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We bring an operational perspective to our investments, recognizing that growth is not without significant challenges and building businesses is hard.

The RVP team brings over 30 years of "C-Level" operating experience and over 60 years of venture capital investing experience. As a team, our partners have produced the following results while at RVP and as partners in predecessor investment firms.

$325m

Capital under
management

100+

Investments

18

IPOs

50

M&As

The Latest


Xactly to be Acquired by Vista Equity Partners for $564 million
Xactly, a leading provider of cloud-based incentive solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), a leading private equity firm focused on investments in software, data and technology-enabled businesses.
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Nearly 20 Percent of the Fortune 500 Are Now Dynamic Signal Customers.
We thought 2016 was amazing, but we’re just a quarter and change into 2017, and it’s already been a year of tremendous growth. Dynamic Signal is now allowing customers to reach their 10 million disconnected employees in more than 100 countries world-wide.
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PeerStreet – $15m from Andreessen Horowitz
By many accounts, it is a tough time to raise venture capital for a marketplace lending business today, but PeerStreet has pulled it off. The platform for real-estate-backed loans got $15 million in a Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz.
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Pipedrive Closes With $17M from Atomico
The round was led by Atomico, the global VC firm founded by Skype’s Niklas Zennström, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, and Rembrandt Venture Partners. The Estonia/U.S.-based startup last raised $9 million in Series A funding back in May 2015.
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Adallom
Security for SaaS customers.




Acquired by Microsoft (MSFT)

Appcelerator
Mobile app development.




Acquired by Axway (AXW)

Aria Systems
Enterprise Billing

Autopilot
Customer Journey Marketing

Avaamo
Mobile-first Enterprise Communications

Dashbot.io
Actionable Bot Analytics

Dropbox
File-sharing and collaboration

Dynamic Signal
Employee Advocacy and Engagement

Electric Cloud
Continuous Delivery for DevOps

Ensilo
Ransomware and Exfiltration Prevention

HackHands
Developer Skills Marketplace




Acquired by Pluralsight

InsideView
Market Intelligence Platform

Knowi
Adaptive Intelligence for Modern Data

LotLinx
Automotive Marketing

Lytics
All your customer data. Together.

MaritzCX
Customer Experience (CX) Management

Needle
Fan-based Service and Sales

Netuitive
Self-learning Performance Management

PandaDoc
Digital Transaction Management

PeerStreet
Real-Estate Marketplace Lending

PipeDrive
CRM for Small Business

Proximetry
IoT Device Management

RockYou
Online Media Infrastructure

SensorTower
Mobile App Intelligence

Skybox Security
Security Risk Analytics




Acquired by Providence Equity

SmartRecruiters
Applicant Tracking System

Sunbasket
Organic Meal Preparation Delivery Service

Xactly
Sales Performance Management




IPO (Nasdaq XTLY)
Acquired by Vista Equity Partners

Xplenty
Data Integration

Adallom
Security for SaaS customers.




Acquired by Microsoft (MSFT)

Appcelerator
Mobile app development.




Acquired by Axway (AXW)

Broadsoft
Cloud-based Communications




IPO (Nasdaq BSFT)

Buysight
Customer Retargeting




Acquired by AOL (AOL)

Cavium
Security Processors




IPO (Nasdaq CAVM)

Cepheid
Molecular Diagnostics




IPO (Nasdaq CPHD)

CloudOn
Mobile Productivity




Acquired by Dropbox

Convio
Non-profit Constituent Management




IPO (Nasdaq CNVO)

Daleen Technologies
Customer Care




IPO (Nasdaq DALN)

Falconstor
Storage Management




IPO (Nasdaq FALC)

Good Technology
Mobile Productivity




Acquired by Motorola

Granite Systems
Network Management




Acquired by Cisco (CSCO)

i-Play
Consumer Gaming




Acquired by Oberon Media

IronPort
Email Security




Acquired by Cisco Systems (CSCO)

Keynote Systems
Mobile Device Management




IPO (Nasdaq KEYN)

LGC Wireless
In Building Wireless




Acquired by ADC Telecommunications (XX)

LiveRamp
Customer Data Management




Acquired by Acxiom (ACXM)

Metalincs
E-Discovery and Analytics




Acquired by Seagate (STX)

Nuance Communications
Speech Recognition




IPO (Nasdaq NUAN)

Ooyala
Over-the-top Online Video




Acquired by Telstra (TLS)

Quark Games
Mobile game studio bringing high-quality immersive gameplay experiences to gamers worldwide.


