If only starting software companies were this easy…

March 2, 2010

As a Boston Venture Capital firm, OpenView Partners believes it is not just about the growth capital a venture firm invests in an expansion stage software company but more about the operational support they can offer you as you scale the business in a capital efficient way.

Back in October, we started our blogging effort within the firm as a way to demonstrate the real difference an operational venture capitalist can make by sharing our thoughts on building great businesses that result in great exits and as a way to help early stage and expansion stage founders, CEO’s and management teams think about their companies and how to grow them.

One of the earlier blogs I wrote was titled “What a 16 year old girl wanting to raise chickens can teach us all” Well I thought it might be time to update everyone on the status of the girls start up by sharing with you the output from the business.

It is obvious that she has moved from the early start up phase to expansion stage by releasing a commercially available product. Understanding how focused she was on this project I am sure she will also achieve a successful exit with a strategic buyer when the right time arrives.

Unfortunately we all know starting and building successful software companies are not this easy. If you are looking for a firm to help you with real world operational experience and not just capital check out OpenView partners and our blog’s… we might be the right firm for you!

All the best!


Venture Partner

<strong>George Roberts</strong> is a Venture Partner at OpenView. He enjoys partnering with companies and helping them achieve their goals through strategy, focus and operational execution. From 1990 to 2003, George spent 13 years at Oracle Corporation, most recently having served as Executive Vice President of North American Sales. While at Oracle, George was responsible for over $1 billion in revenue and more than 2,000 employees, reporting directly to the company’s CEO and Chairman, Larry Ellison.