John Tenet

John Tenet leads 8VC’s focus on investments at the intersection of National Security and Defense as well as incubating companies in those sectors. He is a co-founder and Vice Chairman of Epirus Systems, a defense technology company focused on Counter-UAS (unmanned aerial systems) and other asymmetric threat deterrence.

Prior to joining 8VC, John worked at Valar Ventures, where he was responsible for investments across a variety of sectors, helping to shape the firm’s U.S. strategy.

John began his career at Allen & Company in New York City, where he worked in the firm’s Capital Markets and Investment Management groups.

John holds a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University.

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