John Scull, Managing Director

John Scull is a co-founding Managing Director of Southern Cross Venture Partners and is based in Silicon Valley. Previously, he was a Venture Partner and member of the investment committee of the venture capital firm Allen & Buckeridge. As an active board member and investor, he brings a wealth of operational experience to the management and board of an investee company, helping build their management teams, define their strategy and improve their sales and business development efforts, secure follow-on funding and even helping them transition their operations and headquarters to the United States if required. He is or was a Board of Director member or Observer of the following portfolio companies: Aurema (acquired by Citrix), Brandscreen, Bislr, ekit (acquired by Jersey Telecom), Effective Measure, Virsto, Fultec Semiconductor (acquired by Bourns), Liaise, VaST Systems (acquired by Synopsys), Wedgetail/Vintela (acquired by Quest), Xerocoat, and Xumii (acquired by Myriad).

Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, John had a successful 20-year operational career with leading edge technology companies primarily in Silicon Valley. He has been the CEO of two successful venture backed software companies (Macromind, which merged to form Macromedia (MACR) and PF.Magic, which was successfully sold to The Learning Company). John was also an innovative marketing executive at Apple Computer, where he helped launch the Macintosh personal computer and then started and grew the company's Desktop Publishing business to over US$1B in revenues.

John Scull holds an MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor degree from the University of Oklahoma.