Our team has more direct industry, operational and investing experience building global cloud business companies than any other early-stage venture capital firm.
Matt is a recognized thought leader in the cloud business application market. He was the first venture capitalist to frame the Business Freemium and the Enterprise Cloud models. He is considered an expert in cloud platforms, marketplaces and ecosystems. Matt has 12 years of operating experience in successful business application companies including salesforce.com, 12 years of venture capital (Emergence) and private equity (Morgan Stanley) experience, and a highly relevant network. He has walked in the shoes of founding teams at each stage of a business application company's development - no customers, initial traction, scaling the team, market leadership, and global expansion.
Matt has a BA in engineering and economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Nichole brings 10+ years of hands-on marketing experience to her role leading marketing and operations for Cloud Apps Capital. After leading marketing events for salesforce.com’s Work.com business unit, Nichole left the globally recognized enterprise software leader to work with startups. As a marketing consultant Nichole helped both B2B and B2C software startups develop their marketing strategies, build out their marketing teams, and develop their initial marketing programs. In her role with Cloud Apps Capital, Nichole leads all marketing efforts as well as strategic programs for our portfolio companies and our network of cloud business application executives and experts.
Nichole has a BA from California State University, Sacramento.
Andy is a successful cloud software executive and passionate product innovator, with over twenty years of deep operational experience in Product, Sales, Customer Success, and Marketing across many industries and B2B segments. As EVP Products at GT Nexus, he grew the company from a small transportation specialist to a globally recognized supply chain category leader with nearly a thousand employees, managing both R&D and GTM through all stages of growth. As Managing Director of GT Nexus Europe, he led global expansion and built a successful business with strong customer relationships across Europe. Leveraging his profound knowledge and network, he focuses on building a practice in supply chain technology and actively supports existing portfolio companies with his relevant operational experience.
Andy has a dual master’s degrees in Mechanical (Universität Stuttgart) and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (University of Wisconsin).
Prior to joining Cloud Apps Capital Partners, Andrew was in the technology investment-banking division of Morgan Stanley in Menlo Park. He advised clients in the software, internet, and semiconductor sectors on mergers, acquisitions, financings, and strategic alternatives. Andrew also spent time in Morgan Stanley’s Equity Capital Markets division in New York, where he worked closely with technology companies helping them to raise over $10B+ in equity and equity-linked capital.
Andrew has a BA in economics from Princeton University, where he also played on the varsity lacrosse team.
Andrew is a big fan of sports and the outdoors, and likes to stay very active through skiing, cycling, and golfing, among other activities.