Alan Taetle joined NMP in 1998 and leads the firm’s IT investment practice, which focuses on software, SaaS, internet security and tech-enabled service businesses. He currently represents NMP on the boards of Ekos, MacStadium, Outbound Engine, PureWRX, Red Canary, Revenue Analytics and Whitebox. Alan is an observer for PICKUP and was previously a director or observer for several successful prior NMP investments, including TrendKite (sold to Cision Ltd.), FSLogix (sold to Microsoft), Clearleap (sold to IBM), Virtustream (sold to Dell EMC), Vocalocity (sold to Vonage Holdings Corp.), Acumen Brands (sold to General Atlantic), SecureWorks (sold to Dell), Adjoined Consulting (sold to Capgemini), OpenSite Technologies (sold to Siebel Systems), CipherTrust (sold to Secure Computing), and PRE Holdings (sold to InComm).
Prior to joining NMP, Alan was the Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for MindSpring (which merged with EarthLink in 2000). Alan joined MindSpring as its 13th employee in 1995, and oversaw the company’s subscriber growth from 4,000 to over 325,000 in just three years. Prior to MindSpring, Alan served in various systems and product management roles with CogniTech Corporation, makers of contact management software; Itochu International, a Japanese trading company; and Electronic Data Systems, a systems integration consulting company. Alan is a previous board member of ChoicePoint, Inc., a NYSE company (acquired by Reed Elsevier in 2008) focused on providing information that helps companies make educated, intelligent choices to reduce risk and fraud.
Alan is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Georgia Tech College of Computing. He is also the Treasurer of The Galloway School in Atlanta. Alan serves on the Board of Directors of GivingPoint, a nationwide community-based youth development organization. Alan received a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Select Past Investments:
- Acumen Brands acquired by General Atlantic
- Adjoined Technologies acquired by Capgemini
- Cipher Trust acquired by Secure Computing
- Clearleap acquired by IBM
- FSLogix acquired by Microsoft
- SecureWorks acquired by Dell, Inc.
- TrendKite acquired by Cision Ltd.
- Virtustream acquired by EMC/Dell
- Vocalocity acquired by Vonage Holdings