CRUB

Pre IPO

Crucible Acquisition Corp. III

Raised
$350M
CIK
1849035
Focus
Software, Technology, Unicorns
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

James M. Lejeal has been our Chief Executive Officer and has served as our director since February 2021. Since September 2020, Mr. Lejeal has been the Chief Executive Officer and has served as a director of Crucible Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: CRU) and since February 2021 has been the Chief Executive Officer and has served as a director of Crucible Acquisition Corp. II. From 2018 to June 2020, Mr. Lejeal was the Area Vice President and General Manager for Splunk Inc.’s (Nasdaq: SPLK) Incident Management business unit formed as a result of Splunk Inc.’s 2018 acquisition of VictorOps, Inc. In 2018, Mr. Lejeal also served as VictorOps Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer and, from 2014 to 2018, was an angel investor and a director of VictorOps, Inc. From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Lejeal served as the Chief Financial Officer of Sphero, Inc., a Boulder based STEM robotics company. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Lejeal served as the Chief Financial Officer of Rally Software Development Corp (formerly NYSE: RALY), where he was also an angel investor and a director, overseeing its initial public offering in 2013 and its acquisition by CA, Inc. (formerly Nasdaq: CA) in 2015. CA, Inc. was acquired by Broadcom Inc. in 2018. Mr. Lejeal also served as the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Financial Officer of various companies that he founded, including Raindance Communications (formerly Nasdaq: RNDC), which was a publicly traded company prior to its acquisition by West Corporation in 2006. Mr. Lejeal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University. We believe Mr. Lejeal’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive experience as both as an investor in and entrepreneur of companies that have underwent public offerings and acquisitions.

Brad Feld has been the Chair of our board of directors since February 2021. Since September 2020, Mr. Feld has been the Chair of the board of directors of Crucible Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: CRU) and since February 2021 has been the Chair of the board of directors of Crucible Acquisition Corp. II. Mr. Feld is a founding partner at Foundry Group. Mr. Feld has been a board member of, advisor to and investor in well-known technology companies including Fitbit, Inc. (which since consummated an initial public offering), Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA) (which since consummated an initial public offering), SendGrid, Inc. (formerly NYSE: SEND) (which since consummated an initial public offering and then acquired by Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO)), Rally Software Development Corp (formerly NYSE: RALY) (which since consummated an initial public offering and was then acquired by CA, Inc. (formerly Nasdaq: CA)) and Raindance Communications (formerly Nasdaq: RNDC) (which since consummated an initial public offering and was then acquired by West Corporation). Currently, Mr. Feld serves on the board of, among other companies, AvidXchange, Inc., Formlabs Inc. and A Place for Rover, Inc. Mr. Feld is a co-founder of Techstars. Mr. Feld is the co-author of numerous books on venture capital and entrepreneurship, including Venture Deals and Startup Communities. Mr. Feld holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in management science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We believe Mr. Feld’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive investment experience and network in the technology sector.

Jason M. Lynch has been our Chief Administrative Officer since February 2021. Since September 2020, Mr. Lynch has been the Chief Administrative Officer of Crucible Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: CRU) and since February 2021 has been the Chief Administrative Officer of Crucible Acquisition Corp. II. Mr. Lynch has been serving as General Counsel of Foundry Group since 2018. Since 2019, Mr. Lynch has been serving on the board of Modular Robotics, Inc. From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Lynch was a partner at the law firm of Davis, Graham & Stubbs LLP in Denver and was previously an associate at the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. His legal practice focused on corporate, M&A and securities litigation. Mr. Lynch is admitted to practice law in New York and Colorado. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Lynch worked at Kekst and Company, a leading corporate communications and investor relations firm, where he advised companies on media and investor relations and on the communications aspects of a wide range of complex business situations and crises. Mr. Lynch holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Columbia University and a Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School.