Acquired by Machine Zone

Rhythm NewMedia
Mobile Video Advertising




Acquired by Blinkx (BLNX)

Skybox Security
Security Risk Analytics




Acquired by Providence Equity

VocalData
VOIP Switches




Acquired by Tekelec (TKLC)

World Wide Packets
Network Switching




Acquired by Ciena (CIEN)

Zenprise
Mobile Device Management




Acquired by Citrix Systems (CTXS)

Adallom
Security for SaaS customers.




Acquired by Microsoft (MSFT)

Appcelerator
Mobile app development.




Acquired by Axway (AXW)

Aria Systems
Enterprise Billing

Autopilot
Customer Journey Marketing

Avaamo
Mobile-first Enterprise Communications

Broadsoft
Cloud-based Communications




IPO (Nasdaq BSFT)

Buysight
Customer Retargeting




Acquired by AOL (AOL)

Cavium
Security Processors




IPO (Nasdaq CAVM)

Cepheid
Molecular Diagnostics




IPO (Nasdaq CPHD)

CloudOn
Mobile Productivity




Acquired by Dropbox

Convio
Non-profit Constituent Management




IPO (Nasdaq CNVO)

Daleen Technologies
Customer Care




IPO (Nasdaq DALN)

Dashbot.io
Actionable Bot Analytics

Dropbox
File-sharing and collaboration

Dynamic Signal
Employee Advocacy and Engagement

Electric Cloud
Continuous Delivery for DevOps

Ensilo
Ransomware and Exfiltration Prevention

Falconstor
Storage Management




IPO (Nasdaq FALC)

Good Technology
Mobile Productivity




Acquired by Motorola

Granite Systems
Network Management




Acquired by Cisco (CSCO)

HackHands
Developer Skills Marketplace




Acquired by Pluralsight

i-Play
Consumer Gaming




Acquired by Oberon Media

InsideView
Market Intelligence Platform

IronPort
Email Security




Acquired by Cisco Systems (CSCO)

Keynote Systems
Mobile Device Management




IPO (Nasdaq KEYN)

Knowi
Adaptive Intelligence for Modern Data

LGC Wireless
In Building Wireless




Acquired by ADC Telecommunications (XX)

LiveRamp
Customer Data Management




Acquired by Acxiom (ACXM)

LotLinx
Automotive Marketing

Lytics
All your customer data. Together.

MaritzCX
Customer Experience (CX) Management

Metalincs
E-Discovery and Analytics




Acquired by Seagate (STX)

Needle
Fan-based Service and Sales

Netuitive
Self-learning Performance Management

Nuance Communications
Speech Recognition




IPO (Nasdaq NUAN)

Ooyala
Over-the-top Online Video




Acquired by Telstra (TLS)

PandaDoc
Digital Transaction Management

PeerStreet
Real-Estate Marketplace Lending

PipeDrive
CRM for Small Business

Proximetry
IoT Device Management

Quark Games
Mobile game studio bringing high-quality immersive gameplay experiences to gamers worldwide.


Acquired by Machine Zone

Rhythm NewMedia
Mobile Video Advertising




Acquired by Blinkx (BLNX)

RockYou
Online Media Infrastructure

SensorTower
Mobile App Intelligence

Skybox Security
Security Risk Analytics




Acquired by Providence Equity

SmartRecruiters
Applicant Tracking System

Sunbasket
Organic Meal Preparation Delivery Service

VocalData
VOIP Switches




Acquired by Tekelec (TKLC)

World Wide Packets
Network Switching




Acquired by Ciena (CIEN)

Xactly
Sales Performance Management




IPO (Nasdaq XTLY)
Acquired by Vista Equity Partners

Xplenty
Data Integration

Zenprise
Mobile Device Management




Acquired by Citrix Systems (CTXS)

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Companies


Historical

  • Academy Insurance Group
  • Adallom (acquired by Microsoft)
  • CAE Systems / TEK
  • Cephid
  • Connor Peripherals
  • Falconstor (IPO Nasdaq FALC)
  • IKOS Systems
  • Identix
  • Ironport (acquired by Cisco)
  • Kadiri
  • Keynote Systems (IPO Nasdaq KEYN)
  • Network Resource Corp
  • Picazo
  • Quarterdeck Office Systems
  • Vitalink

Gerald S. Casilli

General Partner



Jerry's entrepreneurial and managerial expertise allows him to serve as both an investor and mentor to portfolio companies.

Prior to founding Rembrandt in 2004, Jerry served as Chairman of the board of directors of IKOS Systems, Inc. and served as its CEO from 1989 to 1995 taking the company public in 1991. Jerry was a founding member and General Partner of Trinity Ventures; a highly successful venture capital firm focused on investments in early stage high technology companies. Before founding Trinity, Jerry was a founder and General Partner of Genesis Capital.Jerry also founded Millennium Systems, a manufacturer of microprocessor development systems, and served as its President and CEO. He guided the company to a successful acquisition by American Micro Systems. Jerry is also a founding member of the Band of Angels, an organization that actively invests in early stage companies. The Band constitutes over 160 members comprised of Silicon Valley-based technology executives.

