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Community - July 13, 2011

Venture capitalist joins POST board

Venture capitalist Matt Miller of Woodside has joined the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) board of directors. Mr. Miller is managing director of Walden Venture Capital, a San Francisco firm investing in early-stage digital media and cloud-computing businesses.

A graduate of Cornell University, with a master's of business administration from Columbia University, Mr. Miller moved to the Peninsula from Boston in 1988.

"I came to Silicon Valley for the technology, but stayed for the open space," says Mr. Miller. "During my first trip here for a job interview, I drove over Highway 92 to Half Moon Bay. As I took in all that was there — forested hills, farmland, the ocean — I knew what I saw was unique and that I wanted to live here."

Mr. Miller's first tech job in California was with Oracle Corporation's newly created Desktop division, which developed and launched the first database server running on an Intel chip in 1989. Since then he has been involved in a wide range of early-state tech companies.

Mr. Miller is a past president of the Portola Valley Schools Foundation and a guest lecturer at Notre Dame de Namur University's executive MBA program.

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