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Mike Dauber

Battery Ventures

General Partner

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Mike Dauber

Battery Ventures

General Partner

Battery invests in cutting-edge, category-defining businesses in markets including software and services, Web infrastructure, e-commerce, digital media and industrial technologies. Founded in 1983, the firm backs companies at stages ranging from seed to buyout and invests globally from offices in Boston, Silicon Valley and Israel. To learn more, visit www.battery.com and follow the firm on Twitter @BatteryVentures.

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Ben Werther

Platfora

Founder & CEO

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Ben Werther

Platfora

Founder & CEO

Ben Werther is the Founder & CEO of Platfora. He founded the company in 2011 to realize his vision of how Hadoop and Big Data Analytics will transform the way every business user uses data and move beyond the fiction, feeling and faith that underlies most business decisions.

Under Werther’s direction, Platfora has grown from an idea sketched on a napkin to one of the hottest enterprise startups in Silicon Valley and a leader of the Big Data Analytics category. Platfora’s mission is to empower customers to leverage Big Data Analytics to transform their businesses into Fact-Based Enterprises. Designed for business users, the company’s product is the first visual self-service platform for interactively and iteratively interrogating enormous amounts of data, and masking the complexity of Hadoop, to connect behavior, actions and results across multiple domains of data.

Werther has had an extensive track-record as a product visionary and strategic leader. Prior to Platfora, he was Vice President of Products for DataStax, where he shaped the company’s early enterprise and Hadoop strategy. Prior to DataStax, he was the head of product at Greenplum (through the EMC acquisition), and ran product strategy and product marketing for the company.

Werther is an industry leader and a frequent speaker on big data and Enterprise Software topics. He holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from Monash University (Australia) and an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Steve Walske

Myriad Investments

Managing Director

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Steve Walske
Steve Walske

Steve Walske

Myriad Investments

Managing Director

Steve Walske led Parametric Technology Corporation as the CEO from 1986 to 2000. Under his guidance, Parametric—a supplier of mechanical design and manufacturing software — established itself as one of the largest software-only companies in the world with revenues in excess of $1 billion. He guided the company from its start-up phase through its initial public offering in December 1989 to its position as market leader in mechanical design automation software. Since 2000, he has worked with a number of private software companies in his capacity as Managing Director of Myriad Investments, LLC. He holds an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Mike Speiser

Sutter Hill Ventures

Managing Director

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Mike Speiser

Sutter Hill Ventures

Managing Director

Sutter Hill Ventures has financed technology-based start-ups and assisted entrepreneurs since 1962. We have developed strong industry networks, considerable operating and venture capital experience, and an understanding of the challenges early-stage and high-growth companies face. Once we invest in a company, we bring to bear our time, expertise, and extensive networks to help these companies succeed.

www.shv.com

Scott Weiss

Andreessen Horowitz

General Partner

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Scott Weiss

Andreessen Horowitz

General Partner

Founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz provides seed, venture and growth stage funding to the best new technology companies. Our general partners are recognized experts in the creation, scaling and operation of high growth technology companies. We have investments in over 90 companies including Box, Fab, Facebook, Foursquare, Groupon, Jawbone, Pinterest, Twitter, and Zynga.

www.a16z.com

Brian Paul

Tenaya Capital

Managing Director

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Brian Paul

Tenaya Capital

Managing Director

Brian is a Managing Director and founding partner at Tenaya Capital, an investor in high-growth technology companies in the enterprise software, consumer internet, IT infrastructure, communications and electronics sectors. We partner with exceptional entrepreneurs that are addressing growing markets with proprietary, market-leading technology. Our goal is to build long-term partnerships with our entrepreneurs to attract great talent, enhance operations and maximize value.

www.tenayacapital.com

Investors

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Tenaya Capital invests in high-growth technology companies in the enterprise software, consumer internet, IT infrastructure, communications and electronics sectors. Our firm is managed by a cohesive group of partners that have worked together for over a decade. We partner with exceptional entrepreneurs that are addressing growing markets with proprietary, market-leading technology. Tenaya has offices in Portola Valley, California, and Wellesley, Massachusetts.

www.tenayacapital.com

iqt

In-Q-Tel is the not-for-profit, strategic investment firm that works to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Launched in 1999 as a private, independent organization, IQT’s mission is to identify and partner with companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve the national security interests of the United States.

www.iqt.org

Sutter Hill Ventures

Sutter Hill Ventures is a venture capital firm that finances technology-based start-up and early-stage companies that pioneer products or services in growth markets, especially those in information technology and health care. Founded in 1962, it is one of Silicon Valley’s original venture capital firms. Some of the companies backed by Sutter Hill include: Network Appliance, Legato, Quantum, StorageTek, Data Domain, Alteon, Linear Technology, nVidia, and BroadVision.

www.shv.com

Battery Ventures

Battery invests in cutting-edge, category-defining businesses in markets including software and services, Web infrastructure, e-commerce, digital media and industrial technologies. Founded in 1983, the firm backs companies at stages ranging from seed to buyout and invests globally from offices in Boston, Silicon Valley and Israel.

www.battery.com

Andreessen Horowitz

Andreessen Horowitz backs bold entrepreneurs who move fast, think big and are committed to building the next major franchises in technology. Founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, we provide entrepreneurs with access to our deep expertise and insights in innovation, business development, market intelligence, executive and technical talent, and marketing and brand building.

www.a16z.com

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