Venture Partners Pioneering Information Technology

We believe entrepreneurs need more than just capital to grow their businesses—they need better access to market resources to test their innovations, a network of domain experts with proven strategies to reduce risks, and efficient go-to-market strategies.

Our partnership provides a faster and more effective way for young enterprise IT companies to bring their products to market, bridging the gap between common technical challenges experienced by IT leaders, and the companies who are developing next generation solutions.

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Acquired by Cisco

AppDynamics delivers real-time access to every aspect of your business and operational performance, so you can anticipate problems, resolve them automatically, and make smarter, more certain business decisions. Application Intelligence provides the business and operational insights into application performance, user experience and business impact of your software applications.

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Acquired by Cisco

CliQr Technologies provides hybrid cloud-application migration and management solutions in an Application-Defined Management Platform that securely provisions infrastructure resources and deploys application components and data across more than 15 datacenters, private and public cloud environments.

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Cohesity enables enterprises to take control of snowballing data growth and complex storage environments by hyperconverging secondary storage workloads onto an infinitely scalable, intelligent data platform.

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CrowdStrike is a cybersecurity technology firm pioneering next-generation endpoint protection, delivered as a single integrated cloud-based solution. CrowdStrike’s Falcon platform stops breaches by detecting all attacks types, even malware-free intrusions, providing five-second visibility across all current and past endpoint activity while reducing cost and complexity for customers.

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Cut through social noise with a powerful engagement sourcing app that leverages your best assets: Your People. POPin is a SaaS engagement tool that helps you capture the forward-thinking ideas within your organization. It lets you collect suggestions and source solutions without the constraints of chaotic social feedback or overly directional surveys.

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SkyPort Systems

Acquired by Cisco

Skyport Systems develops Hyper-Secured Infrastructure (HSI) that ensures the security of mission-critical IT and corporate assets, with tight integration of compute, security, virtualization and policy management. Skyport’s SkySecure System is an engineered hardware, software and service stack. It operates as a single turn-key system inclusive of all necessary software and hardware and provides continuous protection and integrity verification for application workloads and their underlying hardware and software.



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    Chad Cardenas

    Founder & Managing Director

    Having spent 20 years in the enterprise technology sector, Chad maintains a wealth of experience in sales, leadership, business transformation, innovation, and go-to-market strategies for enterprise startups. After gaining experience in sales and management from NetApp, Chad became the co-founder of Trace3, building the tech reseller/integrator from scratch to 400 people and 500M in sales. Chad spent several years in a President/CIO role at Trace3, where he studied macro trends in the IT industry and the effects they are having on the VC, startup, channel, CIO and investor communities. As Founder and Managing Director of InstantScale Ventures, Chad has spent his time providing a faster, more effective way for your enterprise IT companies such as AppDynamics, CliQr, CrowdStrike, and Cohesity to bring their products to market.