SHASTA FOCUSES ON SMART SOFTWARE FOR THE ENTERPRISE

STRENGTHENS BENCH WITH SERIAL ENTREPRENEURS AND ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE EXECUTIVES FROM SALESFORCE EINSTEIN, GOOGLE CLOUD, INVISION AND EPHIPHANY

Shasta is excited to announce the growth of our team that focuses on smart software for the enterprise.

  • Mike Trigg has held roles at two Shasta Ventures portfolio companies, including Chief Marketing Officer and GM at Entelo, a recruiting automation solution, and interim CMO at Brandcast, a code-free website platform. Mike will serve as an Advisor to Shasta portfolio companies. Previously, he was COO at cloud file sharing vendor, Hightail (formerly YouSendIt, acquired by OpenText), running sales, marketing, customer success, and business development. Earlier in his career, Mike co-founded real-time analytics provider, Truviso (acquired by Cisco), and was vice president of product and corporate marketing at CRM solution, Epiphany. In addition to enterprise SaaS, Mike also has consumer experience as vice president of marketing at the social network, hi5, and founder of the social gaming startup, Spitball Entertainment. Mike holds an M.B.A from UC Berkeley and a B.A. from Northwestern University.
  • Shasta Advisor Brent Tworetzky is the senior vice president of Product Management at InVision and is joining the Shasta team as an advisor for our GTM Trek forum and our portfolio founders. Brent has a strong track record of delivering products users love and scaling businesses and revenue across the enterprise. He believes strongly in coaching and mentoring entrepreneurs on leading high-performing, sophisticated cross-functional teams in complex and ambiguous environments, especially in high-stakes moments, such as product launches, when it’s all about “getting things done.”
  • Venture partner Simon Chan is a serial entrepreneur, product innovator, and investor. His latest startup, PredictionIO, is an open source Machine Learning Server that empowers engineers to build smart software. After the acquisition of PredictionIO, Simon joined Salesforce as a Senior Director, Product Management to build up the new Einstein product team and to launch AI-related platform products. He has deep expertise and a sterling reputation and will focus on our smart software initiative across subscription commerce and enterprise software.

At Shasta, we elevate early stage enterprise SaaS companies. For 15 years we’ve helped over 30 startups go public or get acquired by providing the capital and e