Santa Clara University

Peter Gardner

Managing Director, Wavepoint Ventures LLC

Peter Gardner has been a venture capital investor for eighteen years and has served on the Boards of numerous venture-backed companies. He is currently a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Wavepoint Ventures, LLC, where he invests in seed stage software companies.

In addition to his role with Wavepoint, Peter is the CEO of Startgrid, Inc., a company committed to extending the ecosystems that exist in venture capital centers to entrepreneurs operating in under-resourced communities.

Peter was previously a General Partner at Allegis Capital, LLC and a Vice President at Technology Funding, Inc. These early-stage venture capital firms had assets under management of $515 million and $315 million respectively during his tenure.

Peter has an M.B.A. from The Anderson School at UCLA and a double BS in Biology and Environmental Science from Tufts University. He has advised PATH on applying venture capital to the development of technology that meets the health needs of underserved populations in the developing world.