David Skok joined Matrix Partners as a General Partner in May 2001. He has a wealth of experience running companies, starting his first company in 1977 at the age of 22. Since then David has founded a total of four separate companies and performed one turn around - three of these companies went public. He joined Matrix from SilverStream Software, which he founded in June 1996. Prior to its 2002 acquisition by Novell, SilverStream was a public company that had reached a revenue run rate in excess of $100m, with approximately 800 employees and offices in more than 20 countries around the world.
David's work as a value added investor is best known for helping JBoss take their Open Source business to a successful exit with their sale to Red Hat, and for helping both AppIQ and Tabblo from their inception to their sale to HP. David serves on the boards of Digium (makers of the very popular Asterisk Open Source PBX/telephony software), Diligent Technologies, OpenSpan, SolidWorks, VideoIQ, and Virtual Iron Software.
In addition to his broad focus on enterprise software, David has specific focus on the areas of Open Source software, Software as a Service, and utility computing products for the data center. He holds a BSc Honours Degree in Computer Science from the University of Sussex, England. See David Skok's bio on the Matrix Partners website. Matrix Partners provided $12 million in VC funding in 2008.
BS, Computer Science1976
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