Margaret E. Porfido will serve as a director of the company following the completion of this offering. Since January 2021, Ms. Porfido has been a director of Crucible Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: CRU). Since 2011, Ms. Porfido has been serving as a board member of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. (the national board of Kaiser Permanente), where she chairs the compensation committee and serves on the audit and compliance and the executive committees. Ms. Porfido also serves on the Executive Advisory Board of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States and the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Regional Board. Since 2016, Ms. Porfido has been an advisor to Guild Education, Inc. and, from 2018 to December 2020, was an advisor to the private equity group at the Public Sector Pension Investment Board. Since March 2020, Ms. Porfido has also been serving on the board of the nonprofit Girl Rising where she chairs the finance committee and serves on the executive committee. In 2015, Ms. Porfido served on the board of Rally Software Development Corp (formerly NYSE: RALY), serving on the audit, compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees, until its acquisition by CA, Inc. (formerly Nasdaq: CA). Previously, Ms. Porfido served on the management team of Level 3 Communications, Inc. (formerly NYSE: LVLT) (now CenturyLink as part of Lumen Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: LUMN)). Before that, Ms. Porfido was Chief of Staff and General Counsel to Colorado Governor Roy Romer. Ms. Porfido was previously a practicing attorney at the law firms of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP in Denver, Colorado and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Washington, D.C. Ms. Porfido holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Delaware and a Juris Doctorate from George Washington University Law School. We believe Ms. Porfido’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include her diverse board experience, including on public companies and as the chair of certain committees.

Katie Rae will serve as a director of the company following the completion of this offering. Since 2017, Ms. Rae has been the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of The Engine, a venture capital fund built by MIT that invests in early-stage companies seeking to solve world problems through the convergence of science, engineering and leadership. She has been the Managing Director of Project 11 Ventures since she founded it in 2014. Ms. Rae founded Equity Summit in 2018, an annual event bringing together female and underrepresented minority fund managers and investors, and has served as its President since its founding. Ms. Rae also serves as a director of Commonwealth Fusion Systems, Form Energy, Via Separations, Lilac Solutions, WoHo and VEIR. Previously, Ms. Rae served as Managing Director of Techstars Boston from 2011 to 2014. She then served as Chairman of Techstars Boston until 2016. Ms. Rae also has over fifteen years of experience holding senior management and product positions at Microsoft (Nadaq: MSFT), Eons, AltaVista, RagingBull, Zip2, and Mirror Worlds. Ms. Rae holds a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Oberlin College and a Master of Business Administration from Yale University. We believe Ms. Rae’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include her experience investing in and advising emerging technology companies.

Tina Sharkey will serve as a director of the company following the completion of this offering. Ms. Sharkey serves as a director of the Public Broadcasting Service (“PBS”) since 2020, where she serves on the PBS Finance Committee, Investment Committee and the Strategic Planning Advisory Group, and as a director of Havenly Inc. since February 2021. Ms. Sharkey serves as a Strategic Advisor to HeyDay since January 2021 and to BFA Industries since January 2021. Previously, Ms. Sharkey served as a director of IPSY from 2015 until its acquisition of BoxyCharm to form BFA Industries in 2020. She served as a director of HomeAway (formerly Nasdaq: AWAY) from 2012 until its sale to Expedia Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPE) in 2015. In 2015, Ms. Sharkey co-founded Brandless and served as its Chief Executive Officer and as co-chair of its board of directors until 2019. Prior to that, Ms. Sharkey served as the Chief Executive Officer of Sherpa Foundry from 2013 to 2016. Ms. Sharkey had previously held leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson’s (NYSE: JNJ) BabyCenter, AOL (formerly Nasdaq: AOL) and Sesame Street Digital Group. Ms. Sharkey has been recognized as one of the “top 100 people transforming the world of business” by Business Insider and one of the “most influential women in technology 2010” by Fast Company. She is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Iovine-Young Academy at the University of Southern California. Ms. Sharkey holds a Bachler of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. We believe Ms. Sharkey’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include her entrepreneurial background and extensive experience in leadership positions of technology companies.