John Moragne is a Managing Director and co-founder of Sunstone Partners. Prior to Sunstone Partners, John co-founded Trident Capital in 1993. He invests in Internet, Healthcare IT and Enterprise Software.
In 1995, John became the initial chairman of Mapquest and helped create one of the first global Internet brands. Since then, he has led investments in a number of game-changing Internet companies including HomeAway and Turn.
In addition to his deep Internet expertise, John has over 25 years of experience in Healthcare IT. After a brief career as an exploration geologist and obtaining his Stanford MBA, John joined Bain & Co. where he consulted to hospital systems and technology companies. At Trident, he successfully helped build and sell Healthcare IT companies to firms such as United Health and Wellpoint.
John’s numerous investment wins have earned him recognition on the Forbes “Midas List.”
Immediately prior to founding Trident Capital, John was an investor at Bain Capital and its related fund, Information Partners Capital Fund, at which he invested primarily in technology buyouts and growth investments.
John serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University and is on the Board of Directors of Climate Central. Raised in New York, he holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College, an M.S. from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.