Jerry is currently a member of the World Presidents Organization (WPO) and a former member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Jerry has served on the boards of directors of over 20 companies, both public and private, including NASDAQ companies Evans & Sutherland, Cepheid Systems, Ikos Systems, Identix Corporation and Keynote Systems. Currently, Jerry sits on the boards of enSilo, InsideView, Xactly (XTLY), and Lotlinx.

Jerry holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.


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Companies


Historical

  • Adallom (acquired by Microsoft)
  • Convio (IPO Nasdaq CNVO)
  • MediaQ (acquired by nVidia)
  • Ooyala (acquired by Tesltra)
  • TowerCloud (acquired by UNIT)
  • Webtrends (acquired by Oracle)

Scott Irwin

General Partner



Scott has 20 years of experience as a technology investor and operator.

Scott has invested in and served on the board of multiple companies that have had successful IPOs or been acquired by leading technology companies such as Citrix, Dropbox, Microsoft, Oracle, Telstra, Twitter and SAP. He focuses primarily on software and infrastructure investments. Prior to joining Rembrandt Venture Partners, Scott was a General Partner at El Dorado Ventures for ten years. Scott’s early career experience was with Accenture and Morgan Stanley. Scott received a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, with high distinction, and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he was a Venture Fellow and Welsh Scholar.


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Companies


Historical

  • Appcelerator, Inc.
  • Broadsoft (IPO Nasdaq BSFT)
  • Conita Technologies(acquired by Avaya)
  • Convio (IPO Nasdaq CNVO)
  • CosmoCom
  • Daleen Technologies (IPO Nasdaq DALN)
  • Granite Systems (acquired by Cisco)
  • Hack Hands (acquired by Pluralsight)
  • Intrusion Detection (acquired by ODS Networks)
  • iPlay (acquired by Oberon Media)
  • LiveRamp (acquired by Acxiom)
  • Narad Networks (acquired by Ciena)
  • Nuance Communications (IPO Nasdaq NUAN)
  • Nuera Communications (acquired by AudioCodes)
  • Pluralsight Holdings
  • Relayr, Inc. (Proximetry)
  • Solect Technology Group (acquired by Amdocs)
  • Sylantro Systems Corp. (Broadsoft)
  • uReach Comm. (acquired by GENBAND)
  • VocalData (acquired by Tekelec)
  • World Wide Packets (acquired by Ciena)
  • Zenprise (acquired by Citrix Systems)

Douglas Schrier

General Partner



Doug has invested approximately $225 million into 33 startups over the past 19 years, with 22 realizations totaling over $810 million.

After joining Rembrandt in late 2005, he successfully led Rembrandt's efforts to establish a base of institutional investors to fund the firm’s investments moving forward. He currently sits on the boards of Electric Cloud, Netuitive, Needle and SmartRecruiters.

Prior to joining Rembrandt Venture Partners, Doug was a Senior Partner at Argo Global Capital in Boston from 2001 to late 2005. He has been involved in funding, managing, and developing technology companies for over 25 years. His prior experience includes being SVP for Acquisitions and Strategic Ventures at SAIC, a Fortune 250 company in La Jolla, CA. He was Co-Founder, COO & CFO of Multum Information Services and President of Ceon Corporation, where he collectively raised over $75 million in Venture Capital. He also held positions at Salomon Brothers Inc., as an Associate in Venture Capital, and at Prudential-Bache where he worked as an Associate in Corporate Finance. Doug received his MBA from Columbia Business School and his Bachelor's degree in Economics/Pre-Med from DePauw University.


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Pauline Duffy

Chief Financial Officer



Pauline joined Rembrandt Venture Partners in February 2011. Pauline has 20 plus years of financial and accounting experience for venture capital firms and start-up companies.

For the past ten years, she has been a member of a professional services firm that provides financial services to technology companies and private equity firms. Previously, she held Controller positions at Prospero Ventures, CAD Solutions and Celtrix Pharmaceuticals. Pauline holds a BS degree in Accounting from San Jose State University.


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Companies


Historical

  • Convio / GetActive (Nasdaq CNVO)
  • Digital Impact (acquired by Acxiom)
  • FrontLeaf (acquired by Zuora)

Sheeraz Haji

Venture Partner



Sheeraz is an investor passionate about the power of cloud software to transform vertical markets such as clean energy.

