Building startups is not a solo endeavor.
We developed Venture AmplifiersTM after observing the shortcomings of most traditional venture capital advisory boards. Instead of assembling a group of well-meaning executives who exist to serve the partners of the venture firm, we recruited a high-powered group of leaders from the IT infrastructure industry whose entire mission is to serve our entrepreneurs. They are passionate about Infrastructure 2.0, have some of the deepest domain knowledge in the industry and share a meaningful economic interest in our fund. Like our investment team, they are focused, aligned and uniquely qualified to help our entrepreneurs build great companies.
Not all Venture AmplifiersTM are the same. Some have unparalleled relationships with early-adopter customers and strategic partners. Others have authored industry defining open-source projects, or run some of the world’s most demanding web infrastructures. Others still have built companies from startup through IPO – multiple times.
But they all have a few things in common. They are intensely focused on IT infrastructure, they know how successful startups behave, and they are committed to the success of our entrepreneurs.
We’ll be sharing more information about our team of Venture AmplifiersTM in the coming months. Stay tuned.
“I’ve worked with investors from many top-tier venture firms, but what sets Sunil apart is his understanding of complex technology, his insight into markets, and his total willingness to help companies succeed. We were incredibly fortunate to have him on our board at Netezza.”