SOURCE: Trident Capital

Trident Capital

July 11, 2012 08:00 ET

Trident Capital Appoints Gustavo Alberelli as Managing Director

Late-Stage, Growth Equity Experience Complements Trident's Existing Team

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 11, 2012) - Trident Capital, a leading venture and venture growth firm focusing on Software, Internet and Business Services companies, today announced Gustavo Alberelli joined the firm as a Managing Director investing in late-stage and growth equity investments. Alberelli joins Trident from Kennet Partners, where he led growth equity investments across the technology sector, typically as the first institutional investor.

"We are delighted to welcome Gus to the Trident team," said John Moragne, founder and senior managing director of Trident. Gus' skills and experience complement Trident's long term investment focus on software and services, and enhance Trident's late-stage and growth equity initiative. He will be an invaluable addition to our team."

"I am honored to join the Trident team, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues," Alberelli said. "Trident has built its leading brand by capitalizing on deep sector knowledge, strong operating background and broad investment success. I am excited to leverage Trident's strengths as we partner with technology entrepreneurs looking to build their companies into the industry's next category leaders."

Alberelli began his investment career at Trinity Ventures, where he primarily worked with seed and early stage technology companies. His investments include a successful exit at MyPerfectSale (acquired by Sugar, Inc.), and additional investments where he served as Board Director or Observer including, AcademixDirect, Intelepeer, Prolexic Technologies and Revolution Prep.

Prior to becoming an investor, Alberelli held several business development and marketing positions at Saltare, a venture-backed enterprise software company. He began his career as an analyst in the technology investment banking division of Robertson Stephens. Alberelli received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College where he was a Swarthmore Scholar.

Holly Davidson of Jamesbeck Global Partners conducted the search to recruit Gus on Trident's behalf.

About Trident Capital

Trident Capital is a leading venture and venture growth firm with more than $1.9 billion of capital under management, including its most recent fund, Trident Capital Fund VII. Trident invests in Software, Internet and Business Services across multiple stages, from early startup to venture growth. Trident has substantial investment experience, sector expertise and operating skills together with broad networks of entrepreneurs and industry executives. The firm has helped build large numbers of successful companies within its areas of focus since firm inception in 1993. Trident is broadly recognized as one of the leading investors in Health Care IT, Cloud Computing, IT Security and Online Advertising. The firm is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

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