Battery Partners Up

Matt Niehaus has joined the Menlo Park, Calif. Office of Battery Ventures as a partner. He most recently was director of strategic development with Verisign, which in 2005 had acquired a company Niehaus co-founded called R4 Global Solutions. Battery also has hired Satya Patel as a senior associate. Patel most recently was a senior product manager for Google, focused on the AdSense business.