Jeff Herbst

Nvidia Vice President of Business Development and Head of Inception GPU Ventures

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Nov 2017 - Present

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Mar 2016 - Present


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2001 - Present


Vice President of Business Development and Head of Nvidia GPU Ventures

Senior executive, and member of the executive staff, in charge of strategic business development function and venture investments for Nvidia (the world leader in visual computing with revenues in excess of $10B/year). Responsibilities include overall ecosystem development including our GPU Ventures Program, mergers and acquisitions strategy, partnerships and other strategic business relationships and transactions. Nvidia is actively looking to partner with, and make equity investments in, companies building applications that leverage our GPU ("Graphics Processing Unit") computing technologies in areas such as artificial intelligence (i.e deep learning and machine learning), data science and analytics, visual computing and gaming, high performance computing, automotive and virtual/augmented reality. Please contact me if you have such an application or other idea to discuss. To see our current portfolio of 24 investments, our successes to date, and for additional information, please check out our GPU Venture Zone:

May 2011 - Apr 2016

Rocketick Technologies Ltd.

Board Observer

Jul 2010 - Dec 2013

Geomerics (now part of Arm)

Board Member

Acquired by ARM


Sep 2005 - Nov 2007

mental images

Board Member

Acquired by Nvidia

2000 - 2001

Alterego Networks (acquired by Macromedia)

Executive Vice President of Strategy, Corporate Development and Operations

Senior executive for wireless software infrastructure company. Responsible for strategic business development, overall P/L management and operations, HR, legal, finance, IT and network operations, international expansion and operations.


1999 - 2000


Vice President of Corporate and Business Development

Head of 30 person business development organization responsible for the entire Altavista network, including search. Responsible for all mergers and acquisitions, international joint ventures/franchises, content and distribution relationships, strategic partnerships and investments, and related integration activities

1992 - 1999

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati


Partner at the world's leading technology law firm with broad practice combining general corporate and securities law (eg. venture finance, IPOs) and IP/technology licensing. Clients ranged from venture capital start-ups to fortune 500 companies, as well as major venture capital and investment banking firms. Elected partner in 1997.


1990 - 1992

Latham & Watkins

Associate Attorney

1989 - 1990

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Judicial Clerk

Law clerk to the Honorable Glenn L. Archer, Jr. Specialized in handling appeals of patent and other intellectual property-related cases.


Brown University

B.S. with Honors, Computer Science

Stanford University


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