|Cheng is a co-founder and Chairman at Azuki, responsible for the company’s vision, corporate strategy and setting the overall direction in the marketplace. Cheng is a successful serial entrepreneur and well-acclaimed industry veteran, having founded and led numerous businesses spanning a range of different industries.
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|As President and CEO Clancy leads the strategy, execution and overall success of Azuki Systems. Previously, Clancy was CEO in Residence at Schooner Capital, where he advised portfolio companies on growth strategies, while identifying new technology investment opportunities. Prior to Schooner, Clancy was the President of Iron Mountain Digital, a worldwide leader in Cloud based SaaS services for data protection, archiving and eDiscovery.
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Bob joined Sigma Partners in 1995 and has 25 years of experience in the high technology industry. His ability to identify and motivate innovative founding teams has been an essential ingredient of his investment success. Bob regularly leverages his deep operational experience and technology intellect to support the firm’s portfolio companies.
Most recently Bob was President & CEO of Epoch Systems, the leading vendor of client-server data management software products. He sold the firm in 1993 to EMC for $141 million. Previously, he was the Founder, President and CEO of SQL Solutions, a leading purveyor of services and tools for the relational database market. Bob sold SQL Solutions to Sybase for stock eventually worth over $100 million. Bob served as an executive officer of Sybase for over two years.
In recent years, Bob has appeared three times on the Forbes’ Midas list, a ranking of top venture capitalists. He also appeared on the cover of Business Week in a features story describing how VCs thrive through good and tough times.
Jo founded Kepha Partners. He has invested in the e-commerce, search engine, Internet ad network, wireless, supply chain software, storage, database, security, on-line payments and data center virtualization spaces.
Jo has been a founding or first institutional investor in AutoVirt, Azuki Systems, Bit9, ByLedge, ExaGrid, StreamBase Systems, Vertica Systems, and Virtual Iron, getting involved nearly always at the company inception phase. Other investments include Ask Jeeves (Nasdaq: ASKJ), Digital Market (acquired by Agile Software), and NextCard (Nasdaq: NXCD).
Jo previously was at Highland Capital Partners for nearly 9 years, where he was a General Partner. He also spent five years with Bain & Company, where he was based in Singapore, Hong Kong and Boston, and focused on technology and start-up projects.
|Christopher Lynch is the president and CEO of Vertica Systems, the leading provider of real-time analytics platforms. Formerly, he was the Senior Vice President of Data Solutions at F5 Networks which he joined from its acquisition of Acopia Networks, where he was CEO. Lynch joined Acopia Networks from Cisco Systems where he was Vice President of Worldwide Content Delivery Networking Sales. There he led Cisco to a leadership position in the content delivery market. Previously, he was Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Marketing and Support at ArrowPoint Communications. Lynch sits on the boards of Tervela, Azuki Systems and RayV.
Lynch was instrumental in ArrowPoint's IPO, leading an organization that grew revenues from zero to a $250 million sales annualized run-rate over 18 months and established 60 sales and support offices worldwide. ArrowPoint was subsequently acquired by Cisco Systems for $5.7 billion in June of 2000. Prior to ArrowPoint, Lynch was Vice President of North and South American Sales for Lucent Technologies Gigabit Ethernet Products Unit, where over a seven-month period he built a sales and channels organization that generated revenue at an annualized run-rate of $40 million. He joined Lucent from Prominet Corporation after Prominet was acquired by Lucent for $200 million in January 1998. With 25 years in the technology industry, Lynch has also held sales leadership positions at Bay Networks, Wellfleet Communications and Digital Equipment Corporation. He earned his MBA from Bentley College and his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Suffolk University.