Frank Artale

Former Managing Partner at Ignition Venture Partners LLC

Frank Artale

Frank Artale

Former Managing Partner at Ignition Venture Partners LLC

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Ignition Venture Partners LLC
Ignition Ventures Management LLC
Consera Software Corp.

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Software Developer at GE Aviation Systems North America, Inc.

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Managing Partner at Ignition Venture Partners LLC

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General Partner, Investing at Andreessen Horowitz LLC

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Co-Founder at Coho Data, Inc.

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Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group LLC

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Founding Partner at Ignition Venture Partners LLC

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Co-Founder at AppFirst, Inc.

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General Partner at Madrona Venture Group LLC

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Founder & Chief Technology Officer at Unidesk Corp.

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Founder at Open Kernel Labs, Inc.

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Frank Artale
Former Managing Partner at Ignition Venture Partners LLC

Polytechnic Institute of New York University (formerly Polytechnic University), an affiliated institute of New York University, is a comprehensive school of engineering, applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted in a 158-year tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship: i2e. The institution, founded in 1854, is the nation’s second-oldest private engineering school. In addition to its main campus in New York City at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn, it also offers programs at sites throughout the region, around the globe and remotely through NYUe-Poly. NYU-Poly is an integral part of NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai and the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in downtown Brooklyn


The Refiners, Inc. invests in startups located in San Francisco, in California. The firm invests in various sectors. It provides financing for all stages. It makes investments with an investment size of 50 to 100000 USD and seeks to take a 3 to 7% minority stake in the portfolio company.

Career History
Managing Director
2013 - 2017

Part of Ignition Partners Group, Ignition Ventures Management II LLC is an American company located in Bellevue, WA. The firm provides investment advice.

Managing Partner
2011 - 2017

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.

Vice President, Business Development
2006 - Prior

XenSource, Inc. provides software solutions. It develops, markets, and sells enterprise grade virtualization solutions based on open source xen hypervisor. The company was founded in December 2004 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2013 - Prior's mission is to free virtualization customers from the cost and complexity of today's monolithic storage architecture and enable them to focus on their data and applications.Backed by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, it is developing an integrated software-defined storage and networking model that abstracts configuration and functionality from the underlying hardware while making use of innovative storage networking integration and high-performance, commodity hardware to help customers realize the vision of a software-defined datacenter.

2010 - 2012

DNN Corp. develops web content management platform. It offers cloud migration, evoq upgrades, and installation and configuration services. The firm’s solutions include customer engagement, marketing and e-commerce, customer support, product development, member engagement, and employee intranet. The company was founded by Joe Brinkman, Nik Kalyani, Scott Willhite, and Shaun Walker in September 31, 2008 and is headquartered in San Mateo, CA.

2005 - 2009

Klir Technologies, Inc. provides information technology services. It delivers operational monitoring, alerting, reporting, and analytical solutions that provide real-time visibility into application impacts on IT infrastructure. The company's customers include Alpharma Inc, CACI International, E&B Giftware, ISI Emerging Markets, Planet Beach, and Scalable Networks. The company was founded by James N. Maiocco in 2000 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

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Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney


Former Senator from Iowa

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Citrix Systems, Inc. purchases Unidesk Corp. from Matrix Management Corp., Ignition Venture Partners LLC, North Bridge Venture Partners

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Ignition Venture Partners V LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Apptio, Inc. enagages in the provision of technology business management solutions. It offers software-as-a-sevice applications including cost transparency, information technology planning and benchmarking, business insights, and bill of information technology. It operates through the following geographic areas: Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and Asia-Pacific (APAC). The company was founded by Sunny Gupta, Kurt Shintaffer and Paul McLachlan on October 2, 2007 and is headquartered in Bellevue, WA.

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