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FA Technology Ventures is an independent, established venture capital firm with a strong track record built over multiple investment cycles. FATV invests in early stage technology companies in targeted emerging technology sectors, seeking opportunities where passionate entrepreneurs have a vision that challenges conventional wisdom.By backing teams with bold and iconoclastic ideas, FATV sources proprietary opportunities in which the potential for outsized returns exists, and looks to avoid over-funded sectors in which the potential for venture returns is depressed.
The core team has worked together for more than a decade and has developed a repeatable methodology for building great companies. As a lead investor, FATV brings to bear deep company building skills, helping construct high performing teams, quality boards, strong financing syndicates, and strategic partnerships. The results of the FATV company building methodology are borne out by the numerous startups the Principals have grown and taken to IPO or to significant acquisition events.
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John is a Partner and a founder of FA Technology Ventures. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Auterra, Autotask, Knoa Software and StreetEasy, is a Board observer of CORESense and BinOptics, and previously served as a Board observer on MetaCarta.
Prior to FA Technology Ventures, John was with Gleacher Enterprise Funding, a public sponsored investment program, where he was responsible for sourcing, negotiating and managing private equity investments whose mission was economic growth. John joined GEF from the equity research group at Gleacher where he was an analyst covering the manufacturing and enterprise software space. John came to a direct “hands on” appreciation of the manufacturing and enterprise software market from the manufacturing floor. This experience first came with Ford Motor Company where he was in operations and engineering and then later with Amphenol’s Computer and Network Products Division where his responsibilities were in new product development, design for manufacturing and assessment and acquisition of new production line equipment and processes.
John is very active in Upstate New York entrepreneurial organizations including being a founder and Director of the Upstate Venture Association of New York (UVANY). John serves as a Judge of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Syracuse University and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute business plan competitions. He serves on the Board of Advisors to the Union College incubator program and is a mentor at the RPI incubator program. John has been an Adjunct Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lally School of Management and Technology (Graduate Program) and currently holds that position at the University at Albany .
John is an active alumnus at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), recently completing a full term (seven years) as a Vice President of the Alumni Association Board of Trustees. John helped found the Eric Evans Memorial Charitable Foundation after Eric’s death in the World Trade Center on 9/11, and now serves the Foundation as a Director and Treasurer.
John earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering and his MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
||CORESense provides an end-to-end solution for today’s small- to mid-size retail enterprises with multi-channel sales strategies.
CORESense has experienced triple digit growth since its founding, reflecting the strength of its entirely web-based platform. CORESense technology, unparalleled in scalability and functionality, represents a new era of software programming, away from modular and vertical integration models, that harnesses dynamic functionality powered by the Internet.|
||OnePIN develops and markets social networking applications for mobile operators using its patented and patent-pending technologies. The initial OnePIN applications enable end-customers to exchange personal information between mobile handsets and the desktop.|
||Adapt Media is the leading provider of wireless outdoor advertising infrastructure that enables advertisers to deliver dynamic real-time, geo-targeted outdoor advertising. Its patented ad|runner™ network is a mobile, digital, outdoor display system that generates advertisements on mobile display units using factors such as duration, location, date and time to determine when and where ads should be displayed. Large, national advertisers such as ESPN, Viacom, Budweiser, Time Warner Cable, Chase Bank and others have benefited from Adapt’s ad|runner™ display in advertising campaigns. Adapt’s technology presents a level of flexibility that has never existed in outdoor advertising, whereby the advertiser can create a campaign within minutes without having to spend any production dollars. The first application of the Company’s technology is the installation of taxi top digital displays. |
||Knoa Software is the leading provider of end-user experience management solutions. Knoa Experience and Performance Manager (EPM) monitors real end-user experience and captures application and end-user metrics to drive adoption and enable efficient and effective use of enterprise applications. Knoa enables organizations to achieve and sustain ROI from the initial and ongoing investment in enterprise applications. With actionable insight into actual end-user experience and performance, the costs for end-user support, application support and training are reduced. Knoa also impacts the top line by allowing organizations to manage end-user performance for efficient, effective and compliant process execution. Knoa’s customer base includes some of the largest, most demanding, enterprise application deployments in the world with customers like British Telecom, Conagra, Kimberly Clark, Kraft Foods, Johnson & Johnson and Microsoft.|
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