April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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Raising Money In the Private Cloud Market

This session will cover an entrepreneur’s experience raising venture funding in the private/hybrid cloud space and opportunities from the perspective of an investor. It will cover the broad market dynamics, what has failed in the past, the nature, size and potential of the opportunity that lies ahead from an entrepreneur’s and an investor’s perspective.

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will get a perspective into what raising venture funding looks like in the OpenStack/private cloud space, learn from the experience of a startup that has successfully managed to navigate through the crests and troughs of venture funding, and built a product that’s seen wide customer adoption.

Tuesday, April 26, 2:00pm-2:40pm (7:00pm - 7:40pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Platform9 Systems Inc, Software Developer
Madhura maskasky leads Product Management at Platform9. Before co-founding Platform9, Madhura spent 7 years at VMware Engineering, where she grew to be technical lead for several key products including vCloud Director, Update Manager and ConfigControl. Madhura helped spearhead vSphere's transformation into a policy driven product suite, working broadly across groups to pull together the... FULL PROFILE
Founding Managing Director, Storm Ventures
Ryan is a founding Managing Director of Storm Ventures. At Storm Ventures, Ryan focuses on enterprise IT and has primarily invested in SaaS (Crowd Factory/ Acquired by Marketo, Digital Shadows, Guidespark), mobile (Appcelerator, Splashtop) and cloud/infrastructure related companies (Hubpages, Kidaro/Acquired by Microsoft, Nubeliu, MetaCloud / Acquired by Cisco, Sandforce/Acquired by... FULL PROFILE