Rouz Jazayeri has spent his entire career in Silicon Valley working across different roles in venture capital, engineering, and business development.
Prior to co-founding Catapult Ventures, Rouz worked at Kleiner Perkins where he started as John Doerr’s Chief of Staff. He then focused on early stage Hard-Tech investing where he worked very closely with over a dozen portfolio companies. He also established and led KP’s business development practice, responsible for building long-term strategic partnerships between Fortune 500 companies and KP’s portfolio companies. Rouz helped support and build several KP portfolio companies: Ring (acquired by Amazon), LuxVue (acquired by Apple), MyFitnessPal (acquired by Under Armour), iControl (acquired by Comcast and alarm.com), Bloom Energy (NYSE: BE), DJI, Ambiq Micro, and Quantumscape.
Earlier in his career, Rouz worked at Intel where he helped establish and grow Intel’s business with Apple which included the complete transition of the Macintosh product line to Intel CPUs. He also worked as a research analyst for the executive office, and was a chip design engineer on Intel’s first 45nm processor.
Rouz received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, with highest distinction. Rouz’s hobbies include playing tennis and watching football (especially the Denver Broncos and Purdue Boilermakers).