Norm Francis Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 6

  • Portfolio
  • 2

  • Exits
  • 2


Norm Francis General Information


Pivotal Software was founded by Norm Francis in 1994. Francis was a co-founder of Basis Software Group (BSG) the company that developed ACCPAC, an accounting software package which was purchased by Computer Associates in 1985. Francis invented the concept of 360-degree customer relationship management (CRM), a concept that continues to be used today to describe the unification of activities across the organization by employees who play a role in the customer relationship. The company released its first customer relationship management product, Pivotal Relationship Version 1, in April 1996; this product is the predecessor to the current Pivotal CRM product line.The company changed its name to Pivotal Corporation in June 1999 to reflect its broadening focus beyond just software into professional services, content, hosted application services and other online services. Pivotal Corporation went public in August 1999 and its shares were listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol PVTL.In February 2000, Pivotal Corporation was selected by Bill Gates, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect, to showcase its Pivotal CRM software at the worldwide premiere of Microsoft Windows 2000. Pivotal CRM, then called Pivotal eRelationship, was the first eBusiness relationship management (eBRM) solution to be certified for Windows 2000.Pivotal Corporation was acquired by CDC Corporation, in February 2004. The acquisition added 1,700 customers, as well as marketing, sales, service, and partner management capabilities to CDC Softwares business unit focused on front-office solutions for mid-sized enterprises. He serves as Chief Executive Officer at Boardwalk (Media and Information Services). He served as Advisor at Allocadia. He served as Board Member at Neurio.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)

Norm Francis Investments (6)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Stoko 10-May-2021 Seed Round 00.000 Therapeutic Devices Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Allocadia 02-Dec-2015 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Klue (Business/Productivity Software) 19-May-2015 00000 (00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Neurio 16-Dec-2014 0000 00000 00.000 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Profitable 0000 0000000
Allocadia 05-Jun-2014 Early Stage VC 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Allocadia 30-Jan-2013 Seed Round 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000

Norm Francis Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Allocadia 13-Dec-2021 Buyout/LBO
Neurio 12-Mar-2019 000000000000000000 000.00

Norm Francis Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Norm Francis Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Norm Francis Angel Investor 0 London, United Kingdom

Norm Francis Co-Investors (4)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Darrell Kopke 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Greg Malpass 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
John Currie 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Paul Geyer 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Norm Francis FAQs

  • Who is Norm Francis?

    Norm Francis is an angel Investor who has made 6 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Norm Francis?

    Norm Francis is an angel investor.

  • What does Norm Francis do?

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

  • What has Norm Francis invested in?

    Norm Francis has made numerous investments in companies like Stoko, Allocadia, and Klue (Business/Productivity Software) within the Therapeutic Devices and Business/Productivity Software industries.

  • What has Norm Francis invested in recently?

    Norm Francis's latest investment was on 10-May-2021 in Stoko, a company within the Therapeutic Devices industry.

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