Steve Papa is an active founder and venture capitalist. As founder of Parallel Wireless he is making the deployment of the carrier-grade LTE RAN as easy as deploying enterprise Wi-Fi. As investor, he is active both as a founding investor and a board partner for Andreessen Horowitz.
Previously he founded and led the big data database company Endeca until it was Oracle’s largest private company acquisition, reported at $1.1 billion when announced in 2011. Endeca launched at Demo 2001 and pioneered the now ubiquitous faceted search and query. He got his high-tech career started at Inktomi where he created the company’s carrier class caching business and then helped launch Akamai. Steve studied at Princeton and Harvard where is an advisor to both their respective entrepreneurship programs.