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VC-backed CloudPassage recruits Thomas as CEO

San Francisco-based cybersecurity company CloudPassage has named Robert Thomas as CEO. Thomas will also join the board of directors. Previously, Thomas worked at Infloblox where he served as CEO. In addition to this appointment, CloudPassage has tapped founding CEO Carson Sweet as chief strategy officer and board chairman. CloudPassage’s backers include Benchmark Capital, Meritech Capital Partners, Tenaya Capital, Shasta Ventures and Musea Ventures.

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Foundation Capital names two EIRs

Foundation Capital, a venture firm based in Menlo Park, Calif., has hired Srinivas Mantripragada and Geoffrey Wong as entrepreneurs-in-residence. Previously, Mantripragada worked at Infoblox where he recently served as a vice president of technology while Wong is a former product manager for Groupon‘s MerchantOS group.

Slideshow: Bring on the 2012 IPO Candidates

The market for venture-backed IPOs has been pretty dead so far this year. But based on new filing activity, it looks like there’s some optimism things will improve. At least six venture-backed companies have filed to go public since the start of the year, in sectors ranging from enterprise software to semiconductors to car rentals. […]

Infoblox Buys Netcordia

Infoblox, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based provider of realt-time network infrastructure solutions, has acquired Netcordia Inc., an Annapolis, Md.-based provider of network change and configuration management solutions. No financial terms were disclosed.

Infoblox has raised over $75 million in VC funding from Focus Ventures, Chess Ventures, Duchossois Technology Partners, Sequoia Capital, Open Prairie Ventures and Tenaya Capital. Netcordia has raised over $17 million from firms that include Novak Biddle Venture Partners and Trinity Ventures.

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