Barry Schuler is Managing Director of DFJ Growth and the former Chairman/CEO of America Online Inc. He was a member of the senior management team that scaled AOL from $1B to $200B in market cap during 20 consecutive quarters of growth while bringing connectivity to consumers around the world.
An entrepreneur for more than 30 years, he is credited with being one of the pioneers of the modern Internet, propelling innovations in digital media, e-commerce, design, and gaming. Barry co-founded the DFJ Growth Fund in 2006, which has backed companies such as Tesla Motor Company, SpaceX, Solar City, Box, Twitter, and Tumblr. He is actively engaged with their investments in Coinbase FormLabs, Foursquare, Giphy, Helix, LittleBits, Patreon, Synthetic Genomics, and Unity.
Mr. Schuler is an active philanthropist focused on education activities. He cofounded Blue Oak School, Napa Valley’s only K-8 independent progressive school and has guided the expansion and growth of New Tech Network, where he currently serves as Chairman.
Barry graduated with a BA from Rutgers University and is a member of its Hall of Distinguished Alumni.