; Strohm, Dave; Harvard Business School; HBS

Collection Title

CHM Oral History

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8101.2017
 

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