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Gary Hermansen - Partner

Gary has over 20 years of business and entrepreneurial experience including engineering, sales/marketing and executive management experience. Gary's experience spans the markets SaaS based IT Service, telecommunications, email security and semiconductor industries. Most recently Gary served as CEO of Fortressware a leader in content security in Mountain View.  Before that, he was also CEO of CSRware a provider of SaaS based enterprise sustainability business intelligence. Gary was also CEO and President of Global IP Solutions a Norwegian publically traded company and the leader in the embedded VoIP technology which was acquired by Google.  Gary was also the CEO of Brightmail, an innovator in the SaaS email services market that was acquired by Symantec. Prior to that Gary served as President and GM of Glenayre Consumer Products and held senior positions at Wireless Access, Cypress Semiconductor and Intel. Gary holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

Ann C Ting Ph.D. - Partner

Ann is a proven serial entrepreneur in technology companies for healthcare, life science and enterprise software. She was the founding CEO for Fortressware, a leading developer of content security technology. Before that, she co-founded Confer technology while she was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Mayfield Fund. Confer was the first healthcare technology company that leverages internet technology and the cloud. As the President of Confer, Ann took Confer through its successful merger with a public healthcare IT company. Before she became an entrepreneur, she has held various senior management positions at large public companies including: Xerox PARC, Bell Labs, and GE. Ann holds her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University.