John F. Shoch has been a computer scientist, executive, and venture capital investor. He served for many years as a trustee of the Computer History Museum and has served on the board of directors of numerous public companies and private high-tech firms. In addition, he has taught at Stanford University, and is a member of the ACM and the IEEE. He cofounded Alloy Ventures, a venture firm focused on information technology and the life sciences. Previously, he was a general partner at Asset Management Company, a venture capital firm located in Palo Alto, California. From 1982 to 1985, he served as president of the Office Systems Division of Xerox, helping to launch products derived from work at Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). From 1980 to 1982, he served as assistant to the president of the Xerox Corporation and director of the Corporate Policy Committee. Shoch first joined Xerox PARC while an undergraduate at Stanford.