EPHY

Unit Split

Epiphany Technology Acquisition Corp.

Raised
$402M
CIK
1827248
Focus
Technology, Unicorns
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Arthur Coviello, our Chairman since inception, is a deeply experienced technology industry CEO and board member. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Coviello served as President and Chief Executive Officer of RSA (previously NASDAQ: RSAS) and following RSA’s acquisition by EMC (previously NYSE: EMC) for $2.1 billion, as an Executive Vice President of EMC and head of its Security Division from 2006 to 2015. During his leadership tenure at RSA, Mr. Coviello oversaw 17 acquisitions, driving growth and solidifying RSA’s leadership position in the cybersecurity industry. Mr. Coviello has been a central figure within the information security industry for more than 25 years. His strategic vision and management as Chief Executive Officer of RSA helped drive the company’s growth to revenues of approximately $1 billion in 2015. Under his leadership, Mr. Coviello built RSA Conference into one of the most respected, vendor agnostic events in cybersecurity. Mr. Coviello’s expertise and influence have made him a recognized leader in the industry as he is frequently a featured presenter at conferences and forums around the world, and he has played key roles in several national cybersecurity initiatives. Mr. Coviello currently serves on the board of directors of both public and private companies, including Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF), a consumer financial services company since 2015, and Tenable (NASDAQ: TENB), a provider of Cyber Exposure solutions since 2018, Bugcrowd, a crowdsource cybersecurity platform since 2015, Capsule8, an infrastructure security solution provider since 2017, ZeroNorth, a SaaS-based DevOps security automation platform since 2019 and SecZetta, a third party identity risk solutions provider since 2019. Previously, Mr. Coviello has served on the boards of directors of various technology companies including Cylance, sold to Blackberry (NYSE: BB) for $1.4 billion, Verodin, sold to Fireeye (NASDAQ: FEYE) for $250 million, Gigamon, provider of network visibility and data traffic management software and Enernoc, provider of energy intelligence software and demand response services. Currently, Mr. Coviello is an active investor, advisor and board member of a number of private companies, guiding technology startups as a private investor and in his roles as a Venture Partner at Rally Ventures, an early stage investor in business technologies, as an advisor to ClearSky Security Fund and as a Senior Advisor to Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities Group. Prior to RSA, Mr. Coviello had extensive executive management experience in several technology companies. He started his career as a certified public accountant at Deloitte, Haskins & Sells. Mr. Coviello graduated magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts with a BBA, concentration in accounting. Mr. Coviello is well qualified to serve as on our Board due to his extensive operational, executive and board experience in the technology industry.

Paul Deninger, our Vice Chairman since inception, is an experienced board director, accomplished Chief Executive Officer and trusted advisor to technology industry CEOs. Mr. Deninger previously served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Broadview International, a technology focused investment bank, from 1996 until 2003, when the company was acquired by Jefferies. During Mr. Deninger’s tenure as Chief Executive Officer at Broadview, he helped the company increase its revenue from $50 million in 1996 to over $300 million by 2000. From 2003 to 2020, Mr. Deninger served in senior leadership positions at prominent investment banks. Mr. Deninger was a Vice Chairman at Jefferies from 2003 to 2010 and was Co-Head of Technology Investment Banking at Jefferies immediately following its acquisition of Broadview. In that capacity, Mr. Deninger led Jefferies’ entry into the technology initial public offering business. From 2011 to February 2020, Mr. Deninger was a Senior Managing Director and Senior Advisor at Evercore. Over the past 30 years of his distinguished career, in the technology industry, Mr. Deninger has developed a deep capital markets experience, having completed over 150 IPO, M&A, and financing transactions with the world’s leading technology companies and top-tier private equity and venture capital firms and advised hundreds of CEOs and boards on shareholder value creation, including how to leverage technology to achieve transformation and growth. Mr. Deninger currently serves as a Senior Managing Director at Davis Partners Group, an advisory firm that provides C-suite and Board level consulting services. Mr. Deninger is considered a thought leader in Technology Finance and has been a keynote speaker at numerous technology and VC industry events including National Venture Capital Association, European Venture Capital Association, Red Herring Global and a panelist and a 14-year attendee at World Economic Forum at Davos. Mr. Deninger was a member of the US Treasury IPO Task Force that led to the 2012 JOBS Act, and a member of the Executive Council of TechNet, a national network of technology CEOs and senior executives. Additionally, from 2001 to 2006, he also served on the board for The Boston Globe, a leading newspaper in New England and a division of the New York Times. Mr. Deninger currently serves on the boards of three public and two private companies that are primarily focused on technology or have been undergoing a technology transformation including Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM), an enterprise information management company focused on data and record management, since 2010 where Mr. Deninger sits on the Finance Committee and Compensation Committee and previously served on the Risk and Safety committee and oversaw the CEO search process, Resideo (NYSE: REZI), a smart home products and systems solution provider, since 2018 where Mr. Deninger sits on the Audit Committee and Technology Committee and Chairs the Finance Committee, EverQuote (NASDAQ: EVER), an online marketplace for consumer auto, home and life insurance, since 2019 where Mr. Deninger sits on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee, VANTIQ, a technology platform that allows users to develop and deploy real-time applications and SmartShift, a provider of legacy to cloud automation tools. Mr. Deninger received a Bachelor of Science from Boston College and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School. Mr. Deninger is well qualified to serve as on our Board due to his extensive operational, finance and executive experience in finance and banking, as well as his board experience in the technology industry.

