|London School of Economics, BS||1987|
Scale Venture Partners / Scale Venture Partners
Rory has been an investor at Scale or its predecessor funds since 1993. He has invested across the board in software and internet companies, but with a particular focus on software companies benefiting from the move to software as a service and the wider transition of enterprise computing to the cloud. Currently he sits on the boards of Arena Solutions, Axcient, Boundary, Box, DocuSign, ExactTarget, Hubspan, Livescribe, Lumension Security, and Vantage Media.
Prior successful investments include IPOs such as Omniture (subsequently acquired by Adobe for $1.8 billion), Connect and NetGenesis (subsequently acquired by SPSS). Acquisitions include ScanSafe (Acq: Cisco), Frontbridge (Acq: Microsoft), Zone Labs (Acq: Checkpoint), Placeware (Acq: Microsoft), OuterBay (Acq: HP) among others. The automation of marketing in the internet era has been a theme of his investments from NetGenesis in the 1990′s, to Omniture in 2005, and ExactTarget today.
Rory holds a BSc from the London School of Economics. He was named to the Forbes Midas List in 2012 and was also named one of the “power players” of venture capital by AlwaysOn in 2011 and 2012. Prior to Scale he was the CEO of a manufacturing company in the UK. Rory blogs at ScaleVP.