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University of Texas, BS 1991
Electrical Engineering

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Kip McClanahan

Kip’s career spans nearly twenty years across the security, networking, communications and software industries. He has served as both CEO and board member to public and private companies leading all functional areas including strategy, operations, product, sales and marketing, as well as M&A deal structuring.

Most recently, Kip founded ON Networks, an Austin, Texas-based new media company optimized around the current disruption in the media and advertising industries.

Prior to that, Kip ran 3Com’s Security Division after 3Com’s acquisition of TippingPoint Technologies.

Prior to joining TippingPoint Technologies as CEO, Kip was at Motive, Inc., where he served as President and oversaw a broad range of business operations including product strategy after Motive acquired BroadJump.

Kip was Founder, President and CEO of BroadJump, Inc., a privately held broadband software company based in Austin, Texas, was a part of management at NetSpeed and held engineering and managerial roles at Motorola, Thomas-Conrad, BMC Software and Dell Computer.

Kip also serves on the Board of Directors for SocialWare and Sparefoot and serves as a mentor for Capital Factory. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
WP Engine 11/2011Series A$1.2M7
SpareFoot 3/2011Series B$3.5M4
SpareFoot 9/2009Series A$850k4



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