Reimagining Storage

Exablox is backed by leading Venture Capital Firms
in Silicon Valley.


Tom Blaisdell, General Partner

With a focus on software, technology-enabled services and media, Tom helps DCM Ventures portfolio companies create high-growth marketing strategies, structure successful strategic partnerships and build strong management teams. Tom has a particular focus on innovation in the financial technology arena and technology and services that empower entrepreneurs and small businesses. He led DCM Ventures' previous investments in PayCycle (acquired by Intuit), HireRight (IPO on NASDAQ; then acquired by USIS), Jaspersoft (acquired by Tibco), (acquired by Bankrate) and Vendavo (acquried by Francisco Partners). His current board seats include AdSpace Networks,, Exablox, SavingStar, and Vindicia.

Matthew Howard, Managing Partner

Matt brings over 25 years of experience in marketing, product management, engineering, business development, and sales in a wide range of technologies to Norwest Venture Partners. Matt has appeared on the Forbes Midas List as a top 100 investor for three years. Matt focuses his efforts on mobile, security, rich media, cloud based services/applications, networking and storage sectors. He currently serves on the boards of Avere Systems, Blue Jeans Network, ConteXtream, Exablox, Hadapt, MobileIron, Morta Security and Pertino Networks. He is a board observer at FireEye.

Steve Krausz, General Partner

With over 30 years of venture capital experience, Steve has led or co-led the firm's investments in Trusteer (acquired by IBM), Guidewire Software (IPO), Xylan (IPO), Epic Design (IPO), Check Point Software (IPO), Imperva (IPO), New Focus (IPO), (acquired by Cox Target Media), Vontu (acquired by Symantec), Sierra Monolithics (acquired by Semtech), Verity (IPO), Occam Networks (acquired by Calix), CipherTrust (acquired by Secure Computing), Accelerated Networks (IPO), Parametric Technology (Rasna), NetDynamics (acquired by SUN), Stratacom (IPO), Harmonic Lightwaves (IPO), Elantec (IPO), CenterView Software (acquired by Sybase), Applied Digital Access (IPO) and Micro Linear (IPO). Steve currently serves on the boards of Active-Semi, Appthority, Box (NYSE: BOX), Cato Networks, Electric Cloud, Exablox, Inside Sales (observer), Kaiam, Megapath, Prevoty, Quantifind, Quixey, Smartling, Xirrus and ZEFR.

Dell Ventures

Dell Ventures was created with the goal of investing in and supporting new businesses that align with Dell’s expertise and strategic direction. We collaborate with cutting-edge entrepreneurs and investors who share our vision in the following technology areas: Cloud, Next-generation data center, Big data, Storage, Mobile, and Security. By investing in these areas, Dell seeks to team with the best and brightest visionaries in the technology areas we know best, and to help them achieve their potential.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. An electronic components company committed to leading innovation, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs), discrete devices, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers, wireless components, mobile peripheral devices and advanced materials. These devices make possible today’s leading smartphones, tablets, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, industrial applications, enterprise solutions and more.

Silver Creek Ventures

Mark Masur founded Silver Creek Ventures in the early ‘90s to focus on early stage investing in Texas and Silicon Valley. Over the years the firm has attempted to find a few companies that were able build a business that changed their industry on a fundamental level such as Xilinx, Inc., MetroPCS, ONI Systems, and Alteon Web Systems. The firm’s most recent investments include Sharethrough, Exablox and Egnyte. Mark’s current investment focus is on privacy and security, storage and data collection and analytics. He currently serves on the boards of Sensity Systems, Cellfire, Talari Networks and WebAware.

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