Insight Venture Partners beefs up staff with five new additions

By Iris Dorbian — 2 months ago

Insight Venture Partners has added five new venture partners to its team. They are Jason Ewell, Josh Gray, Karl Karlsson, Emmet B. Keeffe III and Thilo Semmelbauer. All will join Nick Sinai as part of Insight’s Onsite team. Ewell is a former vice president of Travelclick; Gray is a former vice president at Oracle; Karlsson is a co-founder of China Internet Ventures; Keeffe is a co-founder and CEO of iRise; and Semmelbauer is the former president and COO of Shutterstock.


Oracle to acquire VC-backed Maxymiser

By Iris Dorbian — 3 months ago

Oracle has agreed to buy Maxymiser, a provider of customer experience optimization solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. Maxymiser’s backers included NXT Capital, Investor Growth Capital and Pentech Ventures.


Zintak named CEO of Platfora

By Luisa Beltran — 4 months ago

Platfora has named Jason Zintak its CEO. Ben Werther, Platfora’s founder and CEO for its first four years, will become Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Zintak most recently was Chief Sales Officer at Responsys, which was acquired by Oracle in 2013 for $1.5 billion.


Darwin Ventures names Merchant e-Solutions executive Jadallah partner

By Chris Witkowsky — 1 year ago

Darwin Ventures has named Charlie Jadallah a partner. Jadallah was a founder and executive vice president at Merchant e-Solutions working in business development, bank sales and corporate development. He also worked in Oracle’s strategic business development group. Jadallah also spent time at Netscape Communications working on sales and marketing plans and developing the company’s e-commerce initiatives.


Oracle to acquire VC-backed LiveLook

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Oracle has agreed to buy LiveLook. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Matawan, NJ, LiveLook is a provider of co-browsing and screen sharing solutions. LiveLook’s backers included Rose Tech Ventures, New Vantage Group, Robin Hood Ventures and New York Angels.


Naseem joins Mason Wells

By Luisa Beltran — 2 years ago

Dr. Asif Naseem has joined Mason Wells as an Executive Operating Partner. Dr. Naseem most recently served as Vice President, Communications Global Business Unit at Oracle.


VC-backed Engine Yard names new SVP of engineering

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

Engine Yard has hired Paul Melmon as senior vice president of engineering. Previously, he was at Costanoa Venture Capital where he served as an entrepreneur-in-residence. Based in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is a cloud application management platform. It is backed by Benchmark, New Enterprise Associates, Oracle and Amazon.


PE-backed adds former Oracle CFO to board of directors

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago has named Jeff Epstein to its board of directors. Epstein is the former chief financial officer for Oracle. Currently, he is an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and a senior advice for Oak Hill Capital Partners., which is backed by Google Capital and Stone Point Capital, is an online real estate marketplace.


SRS Wants You to Play AcqMan for the Holidays

By Luisa Beltran — 3 years ago

Shareholder Representative Services is trying something new this holiday season. SRS is unveiling AcqMan — acq is short for acquisition–a game which tests players’ knowledge of M&A. This is how it works: Users pick from six different AcqMan avatars that represent different deep-pocketed strategic buyers. Choices include Dell, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Takeda.