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by redefining the possible


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Virident Systems

Virident Systems

In 2006, the founding team of Virident set out to create data storage solutions that would maximize CPU utilization by boosting I/O performance. The company became known for its FlashMAX Connect product, the industry’s first software suite to deliver a shared server-side flash storage tier with enterprise-class reliability. One of the most notable use cases of Virident’s technology is how it provided the analysis to help LinkedIn’s 200 million members identify who they should follow and enable users to connect more quickly and efficiently for a better overall customer experience. In 2013 Virident was acquired by Western Digital Subsidiary, HGST – formerly know as Hitachi Global Storage Tech – for $685 million in cash.

  • Founded: 2006
  • Round Partnered: Seed
  • Year Partnered: 2006
  • Fund: Prior Art
  • Clear Partner(s): Rajeev Madhavan
  • Status: Acquired
  • Acquirer: Western Digital (WDC)
  • Acquisition Price: $ 685,000,000


The 4 companies our team co-founded produced over $1.7 billion of market cap from 2 IPOs and 2 acquisitions

The 50+ early-stage companies we funded produced over $52 billion of market cap from 34 exits, with 8 going from seed/series A to IPO, 24 acquisitions

Some of our greatest learnings and closest personal partnerships have come from our losses

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