Peter Bell, our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a Director since inception, has served as the General Partner of Amity Ventures, a venture capital fund based in Silicon Valley, since 2018. Mr. Bell has spent three decades starting, building, and investing in technology businesses, which resulted in investor liquidity of more than $6 billion. His thematic areas of focus include Machine Learning, Big Data, Virtual/Augmented Reality, Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Autonomous Logistics, Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Personal/Mobile Commerce, Payments, and Enterprise Software. Mr. Bell began his career at Price Waterhouse in Boston and in late 1986, Mr. Bell joined EMC and relocated to San Francisco in 1987 to help lead EMC efforts in Silicon Valley. In 1998, Mr. Bell embarked on his own entrepreneurial journey and co-founded StorageNetworks, a pioneer in cloud computing. Mr. Bell led the company as its Chief Executive Officer and helped take the company from concept to $123 million in annual revenue within three years and also completed its IPO in 2000. After StorageNetworks, Mr. Bell formed his own investment firm, Stowe Capital, focusing on early stage investments in enterprise software, data center infrastructure, and consumer internet companies. In 2006, Mr. Bell joined Highland Capital Partners, a global venture capital firm with current AUM of $3.5 billion, where he led investments in early and growth stage technology companies, and served as the managing general partner of the firm from 2015 to 2016. In the last five years, Mr. Bell has served on the board at Playco Global, a developer of instant-play games across variety of platforms, Vowel, a developer of a meeting application designed to help clients record and annotate conversations, Column, the first collaborative public notice platform helping journalists, governments and legal services work together and Apex Technology Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: APXT), a blank check company currently in the process of consummating its initial business combination with AvePoint, Inc., a data management solutions provider of Microsoft cloud services to large and mid-market enterprises, since 2019. Additionally, he has served on the boards of numerous technology companies including, LevelUp, an ordering, payments and loyalty experiences provider for restaurants from 2008 to 2018, Turbonomic, an enterprise software company from 2009 to 2018, WePay, an integrated payments provider affiliated with Chase bank from 2010 to 2017, Qumulo, a hybrid cloud storage provider from 2012 to 2018, Gigamon, provider of network visibility and data traffic management software from 2010 to 2012, Ocarina, provider of online storage optimization solutions from 2007 to 2010, and ENJOY, a provider of same day technology delivery and setup services from 2015 to 2019. Additionally, Mr. Bell was a member of the faculty at MIT Sloan School of Management from 2003 to 2006, where he taught Entrepreneurship. He was also a Distinguished Executive in Residence and member of the faculty at Boston College from 2003 to 2010, where he taught at the Carroll School of Management. Mr. Bell served as a University Trustee at Boston College from 2002 to 2010 and currently serves as a Trustee Associate. Mr. Bell holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Boston College, an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and an Honorary Doctorate from Babson College. Mr. Bell is well qualified to serve as on our Board due to his extensive operational, investing and board experience in the technology industry.

