HubSpot is a privately held company funded by investments from General Catalyst Partners, Matrix Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, Salesforce.com and several Boston angel investors. Read the Company Blog articles announcing the series A, series B, series C, series D and mezzanine HubSpot venture capital investments.
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Larry is one of the top venture capitalists on the East Coast. As a Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, Larry has led investments in Demandware, Kayak, Goodata, BigCommerce, and Visible Measures, and is a thought leader in new and existing technology investments.
Prior to joining General Catalyst, Larry served in leading roles at NetGenesis, a market leading software and analytic solutions provider; PC DOCS, Inc., a leading developer of document management software for enterprise networks; and Interleaf, Inc., a top provider of electronic publishing solutions.
Larry has spoken at leading industry events and has been a guest lecturer at Harvard, Stanford, and the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He was also a founder and the first president of OASIS, the industry consortium promoting XML adoption. Larry is an honors graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and holds a masters of arts degree in Linguistics from Clark University. See Larry Bohn's bio on the General Catalyst website. General Catalyst provided $5 million in VC funding in 2007.
Michael is the founder and CEO of LogMeIn, a worldwide company that offers a suite of software products that give remote access to computers. He founded the company in 2003, and it has since become a publicly traded market leader with more than $100 million in annual revenue and nearly $1 billion market cap.
Prior to starting LogMeIn, Michael started the company Uproar, Inc., which provided online game shows and interactive games. It was acquired by Vivendi Universal Games, Inc. in March 2001.
Michael has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Washington University St. Louis. See Michael Simon's bio on the LogMeIn website.
David Skok joined Matrix Partners as a General Partner in May 2001. He has a wealth of experience running companies, starting his first company in 1977 at the age of 22. Since then David has founded a total of four separate companies and performed one turn around - three of these companies went public. He joined Matrix from SilverStream Software, which he founded in June 1996. Prior to its 2002 acquisition by Novell, SilverStream was a public company that had reached a revenue run rate in excess of $100m, with approximately 800 employees and offices in more than 20 countries around the world.
David's work as a value added investor is best known for helping JBoss take their Open Source business to a successful exit with their sale to Red Hat, and for helping both AppIQ and Tabblo from their inception to their sale to HP. David serves on the boards of Digium (makers of the very popular Asterisk Open Source PBX/telephony software), Diligent Technologies, OpenSpan, SolidWorks, VideoIQ, and Virtual Iron Software.
In addition to his broad focus on enterprise software, David has specific focus on the areas of Open Source software, Software as a Service, and utility computing products for the data center. He holds a BSc Honours Degree in Computer Science from the University of Sussex, England. See David Skok's bio on the Matrix Partners website. Matrix Partners provided $12 million in VC funding in 2008.
Stacey is a Partner at Scale Venture Partners, where she focuses on Software as a Service (SaaS) and Digital Marketing. She currently currently serves on the Board of Directors of Demandbase, HubSpot, and NComputing, and previously at Vitrue, prior to its acquisition by Oracle. In addition to sourcing Omniture and ExactTarget, Stacey advises many of ScaleVP’s other portfolio companies, including: Box, and DocuSign, Inc.
Prior to joining ScaleVP in 1999, Stacey specialized in M&A within Bank of America’s Corporate Development Group. Stacey worked in equity research at Morgan Stanley and began her career as an account manager at Syntel, an IT services firm. Stacey holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.A. from University of Michigan.
Ron Gill is the CFO of NetSuite and is responsible for overseeing the companys global financial strategy and operations as well as corporate development. Since joining NetSuite in 2007, he has been responsible for NetSuite's accounting and finance functions, serving as vice president of finance, then as senior vice president of finance. Prior to joining NetSuite, Gill was vice president, finance, at Hyperion Solutions. Previously, he held a variety of financial positions with several of the world's largest technology companies, including SAP, Dell and Sony. Ron holds a Master of International Business Studies degree from the University of South Carolina and a B.A. from Baylor University.
Lorrie Norrington is an Operating Partner at Lead Edge Capital and an industry veteran with over three decades of experience in global business. Prior to joining Lead Edge, Norrington served as president of eBay's global Marketplaces, the chief executive officer of Shopping.com, and EVP of Intuit. Norrington also worked as a global executive at GE and was named one of Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women in 2008, 2009, and 2010. In addition to HubSpot, Norrington is a board member at Autodesk, DIRECTV, and Task Rabbit. A graduate of Harvard Business School and the University of Maryland College Park, Norrington has significant expertise growing and scaling global businesses and driving operational excellence.
Online marketing trailblazer Gary Vaynerchuk (VAY-NER-CHUK) is a 35-year-old with a dual identity of both a hugely successful entrepreneur and social media guru who grew his family wine business from $4 million to $60 million in five years. In Vaynerchuks first New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book, CRUSH IT! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In On Your Passion (HarperStudio) he shares with business owners how they can boost sales using the Internet. He speaks on personal branding, social media, and marketing at conferences such as FOWA, Strategic Profits, and South By Southwest have occasioned praise from established web denizens and earned him the admiration of countless bloggers and aspiring entrepreneurs. As the youngest winner of Marketwatch's Business Award at 27, as well as being named to "Silicon Alley 100" and 101 Most Influential People in New Jersey, Vaynerchuk is an icon in his industry.
