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Xuropa

Xuropa is a platform for hosting, marketing, and renting legacy enterprise software for use on the cloud.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2008
  • Employees 3
  • Website xuropa.com

Company Summary

Small to medium sized businesses (SMB) have little access to Enterprise Software due to inflexible software pricing models and expensive support requirements. The Xuropa Platform enables SMB’s to access enterprise software on the cloud with the scalability of multi-tenant software-as-a-service applications. Value added features include: Automatic provisioning to scale to unlimited users; billing; sales analytics and an engaging web experience.

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    James Colgan
    Founder and CEO

    Started career 20yrs ago running a multi-million dollar processor business in Japan for National Semiconductor due to his unique combination of skills - an engineer that understood business and was fluent in Japanese. Since then, he has received patents; played executive roles in building processor businesses; an ecosystem for tablet devices 10yrs before the iPad; and putting an enterprise software startup on the path to over $20M revenues.

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    Dr. Confidential
    Advisor (CTO-to-be)

    Cloud Software Architecture Manager in F100 Data-Center Group. Lead virtualization technology development and launch. Ph.D. in Comp. Eng. and MBA. 4 patents and over 23 publications in the HPC and Enterprise Software domains. Many leadership roles over 24yrs at F100 company building enterprise software and server management applications. Lead enterprise platform architect - server management product ran 1,000's of servers at Beijing Olympics.

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    JT Graveaud
    Co-Founder and Chief Architect

    Started career at IBM as a software developer using neural networks for an optical character recognition platform for license plates. Later played a lead role at the French Atomic Agency developing intranet and ecommerce sites. At Kefta was lead back-end server, database, and load balancing architect for a massively scalable ad network. At Kodak lead the development of a distributed medical archive system for the French healthcare industry.

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    Frank Hrobak
    Vice President Business Development

    Over 30 years’ technology sales executive, most recently Denali Software, acquired by Cadence for $315M; Account, region, and international sales leadership responsibility with annual sales between $3M+ and $6M+. Top sales person with record $6.6M deal closed with IBM. Has built numerous direct, distributor, and representative sales teams. Attended University of Pittsburgh, BSEE and MBA with honors.

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    Harry Gries
    Director Customer Support

    A graduate of MIT, Harry brings to the team over 25 years of experience in the field of enterprise software customer support and program management. While at Synopsys, he was a proven leader of large technical teams managing multi-million dollar programs for strategic customers.

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    Doug Lyons
    Board of Directors

    Doug has 30yrs of tech business leadership experience; an executive at companies like Motorola and Mentor, and startups. Accomplishments include becoming Mentor's first VP of Worldwide Emerging Technology Sales where he developed and executed strategies to grow the company’s largest cash generator; Nurturing Hardi from $1M -$10M, and leading a successful acquisition for nearly $30M; Successful angel investing in Boschert and Trimble Navigation.

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    Monali Jain
    Board of Advisors/Interim VP Engineering

    Active member of Keiretsu Forum and Tie Angel groups focused on software and cloud technologies. 16yrs of experience in developing and launching highly scalable, highly profitable internet software products and services. Held leadership positions at Paypal/eBay, Interwoven, Good Technology and GE with global responsibilities. Bachelor of Engineering and MBA with completion of additional executive education at Harvard.

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    Dave Mosby
    Board of Advisors

    Over 30 years executive experience including CEO of three profitable enterprise software product and consulting companies, one of which (Softguard Systems, Inc.) grew from $1M to $16M in revenue under his tenure. Negotiated a successful merger delivering 25x increase in share price of the then public company. Currently Executive Director of the Keiretsu Forum Entrepreneur Academy.

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    Dr. John Acken
    Advisor/Contract Development Manager

    Currently Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oklahoma University overseeing development work on advanced technology for Xuropa. Previous experience includes Intel, Sandia Labs, and Schlumberger Palo Alto Research. Ph.D., Electrical Engineering Stanford University, 1988; M.S., Electrical Engineering Oklahoma State University, 1978; B.S., Electrical Engineering Oklahoma State University, 1976.

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    Dr. Sohum Sohoni
    Advisor/Contract Development Manager

    Currently Assistant Professor at Arizona State University. Working under contract to Xuropa on advanced technology components. PhD, Computer Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 2004; B.Eng. Electrical Engineering, Pune, 1998.

Advisors

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    Matt Bartus, Cooley
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Teri Johnson, Bookkeeping
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Celine Colgan
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    Ked Hogan
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    Jason Stroffs
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