Drew D. Perkins

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Drew D. Perkins is a serial entrepreneur and is one of the lead authors of the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), an early internet technology that provided for access to the internet via the circuit-switched telephone system.[1][2]

Perkins has founded or was a key early employee in at least 7 companies.[3]

Entrepreneurial experience[edit]

Companies founded or materially developed by Perkins include:

Investments[edit]

Perkins participated in a $5 million seed financing for RevUp Software in March 2016.[12]

Perkins participated in a $26 million Series B financing for Console Inc. in November 2015.[13]

Education[edit]

Perkins received bachelor of science degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University in 1986.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sun, Andrew (1999). Using and managing PPP. O'Reilly Media. p. 5. ISBN 978-1-56592-321-8. Retrieved 10 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Bautts, Tony; Terry Dawson; Gregor N. Purdy (2005). Linux network administrator's guide. O'Reilly Media. p. 97. ISBN 978-0-596-00548-1. Retrieved 10 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Launching and Getting Funding for Start-up Companies: A Fireside Chat with Drew Perkins". The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition. March 23, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Infinera Announces Drew Perkins to Step Down as CTO and Remain as Technical Advisor" (Press release). Infinera. December 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Gainspeed to Be Acquired by Nokia" (Press release). Business Wire. June 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Nokia Nabs Gainspeed". Multichannel. August 1, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Qwest Completes Acquisition Of OnFiber Communications, Inc." (Press release). CenturyLink. September 5, 2006. 
  8. ^ "DOMESTIC SECTION 214 APPLICATION FILED FOR TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF ONFIBER, INC. TO QWEST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission . June 19, 2006. 
  9. ^ "Ciena to Acquire Lightera and Omnia" (Press release). Los Angeles Times. March 16, 1999. 
  10. ^ a b "The Drew Perkins Hot Seat". Carnegie Mellon University. May 25, 2004. 
  11. ^ "GEC Agrees to Acquire FORE Systems, Inc. for $35 Per Share In Cash Transaction Valued in Excess of $4 Billion" (Press release). Business Wire. April 26, 1999. 
  12. ^ "RevUp Announces Major Financing Update" (Press release). Business Wire. March 24, 2016. 
  13. ^ "IIX Receives $26 Million in Series B Funding to Accelerate Global Growth" (Press release). Console Inc. November 17, 2015. 

See also[edit]

Carnegie Mellon University