Bob Kelly

Managing Partner at Ignition Venture Partners LLC

Bob Kelly

Bob Kelly

Managing Partner at Ignition Venture Partners LLC

Biography

Dr. Robert W. Kelly is Managing Partner at Ignition Venture Partners. Dr. Kelly was previously employed as Vice President-Windows Azure Marketing by Microsoft Corp. He also served on the board at Nimble Storage, Inc. He received his undergraduate degree from Thomas More College and a doctorate degree from the University of Dallas.

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Ignition Venture Partners LLC

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Former Managing Partner at Ignition Venture Partners LLC

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Founder at Skytap, Inc.

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Founding Partner at Ignition Venture Partners LLC

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Founder & Partner Emeritus at Ignition Venture Partners LLC

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General Partner at Madrona Venture Group LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Sysdig, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Founder at Integris Software, Inc.

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Founder at Amplero, Inc.

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Partner at Accel Partners LLC

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Venture Advisor at Ignition Venture Partners LLC

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Bob Kelly
Managing Partner at Ignition Venture Partners LLC
Education
PhD English Literature
Class of 1995

University of Dallas is a private, independent Catholic regional university located in Irving, Texas that is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. University comprises four academic units: the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the Constantin College of Liberal Arts, the College of Business (accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)],which includes the Graduate School of Management, and the School of Ministry.

B.A. Liberal Arts & Science/Liberal Studies
Class of 1988

THE THOMAS MORE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS WAS FOUNDED TO PROVIDE A SOLID EDUCATION IN THE LIBERAL ARTS, A CATHOLIC EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS OF ALL FAITHS, UNITED IN THE QUEST FOR WHAT IS TRUE, GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL. IT PURSUES THIS MISSION BY SEEKING WISDOM AND SHARING IT JOYFULLY WITH THE WORLD.

Thomas More College is a small, liberal arts college with a big reputation. For instance, Money Magazine ranks Thomas More as one of the "Best College Buys" in higher education. And the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching praises the college as a "selective liberal arts college." Founded in 1921 by the Benedictine Sisters as Villa Madonna College, Thomas More now serves just over 1,600 students from across the country and around the world on its beautiful campus in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, just minutes from downtown Cincinnati.

Career History
Managing Partner
2017 - Current

Ignition Venture Partners is an early-stage (Seed, Series A, occasional Series B) business software venture capital firm with unparalleled connections in Silicon Valley and Seattle. The firm do not invest consumer, telecom infrastructure, pure hardware or large capital projects and their main focus areas are Mobile Enterprise, Internet, Micro Services/Containers, Vertical SAAS, FinTech, Software Defined Networking, Hybrid Clouds, and Blockchain Applications.

Director
2016 - 2017

Nimble Storage, Inc. provided data storage platform. It enabled IT organizations to accurately predict, manage and deliver the storage required to improve business applications and workloads across their IT environments. The company was founded by Varun Mehta and Umesh Maheshwari in November 2007 and was headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Corporate Vice President, M&A Strategy & Business Development
1996 - 2016

Microsoft Corp. engages in the development and support of software, services, devices, and solutions. It operates through the following business segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment comprises products and services in the portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services of the company spanning a variety of devices and platform. The Intelligent Cloud segment refers to the public, private, and hybrid serve products and cloud services of the company which can power modern business. The More Personal Computing segment encompasses products and services geared towards the interests of end users, developers, and IT professionals across all devices. The firm also offers operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; personal computers, tablets; gaming and entertainment consoles; other intelligent devices; and related accessories. The company was founded by Paul Gardner Allen and William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

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Microsoft Corporation purchases MetricsHub, Inc.

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