Walter Kortschak / Co-Founder
Walter Kortschak co-founded End Cue, to which he brings more than 30 years of early-stage technology investment experience. As a producer, he has several features in development, including Taika Waititi’s stop-motion animation film BUBBLES, and the first film based on an AI-generated original screenplay. He has written an original feature length screenplay, TRIAGE, which is planned for production in 2019.
Walter currently serves as Executive Chairman of SignalFire, a data-driven venture capital firm in San Francisco. He is also a fund advisor to several micro-VC firms in Silicon Valley and an active angel investor in such notable companies as First Republic Bank, Lyft, Palantir, Trade Desk and Twitter. He was a Managing Partner at Summit Partners for 21 years, responsible for investing in over 50 companies, many of which achieved successful public exits. He started his venture career at Crosspoint Venture Partners and is a six-time Forbes Midas List investor.
Walter received a BS from Oregon State University, an MS from Caltech, both in engineering, and an MBA from UCLA. He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at Caltech and is a past director of the National Venture Capital Association.
Walter and his wife, Marcia are active philanthropists having founded the Kortschak Scholars Program for PhD students in computer science at the Caltech and the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity. They also endowed the Division Chair in Film and Television Production at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.