Ray Rothrock VC Advisor

Ray Rothrock

Former RedSeal Chairman and CEO, Former Partner, Venrock

About Ray Rothrock

RedSeal CEO Ray Rothrock is a long-time thought leader in cybersecurity and a successful investor as a Partner at Venrock, having retired in 2013. Focusing early on Internet infrastructure and security, he has an extraordinary track record in cybersecurity investments.

He often consults on trends, strategies and technologies in cybersecurity markets. He retired from Venrock in 2013 after a distinguished 25-year career in which he invested in 53 early stage technology companies including more than a dozen in cybersecurity, including Check Point Software, Vontu, PGP, P-Cube, Imperva, Cloudflare, CTERA, and Shape Security.  He remains on the board of Check Point Software (NASDAQ: CHKP). Ray was the 2012-13 chairman of the National Venture Capital Association. Ray was selected #49 on the Forbes Midas List for 2012 for his venture track record and #63 in 2013.

Ray is presently a member of the MIT Corporation. Ray targets his philanthropic interests primarily at climate change, education and the performing arts.


1977 Texas A&M University, B.S. Nuclear Engineering, Summa Cum Laude

1978 M.I.T., S.M., Nuclear Engineering

1988 Harvard Business School, MBA with Distinction