Overview

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Primary Role
Managing Director @
Investments
12 Investments in 9 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Los Altos
Website:
http://www.sampullara.com
Social:

Person Details

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Sam is joining Sutter Hill Ventures from Twitter where he was a senior infrastructure engineer and remains a technology advisor. He came to Twitter via the acquisition of Bagcheck in 2011 where he was co-founder and CEO. Previously Sam was an EIR at Benchmark, an angel investor, and the former Chief Technologist at Yahoo!.

While at Yahoo! Sam was responsible for technology strategy across the audience organization and platform team. Prior to his role as Chief Technologist, he worked as the Head of Application Platform at Yahoo! where he focused primarily on grid computing, virtualization, large scale reliable data systems and the implementation of Yahoo's open platform strategy.

Before joining Yahoo, Sam worked as CEO of Gauntlet Systems, which developed the first Intelligent Continuous Integration system. Gauntlet was acquired by Borland, where Sam served as Chief Architect from the acquisition in January 2006 until July of that year.

Sam came to Silicon Valley to work at WebLogic where he was the first server engineer after the founders and stayed on through the acquisition by BEA Systems. He received his Master of Science degree in Physics from Northwestern University and his Bachelor of Science degree from Worcester Polytechnic InstituteSam Pullara is an engineer at Twitter. He joined when the company acquired Bagcheck, a startup he co-founded.

Jobs (18)

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Current

Managing Director

Nov, 2012 - Current   (almost 4 years)

Limited Partner

Nov, 2010 - Current   (almost 6 years)

Angel Investor

2010 - Current   (over 6 years)
Past
Started
Ended
Title
Company
Mar 19, 2010
Unknown
Entrepreneur in Residence
Aug, 2011
Oct, 2012
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Unknown
Aug, 2011
Co-founder
Feb, 2009
Mar 19, 2010
Chief Technologist
2008
Feb 1, 2009
VP Platforms
2008
Feb 1, 2009
Platform Group
Oct, 2000
Nov, 2006
Private Equity Investor
2006
Jul 1, 2006
Chief Architect
Sep, 2005
Jul, 2006
Venture Consultant
Oct, 2004
Aug, 2005
EIR
Sep, 1998
Sep, 2004
Staff Engineer
Dec, 1996
Sep, 1998
Software Engineer
1996
1996
Software Engineer
1995
1996
Software Engineer

Board & Advisor Roles (6)

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Feb, 2016$11.5M / Series A
Jun, 2015$25M / Series B (Lead)
Nov, 2013$17M / Series A (Lead)
Oct, 2013$3M / Venture (Lead)
May, 2013$2M / Seed
Feb, 2013$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2013$1.7M / Seed (Lead)Personal Investment
Sep, 2010$1.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2009$100M / Series D
Feb, 2009$35M / Series C (Lead)
Sep, 2008$10M / Venture
Feb, 2006$13.5M / Series B

Education (2)

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