Kirk Arnold, one of our director nominees , has since 2018 been an Executive-in-Residence at General Catalyst Ventures, a venture capital firm,, where she works with management teams to help scale and drive growth. In that capacity, Ms. Arnold serves on the board of The Predictive Index, a provider of talent optimization software, since 2019. Ms. Arnold spent over 30 years as an executive in the technology industry, most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of Data Intensity, a cloud-based applications and analytics provider from 2013 to 2017. Prior to Data Intensity, Ms. Arnold served as the Chief Operating Officer of Avid Technology (NASDAQ: AVID), a developer and seller of software and hardware for digital media production and management from 2008 to 2012, as Chief Executive Officer and President of Keane, Inc. (NYSE: NEX), a mid-tier outsourcer global technology company in 2007 and as Chief Executive Officer of NerveWire Inc, a management consulting and systems integration provider from 2000 to 2003. Ms. Arnold is currently an independent board member of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), a provider of industrial technologies and services, Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), a manufacturer and servicer of HVAC systems, and Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE: TRI), a multinational media conglomerate. Ms. Arnold is involved with a number of non-profit organizations, including the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, where she is a trustee and member of the Executive Committee, and the UP Education Network, where she serves on the Board. In addition, she is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and an advisor to the Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. Ms. Arnold holds a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College. Ms. Arnold is well qualified to serve on our Board due to her extensive operational, investing and board experience in the technology industry.

Paul Flanagan, one of our director nominees , since 2017 has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nasuni, a provider of cloud-based enterprise file storage. Mr. Flanagan spent the first 9 years of his career with Ernst & Young LLP in Entrepreneurial Services and Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr. Flanagan then served in senior management roles in finance and operations at Vitol Gas and Electric (acquired by Coral Energy) from 1995 to 1997 and Lasertron Inc., a provider of stainless steel (acquired by Corning) from 1997 to 1999. From 1999 to 2002, he served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at various times of StorageNetworks, a pioneer in cloud computing. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Flanagan was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of VistaPrint Ltd., a manufacturer and retailer of apparel and customizable marketing products, where he helped guide and close its initial public offering in 2005. Mr. Flanagan has been serving a Managing Director at Sigma Prime Ventures, a technology venture firm that he co-founded in 2011, and a Managing Director at Sigma Partners, a venture capital firm, which he joined in 2006. During Mr. Flanagan’s time at Sigma Prime Ventures and Sigma Partners, he has served on the board of Wordstream, an online marketing software solution provider that was acquired by Gannet in 2018, High Street Partners, a provider of finance and administrative services to companies that merged with Nair & Co in 2014 to form Radius, NS1, a developer of traffic management platform, Contently, a developer of a content-marketing platform since 2013, and Coherent Path, a developer of email marketing services since 2014. Mr. Flanagan holds a B.S. in Accounting from Bentley University. Mr. Flanagan is well qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive operational, finance, investing and board experience in the technology industry.

Melissa McJannet, one of our director nominees , has since 2018 serve as Northleaf Capital Partner’s (“Northleaf”) Venture Partner and Senior Advisor, providing strategic oversight of Northleaf’s venture capital program. Ms. McJannet is a member of the Investment Committees for Northleaf’s Canadian venture capital funds. Ms. McJannet previously served as a Managing Director on the private equity investment team and leading Northleaf’s corporate development activities. Prior to joining Northleaf’s predecessor, TD Capital, in 2005, Ms. McJannet was an investment professional at Mayfield, one of the leading venture capital firms in Silicon Valley from 2000, where she invested directly in early-stage technology companies and worked closely with management teams to help grow their businesses. Previously, Ms. McJannet worked in business development and finance roles for a telecommunications company in Chile and for the high-speed Internet access division of Rogers Cable in Toronto. Prior to that, from 1994 to 1996, Ms. McJannet was in the investment banking group of RBC Dominion Securities, where she worked on a variety of mergers and acquisition assignments. Ms. McJannet received a B.A. (Honours) from Queen’s University and an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Ms. McJannet is well qualified to serve on our Board due to her extensive financial and investing experience in the technology industry.

