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The MState Team

Our Team Builds Companies

$1B Raised From VCs, 30 Exits, 3 IPOs

CEO & Co-Founder

Rob Bailey

Deep experience building enterprise start-ups. Scaled four (Kustomer, DataSift, SimpleGeo, eScene) from pre-launch to fast growing revenue ($1M-$25M ARR). Has raised (or helped raise) $200M in venture capital. Advises 4venture funds in his spare time.

Advisor & Co-Founder

Ed Sim

20 years as a VC seeding and helping scale a number of enterprise startups to exit including Greenplum (acq. by EMC, now Pivotal), LivePerson (Nasdaq: LPSN), GoToMeeting (acq. by Citrix), Divide (acq. by Google), and many others. Currently a board director/observer of BigID, Hypr, Snyk, DeepCurrent, and Manifold.

Advisor & Co-Founder

Eliot Durbin

More than decade as an enterprise VC, investing first checks in technical founders , including Look.io (acquired by LivePerson), Spinback (acq. by Buddy Media), Yhat (acq. by Alteryx), Klout (acq. by Lithium), Rapportive (acq. by Linkedin), Superhuman, Replicated, Catalytic, and others.

Strategic Advisor

Gayatri Khot

More than a decade of deep technical experience in distributed systems, financial markets and trading infrastructure, and global economic policy analysis. Advise a family office and venture funds to develop forward looking views on investments in emerging technologies.

Strategic Advisors

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Ridge Ventures

CEO & Co-Founder



Orchid Labs

Blockchain Founders

Former Founder & CEO


CEO and Cofounder


CEO Co-Founder


Enterprise Founders

Founder & CEO

Movable Ink

$3B in Exits

Former SVP & GM 


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