Managing Director, Shasta Ventures
Managing Director Doug Pepper joined the firm in 2016. At Shasta, a premier early-stage venture capital firm with more than $1.2 billion under management, Doug focuses on investing in SaaS and mobile companies that help enterprises optimize relationships with customers and employees. He led the firm’s investment in Beautiful.ai, a company reimagining how consumers and business users create presentations.
Prior to Shasta, Doug was a general partner at InterWest Partners for 15 years. He was the first investor in Marketo (MKTO) and served on its board of directors for 10 years through the company’s successful IPO. Besides Marketo, Doug has invested in nearly a dozen SaaS companies along the customer journey. Some of these include Appboy, Flurry, Newscred, Optimizely, Spredfast, Totango and Varolii.
Doug began his career as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York focusing on technology and healthcare before working in business development at Amazon.com. He received his B.A. degree from Dartmouth College and M.B.A. degree from Stanford University.