Data Collective said Friday that it has named Dr. Todd Papaioannou as an entrepreneur-in-residence. Prior to joining Data Collective, Dr. Papaioannou served as chief cloud architect for Yahoo. Based in Palo Alto and San Francisco, Calif., Data Collective is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in big data companies.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – August 16, 2013) – Data Collective, an early-stage Big Data and infrastructure venture capital firm, is proud to announce that Dr. Todd Papaioannou has joined as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR). Papaioannou will be working with the investment team to identify and explore new opportunities in the Big Data and analytics space. “DCVC will be a great platform to work with cutting edge companies in the Big Data space, as they invest in the best of the best in this market,” said Papaioannou.
Dr. Papaioannou was previously Chief Cloud Architect for Yahoo!, where he helped spearhead the spinout of Hortonworks, and held a number of key executive and senior technical roles at Teradata including CTO, Client Software and VP, Architecture and Emerging Technologies. Prior to Teradata, Papaioannou was an early employee at Greenplum and was the Chief Architect and Director of Engineering, where he initially built the early engineering team that would go on to be acquired by EMC. Most recently, he was the CEO and co-founder of Continuuity, a Big Data platform that enables Java application developers to develop Big Data applications seamlessly. Continuuity was funded by Battery Ventures, Andreessen-Horowitz, Data Collective, Ignition Partners, and Amplify Partners.
“We’re excited to have an entrepreneur of Todd’s technical caliber and breadth of experience working on new opportunities with us and helping our portfolio companies,” said Zachary Bogue, co-founder and co-Managing Partner of Data Collective. “A great deal of success for a young company is predicated on the quality of hands-on help it receives in its earliest days,” added Matt Ocko, co-founder and co-Managing Partner of Data Collective. “Todd’s direct engagement can really help increase the chances of a big win for a number of our entrepreneurs.”
Data Collective is a venture fund with a unique team of experienced venture capitalists, technology entrepreneurs and practicing engineers investing in Seed and Series A Big Data and IT infrastructure companies.
Data Collective’s leaders have been investing for over two decades, with over 150 companies still going strong and 40 material exits to date for entrepreneurs and investors.
The firm brings to bear more than 35 experienced technology executives and experts (CTOs, CIOs, Chief Scientists, Principal Engineers, Professors at Stanford and Berkeley) with significant tenures at institutions ranging from Akamai to Zynga.
Learn more at www.dcvc.com and twitter.com/dcvc.