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Stanford University, PhD
electrical engineering
Stanford University, MS
electrical engineering
University of Notre Dame, BS
electrical engineering


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Larry Augustin

Mr. Augustin founded VA Linux (now VA Software), where he served as CEO and led VA Linux to a position of industry leadership. Worth magazine named him one of the Top 50 CEOs in 2000. At VA Linux, he created, the world’s largest Open Source software development community with over half a million users, and its commercial version, SourceForge Enterprise Edition, used to manage software development in large enterprises. Also at VA, he acquired, merging,, Slashdot, and other well-known Open Source Internet sites to form the Open Source Development Network (OSDN). Previously, Larry held research staff positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories in the Network Architecture and Performance Center and at Stanford University in the Program Analysis and Verification Group.

Mr. Augustin holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering form Stanford University, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He has appeared as a regular columnist in Linux Magazine, is the author of numerous articles, and is the author of “Hardware Design and Simulation in VAL/VHDL,” published by Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
ZenPayroll 12/2012Seed$6.1M22
Appcelerator 10/2010Series B$9M4
Appcelerator 6/2010Venture Round$2.1M2
Appcelerator 12/2008Series A$4.1M2
Splashtop, Inc 8/2008Series C$15M5
Ohloh 2007Seed4



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  2. Sierra Leads $9 Million Investment in Appcelerator; eBay Makes Strategic Investment ( [edit]
  3. Appcelerator raises $2.1M to build apps on multiple devices ( [edit]
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  5. DeviceVM Announces Series C Funding of $15M, Led by New Enterprise Associates ( [edit]
  6. Ohloh ranks the world's coders, and helps them advertise too ( [edit]
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