May 23, 2013 09:00 ET

9Slides Announces Additional New Investors in Company

REDMOND, WA--(Marketwired - May 23, 2013) - 9Slides, a leading developer of online presentation platforms, today announced that it has expanded its list of investors in the company, including the addition of three nationally renowned investors.

Newly announced investors in 9Slides include:

  • 500 Startup, founded by Dave McClure (Mountain View, Calif.) whose past experience includes PayPal, Facebook fbFund, Founders Fund and
  • Karl Ulrich (Philadelphia, Penn.), Vice Dean Innovation, Wharton School. Co-founder of Terrapass, Xootr. Investor Gridium, Gordian Capital, Lucky Litter; SB, ScD Mechanical Engineering and MIT
  • Tom Miner, Principal at Garrison Point Capital, Finance Instructor, University of Utah and advisor/Investment Committee, University Venture Fund

These investors join 9Slides's list of leading individual investors, including top Seattle-area investors Rudy Gadre, former general counsel of Facebook and vice president of legal at, and Felix Anthony, former Vice President of Kindle software, Product Management, UI and Digital Platform for mp3 and video; Technology VP at

"We're delighted that these renowned investors have trusted the 9Slides team's vision and its ability to execute that vision," said Ruchit Garg, founder and CEO of 9Slides.

"The 9Slides team has demonstrated both sensitivity to the user experience and a sophisticated understanding of how to build high-performance web-based applications," said Ulrich. "It's rare to find that combination in an entrepreneurial team. I'm confident they will continue to create great products to enhance the productivity of professionals."

Today's announcement is part of series of announcements the company has made recently to position 9Slides for long-term growth. Earlier this quarter, the company announced the appointment of software industry and Microsoft veteran Aaron Khoo as director of engineering.

About 9Slides

Headquartered in Redmond, Wash., 9Slides is a privately-held company that is helping change the face of online presentations. 9Slides enables business consumers to capture and share audio-video commentary to the presentation slides. 9Slides presentations can be watched on most of the mobile devices using HTML5 technology and provides a compelling interactive experience over PC, Mac or even the iPad. The company's key markets include corporate training, sales presentations and online education which has tens of thousands of customers across the globe including Fortune 500 and a partnership with Microsoft. For more information, please visit the company's website at

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