RiverMuse Board of Directors
Marc Ferrie, Chairman
Marc Ferrie now leads the team at RiverMuse as the CEO and Chairman. Previously he was the Senior Vice President of Engineering. Marc brings two decades of executive experience in delivering enterprise software solutions. Previously, Marc was the Senior Vice President of Engineering at GuardianEdge, a leader in endpoint data protection. Prior to GuardianEdge, he was the Vice President of Engineering at Elemental Security, a leader in enterprise policy and risk management. Marc has also led engineering and technical operations (Customer Support, IT, hosted ops) at companies such as Ventaso, a provider of sales effectiveness solutions, and Evolve Software (now Oracle), a leading provider of IT operations management and professional services automation. Prior to this, Marc held numerous executive management positions at Computer Associates and Ingres in France and the U.S., in both Engineering and Customer Service.
Marc holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the University Descartes, Paris, and a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University La Sorbonne, Paris.
David Schwab joined Sierra Ventures in 1996 and was named a Managing Director in 1998. His investment focus is Enterprise Software.
Dave’s professional career began at Lockheed Corporation in the software engineering department. Following his tenure there, Dave joined Sun Microsystems where he held positions in sales and sales management. In 1991, Dave co-founded Scopus Technology with a fellow Sun sales manager and two other executives. While at Scopus, he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Scopus, a leader in the CRM space, went public in 1995 and was subsequently acquired by Siebel Systems.
Dave holds two graduate engineering degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard University.
Dave’s current investments include CSS SlashSupport, Flypaper Studios, Parature, Prelert, Revionics, Rivermuse, and Zoom Systems. Dave’s past investments include 360Commerce, Inc. (acquired by Oracle), Accruent (acquired by Vista Equity Partners), CrossLogix (acquired by BEA Systems, Inc.); FatBrain (NASD-FATB, acquired by Barnes and Noble), Knova (Merger of Kanisa and ServiceWare), Micromuse (NASD-MUSE, acquired by IBM), Onlink Technologies (acquired by Siebel Systems) and SalesLogix (NASD-IACT, acquired by Sage Software).
Larry has been with Trinity Ventures since 1989. Previously, he worked for five years at Hewlett-Packard where he held a range of marketing and management positions within the Information Network Group. Earlier in his career, Larry worked with New York investment firm Niederhoffer, Cross and Zeckhauser on mergers and acquisitions, and with Bain & Company, a leading management consulting firm.
Green brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the open source and proprietary software sectors. A veteran of the Silicon Valley software industry, Green joined Sun Microsystems in 1989 where he held a variety of roles, including Vice President and General Manager of Solaris and Java during which he led the creation of JavaEE and JavaME. He went on to become Sun’s Executive Vice President of Software responsible for its entire software product, service and support business. Currently Executive Vice President of the Mobile and Enterprise business at Nuance Communications, Green is also a member of the Foundation Board of the University at Albany (N.Y.) and a co-founder and board member of Freshbrain.org.
RiverMuse Inc is a privately owned company, funded by Sierra Ventures, Trinity Ventures and Promethyan Labs.
Sierra Ventures, founded in 1982, is a privately held venture capital firm focused on investments across all areas of the Information Technology sector from semiconductors to enterprise software. Sierra Ventures has managed nine venture capital partnerships and currently has more than $1.5 billion of capital under management. Some of the firm’s investments include 360Commerce (acquired by Oracle), Active Software (acquired by WebMethods), AmeriGroup (AGP), Authentec (AUTH),Centex (acquired by WorldCom), ConvergeNet (acquired by Dell), FatBrain (acquired by Barnes & Noble), Frontbridge (acquired by Microsoft), Healtheon (merged with WebMD), Interact Commerce (acquired by Sage), Intuit (INTU), Micromuse (acquired by IBM), OnAssignment (ASGN), OnLink (acquired by Siebel), Quinta (acquired by Seagate), StrataCom (acquired by Cisco), Sourcefire (FIRE), Sychip (acquired by Murata Manufacturing) and Teradata (acquired by NCR).
Founded in 1986, Trinity Ventures, a boutique firm, partners with passionate entrepreneurs to transform revolutionary ideas into reality. With over $1 billion under management, Trinity Ventures was founded on the principle of personal engagement and mutual respect with the entrepreneurs we fund. Trinity Ventures focuses on early stage technology ventures with a particular emphasis on digital media, Internet services, mobility, security and software markets.
Trinity Ventures has invested in more than 100 ventures, including such leading companies as Affinity Labs (acquired by Monster.com), Aruba Networks (ARUN), Bix (acquired by Yahoo!: YHOO), Blue Nile (NILE), Crescendo Communications (acquired by Cisco: CSCO), Extreme Networks (EXTR), Forte Software (FRTE), IntruVert Networks (acquired by Network Associates: NWK), LoopNet (LOOP), Modulus Video (acquired by Motorola: MOT), Network Alchemy (acquired by Nokia: NOK), Photobucket (acquired by News Corporation: NWS), SciQuest, Speedera Networks (acquired by Akamai Technologies: AKAM), Starbucks (SBUX), Sygate Technologies (acquired by Symantec: SYMC) and Wall Data (WALL).
Promethyan Labs is a software technology incubation business formed by a team with a successful track record in the serial innovation and commercialization of intellectual property.
The company’s all hands on deck approach helps to reduce the time and risk in transforming algorithm heavy technology ideas into market ready businesses. Sitting between Angel and Venture Capital, Promethyan Labs provides the resources entrepreneurs need – technical, strategic, commercial and financial – to expedite an idea from conceptual spark to market-ready offer.