Co-Founder / Chief Security Officer at Signal Sciences, Author of Building a Modern Security Program (O'Reilly Media)
Mr. Zane Lackey serves as a Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer at Signal Sciences. He serves as Advisor of Panther (Network Management Software). He serves as Advisor of Remediant. He was previously the cofounder and chief security officer of Signal Sciences, which was acquired by Fastly for $775 million in 2020, and the author of Building a Modern Security Program. Prior to Signal Sciences, he led security and infrastructure teams as the CISO of Etsy, and started his career as an early security consultant at iSEC Partners. He holds a BA in Economics with a minor in Computer Science from UC Davis.
Mr. Aaron Perman serves as Principal at S3 Ventures. He also served as Chief Executive Officer at Qualia. He is also an Angel Investor. Prior to joining S3, he invested in small-cap publicly traded companies at Western Standard, a long/short equity hedge fund. Earlier in his career, he spent time in the corporate strategy group at Southern California Edison and started a successful small business liquidating computer hardware. He serves as a mentor for the DivInc Accelerator and leads the Emerging Venture Capitalist Association's Austin chapter. He received his BS in International Business from the University of Southern California.
David Mes is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Off The Grid Ventures. He also serves as a Venture Partner at US Invest LLC. He was a Co-Founder of Arc Venture Partners and served as a Managing Partner.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... San Francisco Califor..., United States
• Inkling (Publishing):
$49450000 (Later stage VC)
$30000000 (Later stage VC)
• Hound Labs:
$30000000 (Later stage VC)
$27000000 (Early stage VC)
$25000000 (Later stage VC)
$23000000 (Later stage VC)
$21250000 (Later stage VC)
$20000000 (Later stage VC)
$17100000 (Later stage VC)
• Ever AI:
$16000000 (Later stage VC)
• The Muse:
$16000000 (Later stage VC)
• Rhapsody Networks:
• Origami Logic:
• Icon Ventures:
• World Golf Tour:
• Ad Infuse:
• Innotas by Planview:
• Pano Logic:
• US Department of Defense Rapid Reaction Technology Office:
• TIBCO LogLogic:
• Intruvert Networks:
• Worldview Technology Partners:
San Francisco California - Palo Alto California Palo Alto, California, United States
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Entertainment (& Sports) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Gaming (& eSports) • Material Science • Robotics • Real Estate (& Construction) • Mobile
General Partner at Icon Ventures
Jeb Miller serves as General Partner at Icon Ventures. He was also a Board Member at Origami Logic. He is also a Board Member at Ripcord. He joined Icon Ventures in 2009, bringing over fifteen years of experience working with early-stage technology companies as a venture capitalist, operating executive and investment banker. He has relentless energy and is passionate about teaming with entrepreneurs to help build successful companies. He also serves as a consultant to the Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative program of the US Department of Defense. His venture capital career began with Morgan Stanley Technology Ventures, a corporate venture group he co-founded in 2001. He then further developed his venture investing skills with two leading venture capital firms, three years as a Partner with ComVentures and three years as a Principal with Worldview Technology Partners. Prior to joining Icon Ventures, he was with the Silicon Valley office of The Carlyle Group focused on technology investing. He also gained valuable operating experience as Managing Director of Business Development for Scient, a pioneering Internet consulting firm. He began his career with Morgan Stanley's technology investment banking groups in New York, Boston and Menlo Park. At Icon, he is on the Board of CloudPhysics, TRUSTe and WGT Sports, is a Board observer at Delphix, Inkling and Purfresh, and was involved with Devicescape, TuneIn and Vuclip. Prior Icon portfolio companies include Aster Data Systems (Teradata), FireEye (FEYE), MoPub (Twitter), Ocarina Networks (Dell) and Oodle (QVC). His past investments include AdInfuse (Velti), Innotas, IntruVert Networks (McAfee), LogLogic (TIBCO), ONStor (LSI Logic) and Rhapsody Networks (Brocade). Over the course of his twelve-year venture capital career, he has had the opportunity to work with over 40 start-ups. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Harvard College where he graduated summa cum laude.
LLR Partners is a private equity firm managing over $2 billion. LLR Partners invests in Business Services, Consumer Services, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Security & Government, and IT Services & Software. The firm provides growth capital for the following situations: Growth, Acquisitions, Buyouts, and Recapitalizations. LLR Partners provides capital to companies that have revenues of $10 million to $150 million, seeking to invest between $15 million and $100 million of equity per transaction. LLR will invest in businesses throughout the country, but the firm's primary geographic focus is the Mid-Atlantic and Eastern United States. LLR is currently investing out of its $800 million 3rd fund.
