venture capital investors
venture capital investors

Steve joined ATV in 1996 and focuses on investments in the software, infrastructure and internet services markets in the firm's Palo Alto, CA office. He is an active board member of EndPlay, Cenzic, Cedexis, Host Analytics, Modria, QuickPay, and WildTangent. Prior investments include Qumu (acquired by Rimage), Tripwire (acquired by Thoma Bravo), UpShot (acquired by Siebel Systems), Striva (acquired by Informatica NASDAQ: INFA), ViryaNet (NASDAQ: VRYA), Velogic (acquired by Keynote NASDAQ: KEYN), Seeker Software (acquired by Concur NASDAQ: CNQR),  Epigram (acquired by Broadcom NASDAQ: BRCM), and Omneon Video Networks (acquired by Harmonic NASDAQ: HLIT).

Steve has over 20 years of entrepreneurial, operating and venture experience. He founded and served as CEO of Worldview Systems, a successful venture-backed startup. Through a joint venture with Sabre Interactive, Worldview Systems created and launched Travelocity.com, the award-winning travel site. Steve also held executive positions in sales, marketing and general management with Covalent Systems, a venture-backed computer systems vendor focused on the graphic arts industry.  His career originated in Booz, Allen & Hamilton’s San Francisco and London offices, where he focused on strategy engagements for a variety of technology companies in the U.S. and Europe.

Steve holds an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Harvard College.  

Email: sbaloff@atvcapital.com

Representative Investments

Cenzic
EndPlay
Host Analytics
Modria
Nominum
Qumu (acquired by Rimage)
Tripwire (acquired by Thoma Bravo)
WildTangent
Omneon (acquired by Harmonic)
Cedexis