Santa Clara University

John Kohler

Director, Impact Capital

John Kohler brings over 30 years of technology industry and business experience to the Center.  He has been heavily involved in technology product formation and has been concentrating on Internet and Life Science startups since 1994. John's background includes twenty years of executive level positions in sales operations, product division general management and worldwide customer support at technology corporations including Hewlett Packard, Silicon Graphics and Convergent Technologies/Unisys.  He was one of the founding executives at Netscape Communications and original founder of Redleaf Group. 

 John is currently on the board of Redleaf Group, chairman of the board at Entrieva, and serves as board member and CEO of Lumicyte.  He previously led investments at AdRelevance, Mosaic Communications, NetGravity, RedCreek Communications, and Wireless Online.  John is a managing member of the UCLA Venture Capital Fund and serves on the UCLA Sciences Board of Visitors.  He has also served on the Advisory Board for the International Institute of Multimedia (IIM) at Leonard di Vinci University in Paris.  John received his bachelor's degree from UCLA and has served on advisory committees to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Council on Foreign Relations.  He is also a nationally accredited soccer coach, an avid skier, sailor, and a member of the Santa Cruz Yacht Club.