John Scull is a co-founding Managing Director of Southern Cross Venture Partners, which has offices in Palo Alto and Sydney, and in Shanghai through a partnership with Softbank China Venture Capital. His investment focus is on software, infrastructure, and cleantech opportunities. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, John had a successful 20-year operational career with leading edge technology companies in Silicon Valley. He has been the CEO of two successful venture backed software companies (Macromind, which merged to form Macromedia (MACR) and PF.Magic, which was successfully sold to The Learning Company). John was also an innovative marketing executive at Apple Computer, where he helped launch the Macintosh personal computer and then started and grew the company's Desktop Publishing business to over US$1B in revenues. John Scull holds an MBA from Harvard University and a Bachelor degree from the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Indonesia and Singapore, and has a strong interest in the Asia Pacific region.