From three engineers, a dog, and a dream to watching confetti fall at the opening bell of your IPO, we are there.
“It’s great to work with an experienced GP at a firm because you get personal attention. If you want something custom and personal… that’s what a boutique is for.”
Without Nick, Splunk would have been F*#!$^ on more than one occasion.Erik Swan, Splunk Co-Founder and CTO
Time fosters a connected relationship based on trust, transformational impact, and lasting value.
Bonding with entrepreneurs through good and bad times.
Frank Artale ran business development at Xensource. He has an uncanny vision when it comes to strategy. His relationships are extremely unique. When we were seeking to expand our partnership with Microsoft, I traveled to Redmond and spent several months with Frank in and around Microsoft. Microsoft has a reputation as a sometimes difficult partner, but not for Frank. He had an ability to combine clear and mutually beneficial strategy with stellar personal relationships. He knew that we had to provide strategic value to Microsoft and we needed extreme mutual trust. Frank delivered both.John Bara, Former VP marketing Xensource and Citrix
“This is the “roll your sleeves up” firm.”
Heroku graduates from Ycombinator
Frank, John and Nick have given Splunk everything – investment, advice, and exceptional board service. They are a critical part of our success.Godfrey Sullivan – Splunk Chairman and CEO
Running experiments to match product & service to market demand.
“The opportunity to work with super-experienced people in a very intimate setting… you can not find that.”
ParseParse is founded by James Yu, Ilya Sukhar, and Kevin Lacker. The team goes through the summer Y Combinator session and raise a seed round from SV Angel, Yuri Milner, and Google Ventures. Parse provides a complete backend platform for the mobile developer.
ParseJohn Connors and Chris Howard of Ignition Partners lead the $5.5mm Series A investment into Parse and John Connors joins the board. Parse has seven employees and 3,500 developers on its platform.
Money is pretty cheap. Good advice, good interactions, and good direction – that’s much rarer … If you look at the Ignition team, that’s what they offer.Mike Olson, Chief Strategy Officer and co-founder of Cloudera
Making a difference.
ParseFacebook acquires Parse. Parse now has 60,000 apps and developers on its platform. A few months later, parse continues to grow and reaches 100,000 apps.
John was simply invaluable. He was always there to provide guidance and mentorship through good times and bad.He has a tremendous breadth of knowledge and experience as well as a fantastic network of enterprise minded stars. I would work with John on my next company, no questions asked.Ilya Sukhar, co-founder and CEO of Parse