Peter is Co-founder and Managing Director of Merus Capital, a Silicon Valley-based, early-stage venture capital firm. Prior to co-founding Merus, Peter was Managing Director of the Corporate Strategy Group at Microsoft, where he led a team in identifying and evaluating several $1 billion+ growth opportunities. Under his mandate, he and his team successfully committed Microsoft to investing in Cloud services, from the acquisition of Microsoft’s first SaaS offering to driving the strategic and business cases for Azure and Exchange Online. Peter was also a member of Microsoft's Corporate Development team focused on online consumer services, digital media, and interactive entertainment in the U.S. and Asia.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Peter was an Associate in JP Morgan's Telecom, Media & Technology investment banking group and Private Placements team in Hong Kong and a management consultant with Price Waterhouse in their Dispute Analysis and Corporate Recovery Services group. He started his career in technology in 1988 as a marketing intern with IBM.
Peter holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University