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Tuesday, November 4 • 11:15 - 11:55
Panel: Piercing the OpenStack Bubble: The Investor's Perspective

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Well over a $100 million of venture and corporate capital has been poured into the OpenStack start-ups. Sounds like a lot, right? But compare that to adjacent open source segments such as Hadoop and Big Data, where start-ups close hundreds of millions in a single round and the number is laughable. So what should we all expect going forward? Is OpenStack still in the early days of its VC hype-cycles and should we expect OpenStack start-ups commanding billion dollar valuations and capital raises in 100M+ range? Or have we crossed the top of the hype, with industry now moving into the consolidation phase? See these and many other questions discussed between lively panel of VCs, who have all placed their bets on the OpenStack industry.




Speakers
avatar for Simon Anderson

Simon Anderson

CEO, DreamHost, DreamHost
Simon is CEO of DreamHost, and Co-founder and Chair of Akanda, Inc. Simon was also Co-founder and Chair of Inktank Storage, Inc., acquired by Red Hat in April 2014.  | Simon has been a Gold Member Director since the Foundation was established in 2012. He Chairs the Committee of the Board that provides guidance to companies considering Platinum or Gold Membership, and is a member of the Compensation Committee and Elections committee... Read More →
avatar for Mark Collier

Mark Collier

Chief Operating Officer, OpenStack Foundation
Prior to working on OpenStack, I worked at Yahoo! as Sr. Director of Business Development focused on strategic partnerships in the music business (via Yahoo's acquisition of Musicmatch), and previously at Dell in product, marketing, and technical roles. | I joined Rackspace in 2009, in the role of Vice President of Business Development & Corporate Development, and began working on a plan (with Jim Curry, Rick Clark, Bret Piatt, Jonathan... Read More →
avatar for Jai Das

Jai Das

Managing Director, Sapphire Ventures
Jai is a managing director at Sapphire Ventures and looks for startups developing  ground-breaking products and services in the United States and in India. His primary focus is in the areas of software defined infrastructure, cloud and mobile computing, smart machines, IoT and pervasive analytics. Jai has more than 15 years of experience helping companies innovate their product and marketing strategies in order to scale and become market... Read More →
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Ryan Floyd

Managing Director, Storm Ventures
Ryan is a founding general partner of Storm Ventures. At Storm Ventures, Ryan focuses on enterprise IT and web opportunities. He has primarily invested in SaaS (Crowd Factory / Acquired by Marketo, BlackStratus), mobile (Appcelerator) and cloud/internet related investments (Hubpages, Kidaro/Acquired by Microsoft, MetaCloud, Spalshtop and XDN). He has also invested in semiconductors/components as well (SandForce /Acquired by LSI and Ignis Optics... Read More →
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David Lam

Managing Director, West Summit Capital
Mr. David J. Lam serves as a Managing Director of WestSummit Capital and served as its Partner. He has more than 15 years of private equity, technology, and investment banking experience in software and technology-enabled services. Mr. Lam is the President of Asia America MultiTechnology Association. | Mr. Lam holds an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management where he was a Merit Scholar and recipient of the Patrick J. McGovern, Jr... Read More →



Tuesday November 4, 2014 11:15 - 11:55
Salle Maillot

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