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Tom Peterson

General Partner

“Tom Peterson was the first VC to get the Jigsaw idea, and he backed us right from the start. He's been there at every turn, helping to guide us, connect us with the right people and helping steer us through the rough times. He's been a pleasure to have as a board member and investor."  Jim Fowler, CEO, Jigsaw (acquired by Salesforce.com)


Tom Peterson is a veteran early-stage technology investor who has been with El Dorado Ventures since 1986. He focuses on early-stage investments in enterprise software and infrastructure companies.

Tom joined El Dorado in 1986 from Union Venture Corp., the venture capital arm of Union Bank of California, where he was an Investment Officer. Prior to joining Union Venture, Tom held engineering and management positions with Hewlett-Packard and General Electric.

Tom received a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Contact Information


(650) 854-1200