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Ben Holzman

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Investor, Board Member, ObserveIT and Investor, Board Member, Sysdig. Duke grad.

Investor, Board Member, ObserveIT and Investor, Board Member, Sysdig. Duke grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Growth
  • Fundraising
  • Business Development
  • Operations
  • Enterprise Sales

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Growth
  • • Fundraising
  • • Business Development
  • • Operations
  • • Enterprise Sales

Involved In

Advisor

ZeroTurnaround
VMTurbo
AppAssure Software
AppNeta
Dynatrace
ObserveIT
Rapid7
McKinsey & Company
Sysdig
SevOne
Stackdriver
Tracelytics
Turbonomic
Rapid7
Sysdig
SevOne Inc
ObserveIT
ZeroTurnaround
Bain Capital Ventures
Stackdriver
Tracelytics

Positions

Investor, Board Member Turbonomic 2009 - present
Investor, Board Member Rapid7 2008 - present
Investor, Board Member Sysdig 2013 - present
Investor, Board Member SevOne Inc 2012 - present
Investor, Board Observer VMTurbo 2009 - present
co-CEO & CFO ObserveIT 2015 - 2016
Investor, Board Member ObserveIT 2013 - 2016
Investor, Board Member ZeroTurnaround 2011 - 2016
Managing Director and Senior Advisor Bain Capital Ventures 2007 - 2016
Investor, Board Observer AppNeta 2007 - 2016
Investor, Board Member Stackdriver June 2012 - June 2014
Investor, Board Member Tracelytics 2012 - 2012
Investor, Board Observer AppAssure Software 2008 - 2012
Investor, Board dynaTrace Software 2007 - 2011
Vice President, Sales Operations Iron Mountain 2005 - 2007
MBA Student MIT Sloan 2003 - 2005
Corporate Strategy Group Microsoft 2004 - 2004
Sr. Associate Fidelity Ventures 1998 - 2003
Business Analyst McKinsey & Company 1996 - 1998

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management Business / General Management 2003 - 2005
Duke University Biomedical and Electrical Engineering August 1992 - May 1996

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Robotics
  • • Mobile
  • • Social Impact

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Security • Negotiation • Venture capital • Business Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Vouches Received

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Michael Cohen
Associate, Corporate and Capital Markets, Brown Rudnick LLP. Previously Associate, Business Law, Gesmer Updegrove LLP.
Ben is highly respected VC and expert portfolio company director - a huge asset to any startup.
Josh Kanner
They're my friends  •  Venture Partner, CommonAngels Ventures. Previously Co-founder, CEO, Tegos Technology, Inc.. Brown grad.
Ben's combination of operational experience, domain knowledge and venture capital leadership is a potent one. He has been a part of buildin ... g and investing in companies at all stages of growth. Ben adds value. He listens, suggests ways to measure and test assumptions, and then delivers meaningful recommendations from the results. He's an amazing resource to have on your side.
Michael McDermott
Previously Vice President Corporate Development
The amount of companies he sees as a VC. The number of successful exits he has helped to fund. The number of boards where he has advised sta ... rtups through various circumstances.
Brett Prince
They're my school  •  Vice President of Marketing, Corindus Vascular Robotics and Director of Marketing, Member of Executive Staff, Corindus Vascular Robotics.
Ben's critical thinking skill and experience as both an operator and investor make him a powerful entrepreneur

Brett Prince
They're my school  •  Vice President of Marketing, Corindus Vascular Robotics and Director of Marketing, Member of Executive Staff, Corindus Vascular Robotics.
Brett is very creative and resourceful. He is passionate about big ideas and will drive them to completion.

Frederic Kerrest
Member Board of Advisors, The Ocean School and Mentor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Stanford grad.
Super entrepreneurial

Brian E. Taptich
CEO, Bitcasa, Inc.. Previously VP of International, Zynga. Kellogg grad.
Thoughtful, asks the right questions and has breadth of experience