Derek Idemoto

Head of Corporate Development and Cisco Investments

Senior Domain Leader: Security, Service Provider, Services, Silicon
Senior Geo Leader: Canada and APJ

Derek and his team are currently responsible for driving Cisco’s strategy, acquisitions, and investments across its Security, Service Provider and related Services businesses. Derek is also responsible for Cisco’s corporate development activities in Canada, India, Japan, Korea, ASEAN and ANZ. Prior to joining Cisco, Derek was Managing Director of Venture Investment for ITOCHU Technology, the Silicon Valley-based technology venture capital investment and business development arm of ITOCHU Corporation. Before ITOCHU, Derek was Vice President of Corporate Development at Overture Services, the pioneer of commercial search services on the Internet, acquired by Yahoo! in 2003.

Derek received a BS in finance and marketing from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA where he was a venture fellow.

Portfolio

BNI Video
Control4
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Exited Portfolio
Cross MediaWorks
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Exited Portfolio
Digitalsmiths
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Exited Portfolio
iControl Networks
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Exited Portfolio
Lightwire
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Exited Portfolio
Mavenir
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Exited Portfolio
Moxtra
OpenDNS
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Exited Portfolio
Quantcast
RingCentral
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Exited Portfolio
SiBEAM
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Exited Portfolio
Zensys
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Exited Portfolio

Regions

  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Canada
  • India
  • Japan
  • US

Domains

  • Security and Security Services
  • Service Provider and Core Services
  • Silicon