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Company Overview of Ignition Partners

Company Overview

Ignition Partners is a venture capital firm investing in seed, start-up, early-stage, Series A, occasional Series B, late venture, and growth capital. It does not invest in consumer, telecom infrastructure, pure hardware or large capital projects. The firm typically invests in technology and telecommunications with a focus on telephone and communications equipment, wireless, cloud computing, mobile enterprise companies, Internet of Things, Micro Services/Containers, Vertical SAAS, FinTech, Software Defined Networking, Hybrid Clouds, Blockchain Applications, enterprise IT, enterprise software, big data, consumer electronics, business to business software, and services across business and cons...

350 106th Avenue NE

1st Floor

Bellevue, WA 98004

United States

Founded in 2000

Phone:

425-709-0772

Fax:

425-709-0798

Key Executives for Ignition Partners

Founding Partner
Age: 51
Founding Partner
Age: 62
Founder and Partner
Founding Partner, Co-Founder, and Partner
Age: 63
Chief Financial Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Ignition Partners Key Developments

Ignition Partners Names Bob Kelly as Managing Partner in Seattle Office

Ignition Partners announced Bob Kelly has joined as a managing partner in the firm’s Seattle office. Kelly will be one of the firm’s four partners responsible for fund investments and overall firm strategy. Kelly brings more than 20 years of experience with him from Microsoft where he held a variety of positions, most recently holding the position of Corporate Vice President for the Cloud + Enterprise Business Development and Strategy team where he drove the merger and acquisition strategy and coordination of cross-division strategic planning. During his tenure, Kelly played an integral leadership role in defining how Microsoft goes to market with server and cloud computing, and was instrumental in growing the Windows Server business from a relatively new product to a market leader, and helping to shape Microsoft's $20+ billion server and tools business. He was also instrumental in the early days of Microsoft Azure, helping it grow into one of the industry’s leading cloud platforms.

Ignition Partners Names Scott Coleman as Business Development Partner

Ignition Partners announced that Scott Coleman has joined as a business development partner in the firm’s new Los Altos office. Scott will identify technical and go-to-market opportunities, as well as drive strategic partnerships for the firm’s portfolio companies by leveraging his mix of technology industry experience, a history of working with startups across the entire stack, financial background as an equity analyst, and business development background. Scott joins Ignition from Microsoft where he led Startup Growth Partners.

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