|Venture Fund Member Profile
Walker Ventures invests in technology companies, with a bias towards Internet infrastructure and software technologies in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our focus is on businesses with an experienced, dedicated and motivated management team, a sound business concept and leading edge technology with the opportunity to emerge and be a dominant player in an expanding
We have chosen to concentrate on companies in the high-technology industry to capitalize on the expertise of our staff. The opportunity for these types of companies to grow and succeed in the connected world is greater than ever and the high technology market has created the opportunity for us to strategically invest in their future. Our investments are for financial returns, but we understand it takes time to build your company's foundation and grow into a successful organization.
Our target opportunity is considered the investment of seed capital in "early-stage" companies. By concentrating on this market, we are afforded the opportunity to see very early-stage technologies and services that will be the next evolution of mainstream technologies. The complement of our team provides our portfolio companies with human assets that add significant value beyond the traditional funding model.
In his role of Principal at Walker Ventures, Rusty plays a key role in the search for, and evaluation of, suitable portfolio investments. He is also responsible for analyzing, evaluating and forecasting the performance of the Walker funds, negotiating the structure and terms for investment deals, performing financial and operational due diligence reviewing and analyzing of economic trends and quarterly reporting of the funds. Additionally, our portfolio companies benefit from Rusty's experience as he assists them in developing advanced integrated business models and operating plans that incorporate business goals and strategies.Rusty is a member of the Board of Directors of several portfolio companies.
Rusty brings more than 15 years of business management, finance, and accounting experience in the high tech industry. His four years as an IT consultant have provided him with invaluable insight into some of the unique operational, accounting, and financial challenges that may be experienced by our client companies. Rusty has held senior level finance and accounting positions with technology companies including Siemens-Nixdorf, Trusted Information Systems, Network Associates and Lockheed Martin IMS.
Rusty holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Loyola College in Baltimore. He is also a licensed CPA in Maryland, a member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Mid Atlantic Venture Association's YAVA, and AICPA. Additionally, Rusty is helping to cultivate successful entrepreneurs at The Idea Lab located at University of Maryland Baltimore Campus.
||Agent Logic is the leading provider of event detection and response software. The Company has developed a revolutionary new software technology that is changing the way people access information and applications across enterprise networks.|
||FranSmart coordinates, automates and expedites the growth of franchised businesses by integrating of and online services to empower franchisers to grow sales, decrease costs and improve profitability. Fransmart leverages a solid business foundation that will grow substantially as current clients add more units and as total market penetration of Fransmart-supported concepts increases. With ensured profitability throughout the franchise lifecycle, a Fransmart investor's value begins to grow from "day one" and increases exponentially as Fransmart grows. |
||Platform Logic was acquired by Symantec Corp. on December 12, 2004. The deal will add Platform Logic's AppFire host intrusion-prevention software to Symantec's stable of security technology, and gives Symantec new technology for blocking unknown, or "zero day" exploits, Trojan horse programs and spyware. AppFire™ enables any organization to proactively prevent damage to servers and workstations regardless of where they are hosted or deployed. AppFire™ is an enterprise-class solution that supports any Windows NT/2000/XP, Solaris or Linux application, and is packaged for use by enterprises, systems integrators, and application developers.|
||SecureMethods mission is to bring the next generation of Internet advanced transaction security solutions to the world in an easy to implement, simple to maintain and highly secure solution. SecureMethods will accomplish this by providing robust embedded security solutions that employ their transaction-oriented architecture. This architecture addresses the inherent architectural limitations of today's session/SSL based security solutions.|
Rusty participated in the FundingPost event: Early-Stage Venture & Angel Workshop
on Thurs. July 29, 2004 in VA, Sponsored by Duane Morris, Grant Thornton
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