Lead Edge Growth Opportunities, Ltd
- Software, Technology
Mitchell H. Green serves as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer . Mr. Green is the founder of Lead Edge and currently serves as one of the firm’s three General Partners. He founded Lead Edge in 2012 with the private equity team from Eastern Advisors Capital Group, LLC and is a member of the Investment Committee for all Lead Edge funds. Mr. Green has led investments in companies such as Alibaba Group (IPO), Spotify (Direct Listing), BlaBlaCar (exited), Serena & Lily (acquired), Uber (IPO), Bazaarvoice (IPO), Benchling, Amplitude, Drillinginfo (acquired), Mindbody (IPO), Marketo (IPO), Monetate (acquired), Xamarin (acquired), Appirio (acquired), Asana (Direct Listing) and Red Ventures. Prior to founding Lead Edge, Mr. Green was on the investment teams at Eastern Advisors, a Tiger hedge fund seeded by Julian Robertson, and Bessemer Venture Partners. Mr. Green holds an M.B.A. in Marketing from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Economics from Williams College.
We believe Mr. Green’s significant investment and business management experience make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Nimay Mehta serves as our President and Chief Financial Officer . Mr. Mehta is a General Partner at Lead Edge Capital, which he joined in 2012, and a member of the Investment Committee for all Lead Edge funds. Mr. Mehta has led investments in companies such as Bumble (IPO), Spotify (Direct Listing), Marketo (IPO), Delivery Hero (IPO), iParadigms (acquired), VivaReal (acquired), Uber (IPO), Drillinginfo (acquired), Spotify (Direct Listing), BlaBlaCar (exited), Mindbody (IPO), Arrive Logistics, Weave, eSSENTIAL Accessibility, Azul Systems, ClearScore, GlobalVetLINK, Ensighten, Help Scout, LiveView Technologies, Lean Solutions and TransferWise. Prior to Lead Edge, Nimay was an analyst at Insight Venture Partners where he focused on growth-stage software and internet businesses. He holds an A.B. in Economics from Harvard University.
Brian Neider serves as our Chief Operating Officer . Mr. Neider joined Lead Edge in 2012 and is a member of the Investment Committee for all Lead Edge funds. Mr. Neider has led investments in companies such as Toast, Immedis, Amplitude, Workhuman, Catawiki, Asana (Direct Listing), Signal Sciences (acquired), Anaqua (acquired), Duo Security (acquired), Kapost (acquired), Compass (exited) and Xamarin (acquired). Prior to joining Lead Edge, Mr. Neider was a Vice President in the New York office of FTV. While at FTV, he focused on middle-market growth investments in the software and business services sector. Prior to earning his M.B.A., Mr. Neider was a New York-based investment professional with Bessemer Venture Partners. Mr. Neider holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Margaret C. Whitman has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors . Ms. Whitman is a business executive, former political candidate, and philanthropist. Based in Colorado, Ms. Whitman currently serves as a member of the board of directors for The Procter & Gamble Company, a consumer goods company. Most recently, Ms. Whitman served as Chief Executive Officer for Quibi. Prior to joining Quibi, Ms. Whitman served as the Chief Executive Officer for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, or HPE, a multinational enterprise information technology company, and as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2015 to June 2017. From 2014 to 2015, Ms. Whitman served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman for Hewlett-Packard Company (now known as HP Inc.), the former parent of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, and as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2011 to 2015. Prior to joining HP Inc., Ms. Whitman was the Republican Party’s nominee for the 2010 gubernatorial race in California. From 1998 to 2008, Ms. Whitman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay Inc. Ms. Whitman previously served as a member of the board of directors for HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, and for a number of private companies. Ms. Whitman currently serves as the Nation Board Chair for Teach For America. Ms. Whitman holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an A.B. in Economics from Princeton University.
We believe Ms. Whitman’s significant business management and executive experience make her well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Nick Mehta has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors . Mr. Mehta has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Gainsight, a leading provider of customer relationship management software that was acquired by Vista Equity in November 2020. Mr. Mehta also serves on the board of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) and as a general partner of Acceleprise San Francisco. Prior to Gainsight, Mr. Mehta served as an Executive-in-Residence at Accel Partners and as the Chief Executive Officer of LiveOffice prior to its acquisition by Symantec. Mr. Mehta holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Harvard University and a B.A. in Biochemistry from Harvard College.
We believe Mr. Mehta’s significant investment and business management experience make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Sydney Carey has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors . Ms. Carey is an accomplished Chief Financial Officer with deep public markets, corporate finance, and strategy expertise. Ms. Carey has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Sumo Logic (NASDAQ:SUMO) since November 2018 and on the board of Asana (NYSE: ASAN) since August 2019 where she is Audit Committee Chair. Ms. Carey has extensive experience in leading public companies and pre-IPO organizations, as both an executive and a board member. A Stevie Award Winner for Women in Business – Best Executive, and a San Francisco Business Times’ Bay Area CFO of the Year, Ms. Carey’s broad financial experience includes two decades of operational and strategic leadership roles. Previously, Ms. Carey served as the Chief Financial Officer at Duo Security, which was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2018. Before Duo, she was Chief Financial Officer to the high-growth private SaaS companies Apttus, from June 2016 to December 2017, a leading, international provider of Quote-to-Cash (QTC) software, Zscaler, from 2015 to June 2016, a global provider of cloud-based information security, and MongoDB, provider of a leading open source database. Prior to MongoDB, she spent nine years at TIBCO Software, a multi-billion public software company, with three years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Carey also recently served on the board of directors of Bazaarvoice, a leader in social software and data analytics, and oversaw its acquisition by Marlin Equity Partners. Ms. Carey holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University, and is a passionate advocate for female leadership in finance/IT, as well as STEAM education.
We believe Ms. Carey’s significant business management, financial and executive experience make her well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Russell D. Fradin has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors . Mr. Fradin is a technology founder, executive and investor who has been working across the startup industry since 1996. Based in Silicon Valley, Mr. Fradin currently serves as Chairman of Dynamic Signal, a business he founded and ran as CEO for ten years, and Vice Chairman of Carbon Health. He previously served as a director for TubeMogul until 2016. Prior to founding Dynamic Signal, Mr. Fradin was an early employee at the first online advertising network, Flycast Communications, which went public in the late 1990’s before being acquired by CMGI. He was also a pre-launch executive at comScore and Wine.com, as well as the founder and CEO of Adify, which he sold to Cox Enterprises in 2008. Mr. Fradin is an active angel investor, working with companies including Chime, Carbon Health, Funzio (acquired), LiveRamp (acquired), Milo (acquired), Playdom (acquired), Smarterer (acquired) Snappy.tv (acquired), Stance, Trunkk Club (acquired) and Udemy. He has served on two public boards, ten private boards and is also on the board of CoachArt, a non-profit in California. Mr. Fradin holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
We believe Mr. Fradin’s significant investment and business management experience make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.