Our Founding Pillar CEOs have built companies worth billions in Boston. They’re not just investors in our firm—they’re owners, collaborating with our portfolio as advisors, board members and customers.
Wayfair | Consumer, Logistics
Niraj Shah is CEO, co-founder and co-chairman of Wayfair. He co-founded the home furnishings company, growing it to $7.3 billion in net revenue.
Clearsky Data | Cloud, Enterprise
Ellen Rubin is the CEO of ClearSky Data, an enterprise storage as a hybrid cloud service. Previously she was co-founder of CloudSwitch, a cloud enablement software company that was successfully acquired by Verizon.
Tripadvisor | Consumer, Logistics
Stephen Kaufer is the Co-Founder & CEO of TripAdvisor, one of the largest online travel companies in the world. He also serves on the boards of CarGurus and the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation.
Constant Contact | Marketing, SMB
Gail Goodman is the Chief Product Officer at Pepperlane. Gail was previously the CEO of Constant Contact, a an email marketing provider for small businesses that went public in 2007.
DraftKings | Consumer
Jason Robins is the CEO of DraftKings, the innovative sports-tech entertainment platform. Under his leadership, DraftKings signed league partnerships with MLB, NHL and Nascar.
Circle | Blockchain, FinTech
Jeremy Allaire is the Founder & CEO at Circle, a platform for individuals, institutions and entrepreneurs to use, trade, invest and raise capital with open crypto technologies. Jeremy was previously the Founder & CEO at Brightcove.
PillPack | Consumer, Healthcare
Yvonne Hao was most recently the COO and CFO of PillPack, a Pillar portfolio company that provides an on-line pharmaceutical delivery service. Amazon acquired the company for $1B. Yvonne was previously an Operating Partner at Bain Capital.
Wayfair | Consumer, Logistics
Steve Conine is the co-founder and co-chairman of Wayfair. He co-founded the home furnishings company, growing it to $7.3 billion in net revenue. Steve leads the innovations that give Wayfair a technological edge in online retail.
Demandware | Enterprise, Marketing
Tom Ebling was most recently the CEO and Chairman of Demandware, a provider of cloud commerce solutions. He led Demandware’s highly successful IPO in 2012, and the company was acquired in 2016 by Salesforce.
Ginkgo Bioworks | Computing in Biology, SynBio
Reshma Shetty is a co-founder of Ginkgo Bioworks, an organism design company building organisms to spec for customers across markets including nutrition, health and consumer goods.
Iora Health | Healthcare
Rushika Fernandopulle is a practicing physician and co-founder and CEO of Iora Health, a national de-novo primary care group. He serves on the staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital and on the faculty of Harvard Medical School.
Fuze / Algorand | Blockchain, Enterprise, FinTech
Steve Kokinos is the CEO of Algorand, a Pillar portfolio company. Steve was previously the Co-Founder & CEO of Fuze, and was a founder of BladeLogic, Inc., a recognized leader in the data center automation market .
Plexxi | Enterprise
Dave Husak is the co-founder of Plexxi, a specialist in software-defined data center solutions that was acquired by HP. Dave previously founded C-Port Corporation, and has contributed extensively to industry standardization efforts.
Rapid7 | Enterprise, Security
Corey Thomas is the CEO of Rapid7, a Boston company that powers the practice of SecOps. Cory serves on the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) board of directors and the Massachusetts Cybersecurity Strategy Council.
Acquia | Enterprise, Marketing, Open Source
Tom Erickson was a founding director of Acquia, where he joined the company pre-revenue as CEO, following the sale of Tele Atlas to TomTom, where he had been Chief Products Officer.
Cytyc / Exact Sciences | Healthcare
Stan Lapidus is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and led healthcare companies worth billions, including EXACT Sciences, a colorectal cancer diagnostics company, and Cytyc Corp., a cervical cancer diagnostics company.
EMC / Plexxi | Enterprise
Rich Napolitano was most recently the CEO of Plexxi, a specialist in software-defined data center solutions that was acquired by HP. Rich previously served as President of Unified Storage Division at EMC Corporation.
Netegrity / Aveska / RSA
Deepak Taneja is the co-founde of Boston startup, Zilla Security. He previously founded Aveksa, Inc., where he served as the CEO, CTO and President. Prior to Aveksa, Deepak was the CTO of Netegrity
Layer3TV | Consumer, Telecom
Jeff Binder is a Co-Founder of Genovation Capital. Jeff previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Layer3 TV, Inc., before the company was acquired by T Mobile.
Actifio | Cloud, Enterprise
Ash Ashutosh brings more than 25 years of storage industry experience to his role of CEO at Actifio. Ashutosh was most recently a Partner with Greylock Partners. Prior to Greylock, he was Chief Technologist for HP Storage.
Dyn / Minim | Enterprise, Security
Jeremy Hitchcock is the CEO of Minim, a wifi management and IoT security startup. Jeremy was previously the co-founder and CEO of Dyn, which was acquired by Oracle.
Netezza / Cazena | Enterprise
As founder and CEO of Netezza, the leading provider of data analytics and monitoring appliances, Saxena led its IPO and acquisition by IBM for $1.7B. Saxena also founded and led Applix, a leader in analytical CRM software, which he took public.