Brian NeSmith Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

Professionals

  • Investments
  • 13

  • Portfolio
  • 3

  • Exits
  • 10

Exits

Brian NeSmith General Information

Description

Mr. Brian NeSmith is a Co-Founder & serves as Executive Chairman at Arctic Wolf (Network Management Software). Mr. NeSmith served as a Board Member at Centrify. Previously, he served as a President and Chief Executive Officer at Blue Coat Systems. He served as Board Member at Revelstoke. He is also the former CEO of Blue Coat Systems (formerly CacheFlow), where he presided over the company's IPO and increased company revenues from $10 million per year to more than $500 million per year as the industry's leading web proxy platform. He also has served as CEO of Ipsilon Networks, leading the company's acquisition of Nokia to become the leading appliance platform for Check Point firewalls. His career includes product management and marketing at Newbridge Networks and general management of the Layer 3 Switched Routing business unit.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States
+1 (801) 000-0000

Brian NeSmith Investments (13)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
StrikeReady 09-Apr-2024 Later Stage VC 0000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
KeyCaliber 16-Nov-2021 0000 00000 00.00 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Beeline Connect 08-Jul-2015 00000 00000 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Real Gone Gigs 01-Aug-2014 00000 00000 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Out of Business 00000 0000000
Gone App 30-Jul-2014 0000 00000 000 Other Services (B2C Non-Financial) Out of Business 00000 0000000
WittyParrot 07-Jul-2013 0000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
i7 Networks 12-Nov-2012 0000 00000 00000 Network Management Software Startup 00000 0000000
WeVideo 19-Apr-2012 00000 00000 000.00 Multimedia and Design Software Profitable 00000 0000000
StopTheHacker 13-Feb-2012 Early Stage VC 00.00 Internet Software Profitable 00000 0000000
UpMo 17-Aug-2011 Angel (individual) 00.00 Human Capital Services Out of Business 00000 0000000

Brian NeSmith Exits (10)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
AvaLAN Wireless 19-Apr-2021 Merger/Acquisition 000.00
WeVideo 14-Dec-2020 0000000000
Real Gone Gigs 13-Oct-2020 000 00 00000000
Beeline Connect 01-Mar-2018 000000000000000000
Gone App 03-Aug-2017 000 00 00000000
Gridpoint Systems 01-Sep-2015 000 00 00000000
StopTheHacker 01-Jan-2013 000000000000000000
Nicira Networks 24-Aug-2012 000000000000000000 00.00
UpMo Bankruptcy: Liquidation
i7 Networks Secondary Transaction - Private

Brian NeSmith Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Brian NeSmith Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Brian NeSmith Angel Investor 00 0 San Francisco, CA

Brian NeSmith Co-Investors (10)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
HearstLab 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Monta Vista Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Rod Beckstrom 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Sumit Agarwal 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Unusual Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Brian NeSmith FAQs

  • Who is Brian NeSmith?

    Brian NeSmith is an angel Investor who has made 13 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Brian NeSmith?

    Brian NeSmith is an angel investor.

  • What does Brian NeSmith do?

    As an angel investor, Brian NeSmith invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • How many board seats does Brian NeSmith hold?

    Brian NeSmith holds a board seat in TrueSight Pulse.

  • What has Brian NeSmith invested in?

    Brian NeSmith has made numerous investments in companies like StrikeReady, KeyCaliber, and Beeline Connect within the Network Management Software and Media and Information Services (B2B) industries.

  • What has Brian NeSmith invested in recently?

    Brian NeSmith's latest investment was on 09-Apr-2024 in StrikeReady, a company within the Network Management Software industry.

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