OpenView Partners Teams up with TUGG and Participates in Tech Gives Back
Today several members of Boston-based venture capital firm, OpenView Venture Partners, joined over 50 local firms in TUGG’s first annual “Tech Gives Back” along with BostInnovation and Boston Cares, in a volunteering effort for the Boston area. A total of over 500 people participated in the event participating in events at 12 local charities or sites.
Tech Gives Back has three over-arching goals:
1. Catalyze a movement: 500 individuals from the tech start-up ecosystem contributing in a day of celebrating and giving back to Boston.
2. Bring attention and visibility to the community efforts of the tech ecosystem: Mayor and Governor support, local/national press, and an integrated social media strategy.
3. Build camaraderie and fun: A setting for people to meet, greet, work and party alongside other start-ups, entrepreneurs, VCs, execs and local non-profit organizations.
The OpenView team specifically volunteered alongside other corporate groups at Boston Greater Food Bank to sort and package food and grocery items for local pantries and soup kitchens. Both groups sorted over 7,100 pounds of food, making about 4,370 meals possible.
Participating in events such as Tech Gives Back fits within OpenView’s overall mission to be the best firm in the industry by building great companies, delivering top investment results, developing outstanding people and teams, and being great community citizens.
“We are excited to participate in Tech Gives Back and to provide help to the community that we do business in. We are always striving to become solid community citizen and give back in ways that truly better the community. Tech Gives Back is a great opportunity,” said Brian Zimmerman, managing director.
About OpenView Venture Partners
OpenView Venture Partners is an expansion stage venture capital fund with a focus on high-growth software, Internet, and technology-enabled companies. Through its staff of seasoned operating executives, who collectively bring several decades of technology and management experience to the firm, OpenView is able to help portfolio companies with quickly ramping up Product, Go-To-Market, and Organizational and Operational functions to best practice levels. The firm was founded in 2006 and has a total capital under management of approximately $240 million. OpenView Venture Partners is based in Boston and invests on a worldwide basis.
TUGG is catalyzing and spreading social entrepreneurship in New England. By harnessing the power of the region’s technology ecosystem to source, screen and fund social innovation, TUGG helps young people to realize their full potential through entrepreneurship, education and life experiences. TUGG funds 12 – 15 non-profit organizations/initiatives per year with a maximum of $20,000 per grant. For more information, visit www.tugg.org.