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Matt Fates
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Attended Tuck School of Business
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A Year in Review – A Look Back on our Portfolio Companies’ Successful 2015
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• Security is getting scarier, cyber criminals are becoming more pervasive and major threat groups are on the rise. Looking forward to discussing this and more at Ascent Venture Partner’s B2B IT Forum on paradigm of security on Tuesday, December 8th. 
Security is getting scarier. Cyber criminals are becoming more pervasive and major threat groups are on the rise. Data ownership and privacy are hot button issues that impact the entire security equation, but how can companies cope? It is overwhelming! Gartner predicts that $77 billion may be funneled toward cybersecurity efforts this year, expected to rise to $170 billion by 2020. This represents dramatic growth in digital security efforts over ...
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Drive home...nature is a grand master
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My start to the day....a good one
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Recent events have shown new thinking in IT security is mandatory:
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Rockin w Big Head Todd and the Monsters - what a night
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Observations on the venture market and why we remain excited about early stage investing:
At Ascent, we firmly believe that the early stage is the ideal time to invest in emerging enterprise IT companies. Injecting capital during that sweet-spot inflection point – after product or service development and initial customer feedback, but before the company has started to scale – can ...
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Some thoughts in preparation of our B2B Forum on cyber security next week:
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Our next B2B Fourm is focused on the very difficult dilemma of IT security - give in or keeping fighting to protect your data? 
Security is getting scarier. Cyber criminals are becoming more pervasive and major threat groups are on the rise. Data ownership and privacy are hot button issues that impact the entire security equation, but how can companies cope? It is overwhelming! Gartner predicts that $77 billion may be funneled toward cybersecurity efforts this year, expected to rise to $170 billion by 2020. This represents dramatic growth in digital security efforts over ...
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Older, bit slower...but so is everyone else I guess 
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He went home...
And the older and slower...it is a constant

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Northeast US remains a major hub of IT innovation - some intriguing data:
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Cloud adoption accelerating - exciting times
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Education
  • Tuck School of Business
    MBA, 2000 - 2002
  • Yale University
    BA, 1992 - 1996
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  • Ascent Venture Partners
    Partner, 2002 - present
  • Norwest Venture Partners
    Analyst, 1998 - 2000
  • Alex Brown & Sons
    Analyst, 1996 - 1998
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