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by redefining the possible

 

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Zerto

Zerto

Brothers Ziv and Oded Kedem successfully sold their first company, Kashya, to EMC in 2006 after establishing the global standard for appliance-based business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) for enterprise infrastructure. After leaving EMC, the Kedem brothers started with a clean sheet of paper and went back to first principles, founding Zerto in 2010 to re-invent BC/DR for the cloud computing era. Economies of scale and ease-of-use were driving the adoption of cloud-based services at an aggressive rate, but traditional BC/DR solutions were not efficient for modern virtualized data center infrastructure. Today, with headquarters in Boston, MA and Herzliya, Israel, Zerto has over 4,000 customers in 40 countries and is the gold standard for BC/DR for private and public clouds.

  • Founded: 2010
  • Round Partnered: Series B
  • Year Partnered: 2011
  • Fund: Prior Art
  • Clear Partner(s): Chris Rust
  • Status: Active
Chris has invaluable knowledge of the business technology market from SMBs to the largest enterprises. His market knowledge is helping us to build a better product and meet our business goals. His input is direct, honest, and constructive. We get tremendous value from working with him.
Ziv Kedem, CEO

TEAM

  • Spence Green

    CEO

  • Samantha Reiss

    Head of Services

  • John DeNero

    Chief Scientist

  • Paula Shannon

    Chief Evangelist

  • Cassie McGruder

    Head of Finance

  • Omar Orqueda

    Head of Engineering

  • Ashwin Purohit

    Head of Technical Operations

  • Sylvia Borek

    Head of Revenue, AMER

  • Larry Gloss

    VP of Public Sector

  • Matt Mores

    Head of Revenue, EMEA

  • Alice Lulka

    Head of People

Results

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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