Andreas Bechtolsheim — Sun Microsystems co-founder
He also was CEO and a founder of Granite Systems, a gigabit Ethernet switching company, from 1995 to 1996, when it was acquired by Cisco Systems. He managed Cisco’s Gigabit Systems Business Unit responsible for the highest-volume modular switching platform in the industry.
Bechtolsheim’s technology foresight is legendary. He was an early-stage investor in Google, VMware, Mellanox, Brocade and Magma Design, among many others. Today he is co-founder and chairman of Arista Networks, a high-speed datacenter and cloud networking company.