Arthur Rock

Principal, Arthur Rock & Co.

Arthur Rock is principal of Arthur Rock & Co. and was a partner in Davis & Rock from 1961 to 1968, both venture capital firms.  He was Chairman of the Board of Scientific Data Systems and Board of Directors member at Teledyne Inc., Xerox, Argonaut Insurance, Apple Computer, AirTouch, the Nasdaq Stock Market, and Echelon Corporation.  Mr. Rock was the founding investor in Intel Corporation and served as Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Executive Committee and lead director.

Mr. Rock has also served as a trustee of the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Business School, the California Institute of Technology, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the San Francisco Opera.  He is a recipient of the Medal of Achievement of the American Electronics Association, the American Academy of Achievement, the Arents Pioneer Medal of Syracuse University, the Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Award from the University of California, the Northern California Business Leader of the Year from the Harvard Business School Association, and the Commonwealth Club’s Distinguished Citizen Award.  He has been inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame, the California Business Hall of Fame, the Bay Area Business Council Hall of Fame, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Mr. Rock founded the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at the Harvard Business School, and together with his wife Toni founded the Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University.

Mr. Rock was co-founder and is president emeritus of The Basic Fund, which gives scholarships to inner city children to attend K-8 private schools.  He was also on the board of Teach for America and Children’s Scholarship Fund, and is an active funder of KIPP.

Mr. Rock received a BS degree in Political Science and Finance from Syracuse University and an MBA from Harvard University.