Doug Pepper


Managing Director



SaaS / cloud applications

Mobile enterprise

Customer lifecycle applications

Mobile developer infrastructure


Kelly Maze

For the past 15 years, Doug has partnered with exceptional entrepreneurs to help build market leading software companies. Doug joined Shasta in 2016 to focus on investments in enterprise software with a focus on SaaS and mobile. Prior to Shasta, Doug was a General Partner at InterWest since 2000.

Doug is a rare breed. He has deep knowledge of SaaS, is a very productive board member and he connects with the entrepreneurs he invests in. Doug is refreshingly candid, collaborative and easy to work with. Overall, a great venture partner for us.

Rod Favaron
CEO, Spredfast -

Doug was the first investor in Marketo and served on the board for 10 years, helping the company grow from an idea to an industry-leading public company with over $200 million in revenue.  Doug currently sits on the boards of Appboy, and Spredfast. In addition, he led investments in Optimizely, Flurry (acquired by Yahoo), Lombardi (acquired by IBM), INVIDI (acquired by AT&T & WPP), Opal, and Totango. Doug is also an investor in leading seed funds, Homebrew, Freestyle Capital and Angelpad, one of the highest-ranked startup accelerators.  In 2015, Doug was named one of the top 12 most influential MarTech board members.  

Previously, Doug worked briefly in business development at and was a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs.  Doug received his B.A. from Dartmouth, and his M.B.A. from Stanford.  Doug lives in Burlingame, CA with his wife, Kim, and their three children.