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11

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5

About Kenny van Zant

Kenny Van Zant is a Austin, TX and Palo Alto, CA-based angel investor who typically invests $20K - $100K in young companies. Van Zant prefers to invest in early stage companies focused on software, SaaS, or software enabled services. Van Zant is particularly interested in what he calls the "consumerization of the enterprise" and looks for companies that may be disrupting traditional enterprise software.Geographically, Van Zant is location-agnostic and aims to help his portfolio companies out through support on product strategy and scalabe go-to-market models.

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San Francisco, California,

United States

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Itential Secures $5.5 Million Investment from Elsewhere Partners and Adds Software Veteran Kenny Van Zant to Its Board of Directors

Sep 27, 2017

First Outside Funding Will Accelerate Delivery of Innovative Network Automation Solutions September 27, 2017 07:14 ET | Source: Elsewhere Partners ATLANTA, Sept. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Itential , an emerging leader in automating Software Defined Networks (SDN), today announced that the company has received its first outside investment from Elsewhere Partners , a growth-stage venture capital firm that was recently launched by veteran software investors. The $5.5 million in funding will be used to accelerate the development and delivery of Itential’s innovative network automation solutions for enterprises and service providers. The funding comes on the heels of a record year of growth for Itential. The company’s Pronghorn platform is at the core of network operations for some of the largest enterprises and service providers in the world. Founded in 2014 on the premise that today’s networks need to match the agility of modern computing infrastructure, Pronghorn enables Itential’s customers to create programmable, dynamic networks that can be optimized in seconds, rather than days or weeks. With Pronghorn, configuration changes and workflow automation are driven directly by business applications and logic, exponentially accelerating the speed at which networks can be updated. “Itential anticipated and correctly timed the shift from physical to virtualized networks and is fundamentally changing the way large networks operate,” said Chris Pacitti, Elsewhere Partners founder and partner. “The company has achieved incredible customer adoption and revenue growth in a short time, without outside funding. Elsewhere Partners is proud to lead Itential’s first round of outside investment, and our team of investors and Operating Advisors are eager to help the company’s leadership revolutionize the market for network automation.” Seasoned software executive and Elsewhere Partners Operating Advisor Kenny Van Zant will join Itential’s Board of Directors. Elsewhere Partners Operating Advisors provide intensive, boots-on-the-ground support to portfolio companies and frequently serve as the investment firm’s board representatives. With more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Van Zant has a proven track record for scaling growth-stage companies quickly and efficiently. He currently serves on the boards of Castlight Health, Idera, and Puppet, and is an early investor in dozens of infrastructure software companies, including Docker, PagerDuty, OneLogin, and InfluxData. Most recently, Van Zant was the Head of Business for Asana, the leading cloud-based work tracking platform, where he led sales, marketing, customer support and finance. Prior to Asana, Van Zant was the Senior Vice President, Chief Product Strategist at SolarWinds. He has also held leadership roles at Motive, BroadJump and Cisco Systems. “It’s time for the network to be as nimble as the rest of the infrastructure stack — NetOps needs to look like DevOps. The promise of a ‘programmable network’ has been talked about for years, and I believe Itential is the first company built to actually deliver it,” said Kenny Van Zant. “It is an honor to join the board and help guide the team as the company scales to meet this massive opportunity.” “The demand on today’s networks to move fast requires a new breed of network automation technologies and processes,” said Ian Bresnahan, president and CEO of Itential. “We are thrilled that Elsewhere Partners shares our vision and are beyond excited to welcome Kenny to our board. The collective talent and experience they add to our team is astounding, and it will be invaluable to us as we embark on the next phase of our journey.”

Kenny van Zant Investments

11 Investments

Kenny van Zant has made 11 investments. Their latest investment was in Reclaim as part of their Seed VC on May 5, 2021.

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Kenny van Zant Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/26/2021

Seed VC

Reclaim

$4.8M

Yes

8

4/3/2015

Seed VC - II

PicnicHealth

$2M

Yes

1

9/4/2013

Series A

SendHub

$3M

Yes

2

3/26/2013

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

5/27/2011

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

5/26/2021

4/3/2015

9/4/2013

3/26/2013

5/27/2011

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Seed VC

Seed VC - II

Series A

Seed VC

Seed VC

Company

Reclaim

PicnicHealth

SendHub

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$4.8M

$2M

$3M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

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Sources

8

1

2

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10

Kenny van Zant Portfolio Exits

5 Portfolio Exits

Kenny van Zant has 5 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was PagerDuty on April 11, 2019.

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4/11/2019

IPO

$99M

5

2/17/2017

Acquired

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10

6/6/2016

Acquired

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10

1/10/2012

Acquired

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8/29/2011

Acquired

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10

Date

4/11/2019

2/17/2017

6/6/2016

1/10/2012

8/29/2011

Exit

IPO

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

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$99M

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