Sheeraz has co-founded, served as an executive, and invested in numerous startups over the past twenty years. Two of these ventures have gone public, and four have had successful acquisitions. In addition to his work at Rembrandt, Sheeraz serves as the Managing Partner for ZipDragon Ventures and as the CEO of Cleantech Group. Under his leadership, Cleantech Group has built i3, the innovation network that drives sustainability.

Prior to joining Rembrandt, Sheeraz served as co-founder and CEO of GetActive Software, which pioneered online fundraising and constituent engagement for nonprofits. He led GetActive's merger with Convio; then as Convio's President built a company that went public and was acquired for $325 million. Sheeraz has worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company, an entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) for El Dorado Ventures, and an operations executive for GMO LLC. Sheeraz launched his career as an environmental engineer with Environ International.

Sheeraz earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in environmental engineering from Brown University and Stanford University respectively. When he's not working, Sheeraz enjoys family time, skiing and riding his bike.


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Companies


Historical

  • Charles River Associates
  • Chicago Alternative Investment Partners
  • iVu Technologies
  • Law and Economics Consulting Group (Nasdaq LECG)
  • Pacific Mercantile Bank
  • U.S. Diagnostic Labs (USDL)

 

Gordon Rausser

Board Partner



Entrepreneur, Corporate Governance Expert, Economist and Researcher

Gordon Rausser is the Robert Gordon Sproul distinguished professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served on three separate occasions as chair of his academic department and as Dean of the College of Natural Resources for six years. He has been elected a Fellow of a number of professional associations, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Statistical Association, and the Agriculture and Applied Economics Association. Due to his innovative research he has been the recipient of twenty-three research and instructional awards including national awards for best journal articles, research discovery, and publications of enduring quality. His government service includes, serving two years with the Council of Economic Advisors and two years as Chief Economist at the Agency of International Development, U.S. State Department.

Over the course of his academic career he has actively pursued a number of entrepreneurial activities. While on the faculty at Harvard University his first venture was the establishment of a futures market hedge fund. Subsequently, following his four years in Washington, D.C. he co-founded a private company, Law and Economics Consulting Group (LECG), which was taken public in 1997 and was merged with another larger organization in 1998. He has served on a number of Boards of Directors and also has taken another company, U.S. Diagnostics, public. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of three separate private companies, including OnPoint Analytics which he founded, and has served on the Boards of Directors of three publicly traded companies. He is an active investor in Sun Basket, Metricstream, and Smule.


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David Connors

Entrepreneur in Residence



Entrepreneur and go-to-market leader for growth stage companies.

David is an entrepreneur and investor with a passion for harnessing the power of digital technology to change the physical world. Having spent more than 10 years in senior leadership roles spanning early and late stage startups and Fortune 500 companies, David brings unique perspectives to developing and commercializing innovative products in emerging digital ecosystems. Most recently, David led the formation of Xenio, an Internet-of-Things company building the world’s most accurate indoor positioning system. Prior to Xenio, David led global strategy and marketing at Bridgelux, where he spearheaded the company’s IoT business as well as numerous major strategic partnerships across the US, China, India, and Japan, ultimately helping guide the company to a $100M revenue run rate and a successful acquisition. Prior to Bridgelux David worked in various senior strategy and business development roles at Seagate Technology, where he helped bring to market several first of their kind products in the digital home and cloud storage spaces. David holds a BA in Economics and International Studies from Northwestern University. In his free time he can be found exploring San Francisco with his wife Kate and dog Teddy, or braving the chilly waters of Northern California on one of his many surfboards.


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Luis Abasta

Financial Manager



Luis Abasta joined Rembrandt Venture Partners in 2016. Previously, he worked as a Finance Consultant at Venrock

Luis has 11 years experience working in public accounting with a focus in partnership Tax at BPM, Inc. Prior to Rembrandt, Luis worked 3.5 years as a finance consultant at another venture capital firm. Luis graduated from the University of San Francisco with B.S. in Accounting.


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Brooke ONeill

Executive Assistant / Office Manager



Brooke joined Rembrandt Venture Partners in 2017.

Before moving to San Francisco, she worked as an assistant to several different bloggers, both in the United States and in France. She received a BA in Global Business Management.


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Mason Smith

Analyst



Pursuing a degree in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University.

Mason is a student at Stanford University studying Management Science and Engineering. He is also involved in an interdisciplinary program focusing on business, technology, and entrepreneurship. When Mason isn't in school he enjoys exploring the outdoors and traveling the world. While he is traveling and exploring he is likely to be caught with his camera and ski gear!  


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Yassine Elmandjra

Analyst



Pursuing dual degree in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Yassine is an entrepreneur and current student in the Management & Technology program at University of Pennsylvania - a dual degree program with The Wharton School and The School of Engineering and Applied Science.  Yassine previously co-founded Neevo, an app that allows college students to offer and request skills locally, on-demand.


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