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Dartmouth College, BS 1993
Computer Science

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Lewis Cirne

Lewis Cirne is the founder and CEO of New Relic, recently funded Software as a Service company focused on providing application performance management solutions for over 35,000 customers. The company is funded by Benchmark Capital, Insight Ventures, T Rowe Price, Allen & Company.

Prior to New Relic, Mr. Cirne was an entrepreneur in residence at benchmark. He founded Wily Technology in 1998, built the company into a market leader in web application performance management, and invented its flagship product, Introscope.

Mr. Cirne served as Wily’s president and CEO until 2001, and then as CTO, leading the company through eight years of consistent sales growth and its 2006 acquisition by CA, Inc.

Lew still codes prototypes of new New Relic products, and has raised over $115M for his company.

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