Andy Vitus

Andy Vitus

Partner at Scale Venture Partners

Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Industry
Venture Capital & Private Equity

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Andy Vitus' Summary

I focus on Scale Venture Partners' investments in next generation enterprise software and new datacenter technologies including virtualization and cloud computing. Additionally, my area of expertise includes innovations in consumer electronics and semiconductors, particularly analog and mixed signal technologies.

Prior to joining Scale VP in 2003, I worked as a hardware engineer for Electronics for Imaging, designing embedded print server platforms and video compression circuits. Previously, I was a software engineer for De Beers Research Labs, doing research on computer vision for both medical and mining applications.

I earned an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Specialties

Technology investing, venture capital, cloud computing, data center technology, Web 2.0

Andy Vitus' Experience

Partnership; 11-50 employees; Venture Capital & Private Equity industry

January 2003Present (11 years 10 months)

Investing in cloud computing, web infrastructure and mobile technology.

Board Member

Entone Technologies

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Consumer Electronics industry

July 2010Present (4 years 4 months)

Board Member

Innovion

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Semiconductors industry

April 2008Present (6 years 7 months)

Board Member

Astute Networks Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Networking industry

April 2008October 2009 (1 year 7 months)

Board Observer

Picolight

20032006 (3 years)

Hardware Design Engineer

Electronics for Imaging

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; EFII; Computer Software industry

August 1998December 2002 (4 years 5 months)

·Designed embedded, MIPS and Intel-based motherboards and PCI video cards for high performance copiers, print servers and scanners.
·Lead hardware design engineer on multiple products from concept stage to production.
·Implemented video compression and decompression algorithms in high-density FPGA’s.

Andy Vitus' Publications

  • A Valuation Framework for SaaS Companies

    • February 20, 2013
    Authors: Andy Vitus

    For any SaaS company to be more than 10x larger five years from now, it must be growing revenue at a CAGR higher than 80% today and the growth rate must decay no faster than the norm. - See more at: http://www.scalevp.com/a-valuation-framework-for-saas-companies#sthash.7YZo8gSY.dpuf

  • Predictable Growth Decay in SaaS Companies

    • November 27, 2012
    Authors: Andy Vitus

    In recurring-revenue companies, next year’s growth rate is likely to be 85% of this year’s growth rate.

Andy Vitus' Projects

  • AssetCorrelation

    • January 2007 to Present
    Team Members: Andy Vitus

    Web application for showing correlation between assets in a portfolio.

Andy Vitus' Skills & Expertise

  1. Venture Capital
  2. Investing
  3. Technology
  4. Investments
  5. Ruby on Rails
  6. jQuery
  7. Cloud Computing
  8. Cloud Computing IaaS
  9. Cloud Computing PaaS
  10. Web Applications
  11. Start-ups
  12. PaaS
  13. Enterprise Software
  14. Virtualization
  15. Entrepreneurship
  16. Data Center
  17. Mobile Devices
  18. Software Engineering
  19. SaaS

Andy Vitus' Education

Stanford University

MS, Electrical Engineering

September 1996May 1998

University of Cape Town

BS, Electrical Engineering

February 1992November 1995

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