Peter Sisson
Principal Venture Builder

Peter is an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience founding, funding, and growing startup businesses in Silicon Valley. He notably started 4 tech companies — which were all acquired — and built an accelerator for under-represented founders, whose graduates have raised more than $500M and created more than 3000 jobs.  

All of Peter’s companies are built upon his passion for working with incumbents to disrupt their own industries before new entrants can. If you’ve ever ordered a bottle of wine online or used an app to make a phone call, you’ve used technology his battles have made possible. He is a DEMO God award winner, was named one of the Top 10 People to Watch by CNET, and, in 2019, was named one of the 23 Most Powerful LGBTQ People in Tech by Business Insider. 

Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Peter worked in equity research at Montgomery Securities, management consulting at Arthur D. Little, and software development at AT&T Bell Laboratories. 

He holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, an MS in artificial intelligence from Stanford University, and a BA in math and computer science from Cornell University. Outside of work, he is a passionate world traveler whose adventures have taken him from 150 feet below sea level while diving in Palau to 17,770 feet above while trekking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal.