Paul Madera
Managing Director, Meritech Capital Partners


Paul Madera is a graduate of the USAF Academy and is currently Managing Director at Meritech Capital Partners, a $3.1 billion venture capital fund he co-founded in 1999.

He currently invests in private technology companies in the SaaS, storage, e-commerce, financial, and medical device sectors.



He began his career in finance as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York. Before entering the private sector, he served in the United States Air Force as an F-16 Instructor Pilot based in South Korea, Spain, and Utah. He also spent a tour at the Pentagon as a member of the Air Force Liaison Office where he interfaced with Senate and House Armed Services Committees.

Paul holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and B.S. in Political Science from United States Air Force Academy.