Kellogg's 'Midas' touch
Three Kellogg alumni have been named to Forbes' yearly list of the 100 top tech investorsBy Paul Dailing
3/27/2014 - Each year, Forbes compiles the Midas List, a round-up of, in the magazine's words, "The Best Venture Capitalists in the World."
So it's no surprise Kellogg alumni are frequent faces in that prestigious crowd. Three Kellogg grads were named to the 2014 Midas List
. All three are familiar faces on the Midas List, honored for their work brokering deals in one of the most exciting, fast-paced, developing and disruptive fields in the world - the tech sector.
Meet the 2014 honorees:
Jenny Lee '01
is a managing partner with GGV Capital. Based in Shanghai, she works on cross-border deals with her colleagues in the United States. Her current portfolio includes Yodo1, Chukong Technologies, China Talent Group, Gamespedia, Playpeli and Social Touch, according to Forbes. She is No. 52 on the list.
George Bischof '94
is a partner at Meritech Capital Partners. Forbes credited the successful IPO of security hardware firm Barracuda Networks and the rising valuation of IPO-bound business-collaboration service Box with securing his place on the Midas List. He is No. 39 on the list.
Promod Haque '83
is a senior managing partner with Norwest Venture Partners. He has generated some $40 billion in exits in his more than 20 years as a venture capitalist, according to Forbes. He earned a doctorate in electrical engineering from Northwestern in 1976 before returning to Evanston for a Kellogg MBA to reinforce his existing management skills. He has been named to the list 10 of the last 11 years. He is No. 27 on the 2014 list.
Leadership lessons from Kellogg's Midas List honorees: