Chris Pacitti joined Austin Ventures in 1999 and serves as General Partner. His investment focus is primarily on early-stage technology companies in the software and Internet sectors. Chris started his venture career in 1995 with TL Ventures, where he was a VP and also focused on early-stage technology investing. Prior to TL Ventures, Chris was a Co-Founder and COO of a technology start-up company that pioneered several industrial applications for a novel oxidizing chemistry.
Chris received his BA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University. He previously served on the Boards of Directors for the Microsoft Venture Capital Advisory group and the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas.
Bazaarvoice is one of the world's largest shopper networks connecting people, products, brands and retailers at each stage of the buying journey. For more than 2,000 clients globally, Bazaarvoice helps channel authentic, consumer-generated branded content into all the places that influence purchase decisions, giving our clients business insights so they can offer consumers more of what they want. Many of the world's largest retailers rely upon Bazaarvoice to drive more traffic to and conversion on their ecommerce sites, and the Bazaarvoice network helps brands participate directly in the retail channel to influence consumers at the point of purchase. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Bazaarvoice has offices in Amsterdam, London, Munich, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Stockholm and Sydney.
BetweenMarkets provides the first comprehensive platform for ensuring B2B Information Quality by monitoring, managing and enforcing the quality of transactional information exchanged between enterprises and their external business process partners. By offering unprecedented visibility and control to its customers, BetweenMarkets makes every multi-enterprise business process dramatically more accurate, responsive and cost-efficient. BetweenMarkets solutions complement traditional B2B technology investments, which focus on the transmission and translation of external data into critical business applications, by validating the business information before it affects downstream processes, customer satisfaction, and ultimately, a company's bottom line. BetweenMarkets is based in Austin, Texas.
Connecting people with information and knowledge, Bloomfire aims to reduce the amount of time people spend searching for information to do their jobs. Bloomfire delivers content management and social collaboration features in an easy-to-use web application, bridging the gap between business people who have knowledge with those who need it. Create and contribute multimedia posts. Search and browse enduring content. Ask and answer important questions. Find and follow experts.
Complex Media is the premier multi-media platform for young males, featuring a network of entertainment, sports and lifestyle properties, and a flagship site, Complex.com, which is the online hub of Complex magazine (launched in 2002). Complex Media sites are carefully selected and curated to maintain editorial integrity and consistency. Complex Media -- which has 65 million monthly unique visitors -- successfully engages the hard-to-reach male demographic around lifestyle content with an authentic voice that is powered by a sophisticated social platform.
CREDANT Mobile Guardian solutions protect endpoint data wherever it resides, helping to ensure endpoint data security and demonstrate compliance while avoiding the costs and complexities of full disk solutions. Chosen in 2007 and 2008 as the fastest growing, privately-held security company in the Inc 500 survey, CREDANT Technologies enables customers to leverage the business productivity benefits of highly mobile endpoint computing without the risks or operational constraints imposed by other technologies.
Dachis Group is the global leader in data-driven social marketing solutions. Built on a proprietary big data analytics platform, Dachis Group's social performance measurement and amplification software applications, collaborative insights and reporting capabilities, and world leading data-driven social marketing solutions group help the world's largest brands engage@scale with their customers.
Donuts is a domain name registry bringing variety and choice to Internet naming. The company was founded by long-standing industry executives with experience in registry and registrar operations and industry regulation, and who have successfully launched top-level domains (TLDs), built industry-leading companies, and brought value and choice to the domain name marketplace.
Edgecase is the platform behind today’s most inspiring shopping experiences. Using a proprietary combination of machine learning and human content curation, the Edgecase platform allows shoppers to communicate their unique preferences, context and style to discover products and make confident buying decisions.
FiveRuns has developed a new breed of systems management software - a simple, straightforward, open-source answer for monitoring, analyzing, reporting and predicting. Monitor and maintain your systems wherever you are and whenever you want with little more than a web browser and an internet connection.
Innography enables organizations of all types and sizes to achieve optimal return on their IP investments. Innography's proprietary suite of products combines unique correlation and visualization technologies to seamlessly integrate patent data with financial, litigation, market and other key business information.
Noesis Energy puts businesses in control of their energy management costs. Combining big data services, energy analytics and industry expertise, our free and premium services help energy professionals track and improve energy performance and cost savings for greater return on investment.
OpenIncubate was formed by venture investors, tech industry leaders, and academic advisors in key technology hubs around the world to fund and foster innovative companies using open source to transform the IT infrastructure layer. Founding investors are Austin Ventures, Battery Ventures and The Valley Fund, located in the program’s first 3 hubs: Austin, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; and Menlo Park, California. Advisors include Open Compute Foundation’s Cole Crawford, Capital Factory’s Joshua Baer and Akamai’s Mike Afergan. Teams are admitted and funded on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Clientless security platform
Pluck is developing the next generation of Internet search, information presentation, and personalized content syndication. It provides a Web Information Management Application that integrates multiple web productivity tools to simplify and improve how users consume, control and create web information. Pluck's publishing paradigm uses a hosted web server that allows consolidation of information into a single interface.
SGN represents the next generation of social game development. SGN's proprietary and patent-pending technology process, MasterKey, allows a game to be built once and seamlessly distributed to all platforms, including: Facebook, iOS, Android, and Amazon. Through its three-prong strategy of social, mobile, and web games, SGN reaches players wherever they choose to play. SGN is responsible for more than twelve top ten titles on the iTunes App Store and three #1 titles on the Amazon App Store.
Troux’s mission is to change the way businesses make IT decisions. With Troux, CIOs and business leaders are able to strategically manage IT in the context of their business. Solutions from Troux empower decision makers with a real-time view into the IT resources that are spread across the business. This ability allows organizations to better understand what IT resources they have, which are needed and how to quickly and safely retire those that are not important their business. Troux delivers results for some of the world’s best known brands including: American Airlines, Bayer Health Care, Boeing, Cargill, Cisco, Disney, Fidelity, HSBC, Moody’s, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Vodafone and Walmart.
Veros provides customers with continuous, non-intrusive, scalable, predictive monitoring of industrial asset reliability and energy use across an entire enterprise. At the core of the Veros product is the Predictive Intelligence Platform (PIP), which analyzes 300+ discrete reliability and energy efficiency metrics from voltage and current waveform data and then transforms that data into actionable intelligence for engineers, plant supervisors, and corporate executives. End-users can receive alerts via email or SMS, warning them of an electrical or mechanical fault that may lead to a catastrophic failure sometime in the future. To dig deeper, end-users can turn to PIP's web-based interface, or integrate with leading Enterprise Asset Management suites.
Virtual Bridges provides desktop cloud and virtualization solutions that help enterprises and managed service providers simplify desktop management, improve security and compliance, and increase organizational agility across Windows and Linux environments. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas VERDE, VERDE SMART Client, VERDE Cloud Branch, VERDE LEAF are trademarks or registered trademarks of Virtual Bridges, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Vovici is the leading provider of intelligent online survey management and feedback solutions. Powerful, scalable and easy to use, Vovici's solutions help companies engage customers, employees and partners to increase loyalty, facilitate innovation, and influence critical business decisions. More than a thousand organizations worldwide, including more than half of the Fortune 500, rely on Vovici to turn information into action.
Based in Austin, Texas, Vyze is transforming the way consumers access financing at the point of need, beginning with retail credit.
Worksoft® - an SAP® partner - is a leading global provider of business process validation software for complex, mission-critical applications. Fortune 500 companies use our solutions to lower technology risk as well as shorten project timelines, reduce costs, innovate faster, and improve business process quality. Worksoft solutions validate end-to-end business processes with high levels of automation - often exceeding 80%. Blue-chip companies across manufacturing, financial, government, energy, healthcare, retail, entertainment, and transportation sectors choose Worksoft.