August 2022 Newsletter
The latest from Garuda, news from our portfolio, new investments, and a few tidbits!
Welcome to our August newsletter, where we share the latest from us, news from our portfolio, new investments, and a few tidbits.
New Investments: We partnered with three founding teams in Q2, taking the total number of companies we have partnered with to 39. ConductorOne, the modern identity access governance platform founded by Arpan’s former Okta colleagues Alex Bovee and Paul Querna, announced their Series A led. You can read more about that investment here. The other two teams are still in stealth mode, so you’ll just have to wait and see!
Tech M&A Webinar: In June we hosted a webinar titled Tech M&A in 2022: What Founders Need To Know. We invited the community to join Arpan in conversation with four top M&A dealmakers from enterprise software leaders such as Databricks, Intuit, Okta, and Datadog, discussing the new M&A landscape, what's changed over the last few months, and how founders should engage with potential acquirers. Here is a link to the recording in case you’re interested!
Finally Back In Person: As the world began to properly re-open in Q2, we were glad to meet so many members of our Garuda community face to face. We spent time in Seattle, Las Vegas, New York, and London to meet with portfolio companies, co-investors, operators, and LPs. It was also great to see events come back, including the annual RSA Conference — the premier annual cybersecurity event — which was back in-person for the first time since 2020. We look forward to a lot more through the rest of the year!
As always, thank you for your continued support. If you know compelling founders building or exploring opportunities in SaaS/APIs, Fintech/Commerce, Infrastructure/Security, or Climate, please send them our way!
Airbase, the business spend management platform, raised a $150M credit facility from Goldman Sachs to expand its charge card program to its increasing base of customers.
First Resonance, the operating system for complex manufacturing, was named as one of the top 50 Advanced Manufacturing 2022
Noyo, the connections gateway for modern insurance, announced their $45M Series B, led by Norwest Venture Partners
Paragon, the low-code platform for software integrations, announced their $13M Series A, led by Inspired Capital.
To see a complete list of founders and companies we’ve partnered with, visit garuda.vc/companies
Fiction: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
A coming of age story set by the marsh off the North Carolina coast. Now a major motion picture, the book is full of striking imagery, it’s a worthwhile read for anyone looking to escape the summer heat (the controversy surrounding the author notwithstanding).
Non-Fiction: Spy the Lie by Phillip Houston
An easy and insightful read, Spy the Lie shares how the CIA trains their team to spot deception.
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