Fred Harman

Managing Partner

Focus Areas

Internet and Consumer
Information Technology

Fred Harman


Current Investments Past Investments
Enjoy Technology, Inc.
Group Nine Media
Quercis Pharma AG
Rebel Mouse, Inc.
sovrn Holdings
Allyes Information Technology Co., Ltd.
aQuantive, Inc.
Bleacher Report
Brit Media, Inc.
Campus Pipeline, Inc.
Celestica, Inc.
Cobalt Group
Deem, Inc.
Dot & Bo, Inc.
Exodus Communications, Inc.
iCrossing, Inc.
Inktomi Corporation
Internap Network Services
JackThreads, Inc.
Keep Holdings/Ad Keeper
Knowledge Networks, Inc.
Limelight Networks
Parlano, Inc.
Pivotal Corporation
Primus Knowledge Solutions, Inc.
Qpass, Inc.
Securant Technologies
Sutherland Global Services, Inc.
Talisma Corporation
The Huffington Post
U.S. Auto Parts Network

Fred Harman, Managing Partner, joined Oak Investment Partners as a General Partner in 1994. Fred’s primary investment focus is on Consumer Internet and Internet New Media.

Fred is currently on the Boards of RebelMouse, Sovrn, and Thrive Global. Fred has also led investments in and/or served on the Boards of aQuantive (acquired by Microsoft), Allyes (acquired by Focus Media), Bleacher Report (acquired by Time Warner), Fastclick (acquired by ValueClick), Captura (acquired by Concur), Cobalt (acquired by ADP), Exodus, Huffington Post (acquired by AOL), ILOG (acquired by IMB), IMS (acquired by Celestica), Inktomi (acquired by Yahoo), Knowledge Networks (acquired by GfK), Pivotal, Primus, Qpass (acquired by Amdocs), Sanmina/SCI, SPSS (acquired by IBM) and U.S. Auto Parts. Prior to Oak, Fred worked for seven years with Morgan Stanley’s Venture Capital Group where he was a General Partner. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Fred worked in Business Development at Hughes Communications where he was involved in the formation of the predecessor to DirecTV.

Fred received an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University where he was a Hughes Fellow. Fred is a Trustee of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, and a co-owner of the Golden State Warriors.