Rahul Chandra is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director at Helion Venture Partners. Rahul Chandra has around 16 years of work experience in venture capital, corporate development and investment banking. Rahul co-founded Helion Ventures - a $600M venture fund focused on early to mid-sized opportunities in India. At Helion, Rahul led investments and played a board role in 16 companies over the last 10 years. Some of them include UnitedLex, Seclore, Shubham Housing, EzeTap, Equitas, Wooplr, moEngage, CrownIT, Toppr and RailYatri. From Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani) he earned a degree in Business and from University of California, Berkeley he earned MBA in Finance.
Carl Press serves as Principal at Thoma Bravo. He served as a Senior Associate at HighBAR Partners. Previously, he served at Oaktree Capital Management, where he was an Associate in the Principal Investments Group. While at Oaktree, Press evaluated and executed leveraged buyout, distressed debt-for-control and special situations investments in the technology, energy and financial services sectors. Prior to joining Oaktree, Press was an investment banker with UBS Investment Bank, where he worked on leveraged finance and restructuring assignments for financial sponsors and corporate clients in the technology and industrials sectors. Press has also worked in business development at Addepar, a venture-backed financial software company, where he focused on opportunities in the alternative asset management industry. Additionally, he has held engineering roles at Analog Devices and Motorola. Press holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering with Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar. He also serves as the Board Member at Infogix.
Thoma Bravo is a successor to the firm of Golder Thoma & Co. established in 1980. Golder Thoma originated the 'consolidation' or 'buy and build' investment strategy which sought to combine the best of venture investing with the best of leveraged buyouts by investing in a 'platform' business in a fragmented industry, and then working with management to transform it into a larger and more profitable business through internal growth and a series of strategic, industry consolidating acquisitions. Thoma Bravo's strategy has been refined through nine private equity investment funds representing almost $4 billion in committed capital. The firm seeks to invest in established companies that have a history of profitability, earnings (EBITDA) greater than $10 million, and a strong management team with a record of accomplishment. Thoma Bravo's principal focus is on companies headquartered in the U.S., but the firm can invest elsewhere as well. Thoma Bravo's investments can be in the form of take-private transactions, buy-outs, management buy-outs, recapitalizations, roll-overs of a portion of existing equity, and growth equity investments. The firm's usual equity commitment is at least $25 million and can be as large as $200 million or more. Thoma Bravo invests across multiple industries, currently with a particular focus on enterprise and infrastructure software, education, distribution, financial services and consumer goods and services. The firm does not invest in new inventions or technologies, developmental products or services, business start-ups, the biological sciences, motion pictures, distressed businesses, oil and gas or real estate.
David Cowan serves as Partner, Investments at Bessemer Venture Partners. He is a Member of board of directors at Impossible Aerospace. He is a Board Member at Iris Automation. He is a Board Member at CyberGRX and Bastille Networks. He is also a Board Member of Team8. His historical portfolio includes Ciena, Hotjobs, Blue Nile, LinkedIn, LifeLock, PSI-Net, Qualys and over a dozen other IPOs, as well as many large acquisitions such as Twitch, Postini, Cyota, Tripwire, Netli, Playdom, Dropcam and Skybox Imaging. His current portfolio - spanning startups founded in the U.S., Argentina, Singapore, Israel, New Zealand and Scotland - includes Getinsured, Smule, Twilio, Rocket Lab, iSight Partners, Spire Global, Endgame, Auth0, Zapier and Zoosk. During his tenure at BVP. He co-founded three cybersecurity companies incubated in our offices: VeriSign (IPO), where he served as initial Chairman and CFO; Good Technology (fka Visto, acquired by Blackberry) where he served as CEO, and Defense.net (acquired by F5). Forbes ranked him #6 on the Midas List and tied for 4th in the Midas List of Hall of Fame. He is a Trustee of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. You can read his blog at WhoHasTimeForThis?, follow him on twitter (@davidcowan) or see him perform with his men's a capella singing group Voices in Harmony. He also serves as a Board Member at Claroty and an Advisor at Reef Capital Ventures. Cowan earned an A.B. in math and computer science and an MBA degree, both from Harvard University