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Paul Santinelli

Paul is more than just an investor; he’s a partner in our success and a mentor for me personally. He is that rare VC who combines high business acumen with a significant understanding of technology. As a former entrepreneur, Paul has the operational experience to know what it takes to build a successful company from the ground up.

John Vincenzo - Vice President, Marketing, Embrane

Biography

Paul Santinelli has been a Partner at North Bridge since 2005. Paul focuses on investments in open source, software, security, Internet applications and infrastructure & communications, and is based in Palo Alto, California.

Previously, he served as director of Red Hat Network and was responsible for product definition, strategy, engineering, product management, marketing and lifecycle management for the company's flagship software services offering. Paul also served as the director of global information systems and technology during his tenure at Red Hat.

Prior to Red Hat, Paul was founder and CEO of NOCpulse, a Silicon Valley software start-up focused on delivering the next generation enterprise systems management platform. NOCpulse was acquired by Red Hat in October 2002. While at NOCpulse, Paul was nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award of 2002. Previously, Paul was chief technology officer of Global Center and Vice President of technology for Global Crossing, a telecommunications company that built and operated the world's first independent global fiber optic network. During the past twelve years, Paul has held various engineering, product management and marketing positions in companies including Red Hat, IBM, Lotus Development and Compuware.

Before joining North Bridge, Paul served on the advisory boards of Arrowpoint Communications (acquired by Cisco), Inflow, Kiva Software (acquired by Netscape), Mobility.net (acquired by Software.com) and One Secure (acquired by Netscreen).
Paul has a BS from Emerson College in Boston.

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From My Portfolio
  • Couchbase (previously Membase)
  • Embrane
  • LiveRamp
  • Message Bus
  • REvolution Analytics
  • Sharethrough
  • Tapjoy (previously Offerpal)
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