Many VMware watchers were interested when Jerry Chen, a well-respected executive with the virtualization giant, left his role to become a VC with Greylock Partners. What, we all wondered, would Chen come up with for the firm?

Well, we didn’t have long to wait: Chen’s first investment was in Docker, the company that has taken an existing technology (Linux Containers) and built a huge movement around it. While many of us scratch our heads to work out exactly how Docker will live up to its astronomical valuation, at least on paper it looks like Chen hit the mother lode with that deal.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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