Josaphat K. Tango

Founder at Kepha Partners

Josaphat K. Tango

Josaphat K. Tango

Founder at Kepha Partners

Overview
Career Highlights

Kepha Partners

RelSci Relationships

572

Number of Boards

12

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Co-Founder at Tamr, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at VoltDB, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Manager at Sigma Management 6 LLC

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Co-Founder at Azuki Systems, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Kepha Partners

Relationship likelihood: Strong

General Partner at Highland Capital Partners LLC

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

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Director at VoltDB, Inc.

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Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at AtScale, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chief Financial Officer & General Partner at Kepha Partners

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December 27, 2015
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November 16, 2015
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October 11, 2015
Courtyard leaves mark on tech
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Josaphat K. Tango
Founder at Kepha Partners
Education
BA, summa cum laude & Phi Beta Kappa

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

MBA, Baker Scholar

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Career History
Founder
2006 - Current

Kepha Partners focuses on pre-seed, seed and Series A companies. They prefer to become involved in their portfolio companies at the very early stages. The firm invests across the Internet, wireless and technology sectors

General Partner
1998 - 2006

Highland Capital Partners (HCP) focuses on investments in companies in the communications, consumer, Internet, digital media, healthcare and information technology sectors. They specialize in seed, early-stage, later-stage and growth-stage investments, venture buyouts, spin-outs and recapitalizations. Within the information technology sector, HCP focuses on: the Internet, digital media, new media, emerging media, e-commerce, online business, software, services, software-as-a-service (SaaS), open source software, low-cost telesales, online marketing, payment systems, emerging broadband, interactive television and media technologies. The firm's communications sector investments typically include networking and communications infrastructure, mobile, wireless technologies, telecommunications services, service opportunities, cable infrastructure and semiconductors. Within the healthcare sector, HCP prefers to invest in medical technology, software, services, medical devices and biotechnology. The firm's consumer investments focus on consumer goods, consumer services and retail. HCP invests primarily in the US, Asia and Europe. They are typically the first institutional investor in their portfolio companies and usually take a seat on their portfolio companies' boards of directors.The Highland Consumer Fund focuses on investments in the consumer products, consumer services and retail sectors. The Fund targets consumer-facing companies that require capital for growth and expansion. The Fund seeks companies with unique products or services, proven business models as evidenced by sustainable unit economics and replicability on a large scale without margin erosion from competitive forces.

Director
Prior

MAINTAINING A VIBRANT VENTURE CAPITAL COMMUNITY IN NEW ENGLAND.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

VoltDB, Inc. provides database for large scale transaction processing. It offers high-speed operational database that combines breakthrough speed and real-time, in-memory analytics in a single database system. VoltDB solves this critical velocity problem. It is an in-memory relational database that combines high-velocity data ingestion, massive scalability, and real-time analytics and decisioning to enable organizations to unleash a new generation of applications that act on data at its point of maximum value. Organizations in markets ranging from financial services and media, to energy and telecommunications, use VoltDB to narrow the ingestion-to-decision gap from minutes, or even hours, to milliseconds. The firm offers products for ultra-high throughput systems and open source developers. The company was founded in 2009 by Michael R. Stonebraker, Scott Jarr and Andy Palmer and is headquartered in Bedford, MA.

Director
Current

Azuki Systems, Inc. develops mobile phone software solutions. The firm enables mobile access to any content, on any device, on any network, at any time. It provides over-the-top (OTT) optimized multi-screen video technology for mobile network operators, multi-service operators, content owners, and enterprises. The company was founded by Chin-Cheng Wu, Raj Nair, John Tremblay and Eric Lin in 2007 and is headquartered in Acton, MA.

Director
Current

Apifia, Inc. engages in the provision of influencer marketing platform. It offers customer acquisition, data insights, loyalty and retention, customer profiles, and user generated content. The company was founded by Christopher Wolfel, Sean Naegeli, Shoeb Ahmed Mogal, and Lyle Stevens in 2011 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

TO PROVIDE SECONDARY EDUCATION TO BOYS IN GRADES 7-12.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

New england chinese information and networking association (NECINA), is a non-profit and non-political organization.

Board Member
Tenure Unconfirmed

New England Venture Capital Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization which operates as a catalyst, and advocate, and a resource for the innovation economy. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Political Donations
$1,000
2008

Chief of Staff at Office of the Representative from Michigan's 11th District, Kerry Bentivolio

$726
2005
$1,000
2004
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