Steven E. Karlson
General Partner


Steve is a founding partner of Windspeed Ventures. With more than a decade of high technology marketing experience, Steve came to Windspeed from Primeon, Inc., where he was responsible for overall marketing activities for this software re-engineering firm. Prior to his work at Primeon, Steve was a co-founder and vice president of marketing for Accordance Corporation, a provider of carrier-scale e-mail server infrastructure. Accordance merged with in 1996 and then with in 2000 to become OpenWave. Earlier in his career, he served as a director for Microsystems Software, a developer of network-based office productivity software, where he was responsible for product marketing, technical support and quality assurance. Prior to Microsystems, Steve spent six years in product management at Data General Corporation. Steve holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in electrical engineering from Brown University.

Steve is currently a Director at Zipit Wireless. Previously, he served as a Director of VistaPrint Limited (NASDAQ: VPRT).