JD Sherman, one of our director nominees , served as President and Chief Operating Officer at HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS), a provider of inbound marketing, sales, customer service and CRM software, from 2012 through June 2020. Mr. Sherman helped lead HubSpot into the public markets through the company’s IPO in October 2014 and oversaw 10 M&A deals during his leadership tenure. Prior to HubSpot, Mr. Sherman spent six years as Chief Financial Officer of Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM), a content delivery network, cybersecurity and cloud services provider, where he was responsible for finance, strategic planning, and corporate development during a period of significant growth for Akamai. He also served as the Chief Financial Executive of IBM’s $21 billion Systems and Technology Group. During his 15-year career at IBM (NYSE: IBM), Mr. Sherman held a number of senior executive positions in finance. Mr. Sherman currently serves on the board of Citrix (NASDAQ: CTXS), a desktop virtualization, networking and cloud computing technology provider since March 2020, and has served on the board of various technology companies including Fiserv (NASDAQ: FISV), a financial services technology solutions provider from 2015 to 2019, Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CY), a designer and manufacturer of semiconductor products intended to offer mixed-signal and programmable technology from 2010 to 2015, 3Com (previously NASDAQ: COMS), a provider of ethernet and various network interface controller technologies from 2008 to 2009, and AMI Semiconductor (previously NASDAQ: AMIS), a designer and manufacturer of application specific integrated circuits from 2007 to 2008. Mr. Sherman holds a B.A. in Economics from Emory University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Mr. Sherman is well qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive operational, finance and board experience in the technology industry.

Advisors

Alex Vieux is the chief executive officer of Herring International, a Belgian corporation. Over the last 35 years, he has worked with and engaged C-suite executives from five continents, scouting disruptive companies later embraced by the markets. Red Herring has ranked the most prominent startups in the global technology industry and featured them in its publication since 1993. Many of the Red Herring “Top 100” end up being acquired or going public. Mr. Vieux started his career at Arthur Andersen/Accenture. Then he co-founded two technology companies, C•ATS Software and Renaissance Software, both fintech startups that either went public or were sold in the 1990’s. He also founded ETRE, The European Technology Roundtable Exhibition a yearly forum assembling 800 technology world leaders. He was elected on the board of directors of Tandem Computers and Computer Associates (listed on NYSE), Checkpoint Software, Commerce One, and Qualys (listed on NASDAQ) as well as dozens of private companies. He served as an advisor to Chaserg Technology Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: CTAC), a blank-check company which consummated its initial business combination in March 2020, and serves as an advisor to each of Apex Technology Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: APXT), a blank-check company currently in the process of consummating its initial business combination with AvePoint, Inc., a data management solutions provider of Microsoft cloud services to large and mid-market enterprises, E.Merge Technology Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:ETAC), a blank check company searching for a target business in the software and internet technology industries and Carney Technology Acquisition Corp. II (NASDAQ:CTAQ), a blank-check company searching for a target business in the technology industry. A graduate of the Institut d’études politiques de Paris and the French business school HEC, Mr. Vieux also holds a law degree from the Universite de Paris and an M.B.A. from Stanford University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

Steven Fletcher advised numerous technology companies on mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions in his 24 year career as an investment banker. Mr. Fletcher worked in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs for more than eight years, where he held a number of leadership roles including head of Information Technology Services banking, head of Systems and Storage banking and head of the Private Placement Group. In 2003, he helped to start a new investment bank, GCA (formerly known as Savvian LLC), which has grown to over 400 professionals. Mr. Fletcher was a member of GCA’s U.S. management committee and head of the software group and co-head of the digital media group. Mr. Fletcher has worked on transactions with companies including some of the biggest names in the technology industry as well as hundreds of growth and middle-market technology companies. He served as an advisor to Chaserg Technology Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: CTAC), a blank-check company which consummated its initial business combination in March 2020, and serves as an advisor to each of Apex Technology Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: APXT), a blank-check company currently in the process of consummating its initial business combination with AvePoint, Inc., a data management solutions provider of Microsoft cloud services to large and mid-market enterprises, E.Merge Technology Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:ETAC), a blank check company searching for a target business in the software and internet technology industries and Carney Technology Acquisition Corp. II (NASDAQ:CTAQ), a blank-check company searching for a target business in the technology industry. Mr. Fletcher also serves on the Board of Directors of Lee Enterprises (NYSE: LEE), a US media company. He holds a B.A. in Economics from UCLA and an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.