Alston Gardner Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Investments
  • 6
  • Portfolio
  • 5
  • Exits
  • 1

Alston Gardner General Information


Mr. Alston Gardner serves as Special Advisor & Manager of the VCMF Angel Fund at Hatteras Venture Partners. He serves as Board Observer at ThreatSwitch. He is the Founder and served as Chief Executive Officer at OnTarget Systems. Mr. Gardner is a Co-Founder and serves as Advisor, Venture Partner & Managing Partner at Fulcrum Equity Partners. He also is an Angel Investor. Mr. Gardner is an Advisor & Board Member at SaaSOptics. Mr. Gardner teaches at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina and has been a guest lecturer at a number of other business schools including Harvard Business School. Mr. Gardner was the founder and CEO of OnTarget, prior to its acquisition by Siebel Systems in late 1999. OnTarget's clients included HP, Cisco, Dell, Microsoft, Oracle, Alcatel Siemens, IBM, and Xerox. Prior to founding OnTarget in 1989, Mr. Gardner held various sales and sales management positions with Dun & Bradstreet Computing Services, ADP and Wallace Computer Services. Mr. Gardner was an organizer and founding director of North Atlanta National Bank and a founding director of Chatham Capital, a mezzanine finance firm. He served on the board of Marketing Central prior to its sale to Unica and Forte Software prior to its sale to Sun Microsystems. Mr. Gardner holds a BA degree from the University of North Carolina ('77) and has attended executive programs at Harvard, Stanford, UVA, and the Aspen Institute. He is currently working on a psychology degree at Columbia University. He serves on the Board of Trustees of UNC Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. He chaired the advisory board for International and Area Studies at UNC and lead the fund-raising efforts for the new FedEx Global Education Center. He has been involved in dozens of start-ups including Fulcrum Equity Partners, Hatteras Venture Partners,, Sageworks, and MarketingCentral. He served as Board Member of Ascent360.

Contact Information

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 280 South Mangum Street
  • Suite 350
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • United States
+1 (919) 000-0000

Alston Gardner Investments (6)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
ThreatSwitch 20-Aug-2020 Seed Round 00.000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
0000000 10-Dec-2019 00000 (00000 00000 Movies, Music and Entertainment Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
0000000000 01-Nov-2016 0000 00000 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue
0000000 22-Oct-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Automation/Workflow Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
CX Technologies 15-Jan-2015 Early Stage VC 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Out of Business
Ibotta 01-Mar-2012 Seed Round 00.000 Financial Software Generating Revenue
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Alston Gardner Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
00 000000000000 01-Oct-2019 000 00 00000000
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Alston Gardner Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Alston Gardner Angel Investor 0 0 0 Durham, NC
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Alston Gardner Co-Investors (5)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Argonautic Ventures 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Atlas Principals 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Hatteras Venture Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Riverbend Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
VentureSouth 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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