Cynthia Ringo

Cyn­thia Ringo was for­mer­ly a Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Van­tage­Point Ven­ture Part­ners from 2002 to 2008 where she was Group Leader of the Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Sys­tems, Inter­net and Media Prac­tice. Ms. Ringo served as a Board Mem­ber of the fol­low­ing Van­tage­Point port­fo­lio com­pa­nies: Entri­sphere, Klipsh, Tym­phany, Widevine, Live­scribe, Prov­ina and Meriton.

Pri­or to Van­tage­Point Ven­ture Part­ners, Ms. Ringo served as the CEO of Cop­per­com, a next-gen­er­a­tion net­work switch­ing com­pa­ny, from 1998 to 2001 and was the Chair­man of the Board from 2001 to 2002. While at Cop­per­com Ms. Ringo took the com­pa­ny from pre-rev­enue and five employ­ees to an indus­try leader in two new com­mu­ni­ca­tions mar­kets. Cop­per­com was acquired by Heico Cor­po­ra­tion in 2003. Pri­or to Cop­per­com Ms. Ringo was the SVP of Cor­po­rate Devel­op­ment and Busi­ness Units at net­work­ing com­pa­ny Madge Net­works from 1993 to 1997. While at Madge Net­works Ms. Ringo had P&L respon­si­bil­i­ty for 3 busi­ness units with $400 mil­lion rev­enue and 500 staff, and iden­ti­fied and nego­ti­at­ed acqui­si­tions worth over $500 mil­lion. Ms. Ringo was the VP Mar­ket­ing and Sales at data ware­hous­ing soft­ware com­pa­ny Red Brick Sys­tems from 1990 to 1993. From 1980 to 1990 Ms. Ringo held var­i­ous legal, sales, mar­ket­ing, busi­ness devel­op­ment, and con­sult­ing roles.

Ms. Ringo serves on the board of direc­tors of the Bay Area BUILD and is a mem­ber of Wom­en­Cor­po­rate­Di­rec­tors (WCD) Foun­da­tion.  She also served on the board of the Forum for Women Entre­pre­neurs from 2000 to 2004, and as Chair of the Board for 2001 through 2003. Ms. Ringo is a men­tor to Stan­ford University’s Grad­u­ate School of Busi­ness, Cen­ter for Entre­pre­neur­ial Stud­ies. She also serves as an advi­sor to sev­er­al orga­ni­za­tions includ­ing: the SVFo­rum, a Sil­i­con Val­ley lead­er­ship forum, Astia, sup­port­ing women-led entre­pre­neurs, as a judge for the MacArthur Foun­da­tion’s 100&Change com­pe­ti­tion, a mem­ber of the Emer­i­tus Board, Water­mark and is a mem­ber of Broad­way Angels. Ms. Ringo received a BS in Legal Sys­tems from Geor­gia State Uni­ver­si­ty and a JD from Emory Uni­ver­si­ty School of Law.