John Chambers is the founder and CEO of JC2 Ventures. In his role, Chambers focuses on helping disruptive startups from around the world build and scale. Drawing upon his track record as a tech disruptor himself, Chambers coaches next-generation CEOs and invests in companies across categories and geographies that are leading market transitions, such as AMD Pensando, ASAPP, Aspire Food Group, Balbix, BigSpring, Bloom Energy, Dedrone, Denim, Lilac, Nile, OpenGov, Parkour SC, Pindrop, Privoro, Quantum Metric, Rubrik, Safe Security, SparkCognition, Sprinklr, Uniphore, and Virsec. He serves on the Board of Directors for Bloom Energy, OpenGov, Pindrop, Quantum Metric, Sprinklr, and Uniphore. Prior to founding JC2 Ventures in January 2018, Chambers served as CEO, Chairman and Executive Chairman at Cisco Systems. During his 25+ years at Cisco, he helped grow the company from $70 million when he joined in 1991, to $1.2 billion when he became CEO in 1995, to $47 billion when he stepped down as CEO in 2015. Chambers is the author of Connecting the Dots: Lessons for Leadership in a Startup World, where he shares lessons for lasting success in the Digital Age. Chambers is the Chairman of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and the Global Ambassador of the French Tech under French President Emmanuel Macron.