Jim Goetz is General Partner at Sequoia Capital. Jim's current areas of interest include cloud, mobile, consumer and enterprise companies. He has helped create and grow a number of technology companies and product lines to market leading positions both as an entrepreneur and as an investor. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital, Jim served as a General Partner at Accel Partners. In 1996, he co-founded VitalSigns Software (Lucent) where he assembled and led the team that pioneered end-user performance management with Net.Medic and application and network performance market with VitalSuite. Within four years, VitalSigns grew into the market leader in network and application performance management software with $100M in bookings and 25M+ agents deployed. Prior to VitalSigns, Jim was the Vice President of Network Management for Bay Networks (Synoptics) where business segment revenues increased from $80 million to $396 million, Optivitys market share grew to a dominant 51% and their embedded RMON market share grew to 43%. Prior to Bay and Synoptics, he held various product and marketing positions at AT&T and Digital Equipment. Jim has a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Drew Houston is the founder and CEO of Dropbox, a software product that makes it easy to securely share files with other people, sync them across multiple computers, access them from anywhere, and keep them safe. Drew founded the company in 2007 and since then it has grown to over 4 million users using exclusively viral and referral marketing.
Andrew is an experienced executive, inventor, and entrepreneur, with over 15 years experience building software businesses. He's an investor in several early stage startups, and a co-founder/adviser for FanSnap.
Previously, Andrew was a principal at Computational Biology Corporation (CBC), which was acquired by Agilent in 2004. Before CBC, he was Founder, President and CEO of Revenio, a venture-funded eMarketing software company he founded in 1999.
Prior to Revenio, he was a co-founder and the VP of Technology at Open Market, a pioneering developer of Internet commerce application software. He built the company's development infrastructure and was a co-inventor of the company's commerce architecture and technologies. He also helped bring the company through a series of financings, including a public stock offering in 1996.
He has an electrical engineering degree with distinction from Cornell University and holds 7 patents. See Andrew's detailed bio.
Chris Brogan is President of New Marketing Labs, a new media marketing agency and home of the Inbound Marketing Summit conferences and Inbound Marketing Bootcamp educational events. He works with large and mid-sized companies to improve online business communications like marketing and PR through the use of social software, community platforms, and other emerging web and mobile technologies.
Chris is a ten year veteran of using social media and both web and mobile technologies to build digital relationships for businesses, organizations, and individuals. He speaks, blogs, writes articles, and makes media of all kinds at http://chrisbrogan.com, a blog in the top 10 of the Advertising Age Power150, and in the top 100 on Technorati. He is co-author of the book Trust Agents, a New York Times bestseller.
David is an award-winning online thought leadership and viral marketing strategist. The marketing programs he has developed are responsible for selling over one billion dollars in products and services worldwide. He is a frequent speaker at corporate events and industry conferences, and is the author of the best-selling marketing book, The New Rules of Marketing and PR.
For most of his career, David worked in the online news business. He was VP of Marketing at NewsEdge Corporation and held executive positions in an electronic information division of Knight-Ridder, at the time one of the world's largest newspaper companies. He has also held positions at an e-commerce company, a Wall Street bond-trading desk, and an economic consultancy. He is an instructor for the Pragmatic Marketing seminar based on the ideas in his book, which helps technology companies become market-driven through the use of online strategies.
A graduate of Kenyon College, David has lived in New York, Tokyo, Boston, and Hong Kong and has presented at hundreds of industry conferences and events in over 20 countries on four continents. He can found online at http://www.davidmeermanscott.com/ or on his blog at http://www.webinknow.com/. For more information on David Meerman Scott, see his full bio or his Wikipedia entry.
Andrew McAfee is currently a principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business in the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a fellow at the Harvards Berkman Center for Internet and Society. He also serves as Dean of the HubSpot Fellows Program, an internal MBA-style curriculum for HubSpot employees. He studies the ways that information technology affects businesses and business as a whole. His research investigates how IT changes the way companies perform, organize themselves, and compete.
McAfee coined the phrase Enterprise 2.0 in a spring 2006 Sloan Management Review article to describe the use of Web 2.0 tools and approaches by businesses. McAfees book on Enterprise 2.0 was published in November 2009 by Harvard Business School Press. McAfee is the author or co-author of more than 100 articles, case studies and other materials for students and teachers of technology. He has written columns for the Washington Post, the Financial Times, and Canadian Manager, and been a guest on the Charlie Rose show.
He speaks frequently to both academic and industry audiences, and has taught in executive education programs around the world. He received his Doctorate from Harvard Business School, and completed two Master of Science and two Bachelor of Science degrees at MIT.
Eric Ries is an entrepreneur and author of the New York Times bestseller The Lean Startup: How Todays Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Business, published by Crown Business. He graduated in 2001 from Yale University with a B.S. in Computer Science. While an undergraduate, he co-founded Catalyst Recruiting. Ries continued his entrepreneurial career as a Senior Software Engineer at There.com, leading efforts in agile software development and user-generated content. He later co-founded and served as CTO of IMVU, his third startup. In 2007, BusinessWeek named Ries one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech. In 2008, he served as a venture advisor at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers before moving on to advise startups independently.
Today he serves on the advisory board of a number of technology startups and venture capital firms. In 2009, Ries was honored with a TechFellow award in the category of Engineering Leadership. In 2010, he was named entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard Business School and is currently an IDEO Fellow. The Lean Startup methodology has been written about in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Inc., Wired, Fast Company, and countless blogs. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Tara.