VC Spotlight of the Week – Jeff Bussgang

Entrepreneur, Author, Professor, and VC.  Not a bad background if you ask us. Jeff is our first “Quadruple-threat” we have featured and his book Mastering the VC Game is an ABSOLUTE must read for anyone in/looking to get into startupland/VC and required reading here at C:V.

Name: Jeff Bussgangbussgang

Company: Flybridge Capital Partners

Blog:  Seeing Both Sides (One of our liked blogs!)

Bio: Jeff is a “double-Crimson” with both a B.A. and M.B.A. from Harvard and is a former entrepreneur (Upromise, Open Market) turned VC. He is also a guest lecturer at Harvard as well (so maybe he is a “triple-Crimson”?).  Full background here!

Miscellaneous/Interesting Facts: We mentioned it above, but it is worth mentioning again, if you haven’t ordered his book already, stop everything and go get it!  This is right up there with Venture Deals in terms of C:V. favorites.

Seriously…

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Round of the Week – Crittercism

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MAU strikes again!  Mobile App Performance Management (mAPM) company Crittercism raised a $30M C round to assist in their expansion to the B2B app market.  We can only imagine how much larger their MAU will be once they do infiltrate the corporate world…

Name: Crittercism

Website: https://www.crittercism.com/

Funding to Date: $48M ($1.2M Seed, $5.5M A, $12M B, $30M C)

Deal Notables: Being tasked with fixing the “blue screen of death” for apps is quite an undertaking but Crittercism seems to have a solid direction of how to get there.  Interesting to note that two of their goals are to 1) Deliver more product capabilities/Expand their value-add and 2) Expand their distribution and partnership channels.  Hmmmm… where have we seen those tactics before...

P.S. if you were wondering, they already have plenty of “Lighthouse” customers