Walter Kortschak / Principal
Walter Kortschak co-founded End Cue, to which he brings more than 30 years of early- and growth-stage technology investment experience. His knowledge has been invaluable in developing such content as SILICON IS JUST SAND, an original article produced in collaboration with Epic Magazine that follows the tech boom in Silicon Beach; Taika Waititi’s stop-motion animation film BUBBLES; and in producing the first film based on an AI-generated original screenplay.
Walter currently serves as Executive Chairman of SignalFire, an early-stage 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 AltSchool, First Republic Bank, Lyft, Palantir, Trade Desk, Twitter, and Uber. 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.