Peter Wagner is a Founding Partner of Wing. He has led investments in dozens of early stage companies, more than 25 of which have gone on to complete IPO’s or successful acquisitions. These companies include Nimble Storage, Fusion-io, Redback Networks, Riverbed, Arrowpoint Communications, Infinera, Peribit, Topspin, Omneon, and Opower, to name a few. He currently works with a private company portfolio that includes Aporeto, Blue Jeans Network, CloudPost Networks, Cumulus Networks, Gong.io, Juvo Mobile, Moogsoft, Snowflake Computing and Tigera, among others.
Before founding Wing, Peter helped lead Accel Partners for 15 years as Managing Partner. Prior to joining Accel, Peter was a line manager at Silicon Graphics, responsible for several generations of digital media and graphics workstation products. Peter previously worked with McKinsey and Company, and began his career as a physicist working in nuclear fusion research and aerospace.
Peter holds an AB in Physics from Harvard College, summa cum laude, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.
- Acopia Networks (Acquired),
- Airgo (Acquired),
- Altor Networks (Acquired),
- Amber Networks (Acquired),
- Arrowpoint Communications (IPO),
- Broadsoft (IPO),
- Complex Media Network (Acquired),
- Fusion-io (IPO),
- iBEAM Broadcasting (IPO),
- Infinera (IPO),
- Motive (IPO),
- New Edge Networks (Acquired),
- Nimble Storage (IPO),
- Northpoint Communications (IPO),
- Omneon (Acquired),
- Opower (IPO),
- Peribit (Acquired),
- Platfora (Acquired),
- Riverbed Technologies (IPO),
- Tellium (IPO),
- Timetra Networks (Acquired),
- Topspin Communications (Acquired),
- Transitive Technologies (Acquired),
- Trapeze Networks (Acquired),
- Wichorus (Acquired)
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