Don Rainey is a general partner at Grotech Ventures. He currently serves on the boards of Grotech portfolio companies Clarabridge, GramercyOne, HelloWallet, LivingSocial, Personal, SnappCloud, and Zenoss.
He is a strong proponent of technology transfer and education and devotes much time to both areas. Currently, he is an emerging technology consultant to the Chief Information Officer of the US Department of Defense through the DeVenCi Program. As an Organizing Board member of the prestigious MindShare forum, Don helps CEOs from the DC region’s most promising start-ups build long-term sustainable companies.
Prior to his career in venture capital which he began with Intersouth in 2000, Don spent many years in business management, serving as president at Attitude Network, one of the first online entertainment networks, which was sold to TheGlobe.com. He also managed channel distribution and brand marketing in 50 countries for IBM's $2 billion network hardware division and served as COO of DaVinci Systems where he spearheaded the company’s acquisition by ON Technology. Don designed and launched Novell’s much-emulated global Authorized Dealer Program in the late 1980's.
6:00 Networking and Food 7:00 Fireside Chat 8:00 Networking
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Hosted By Matt Crook, Director of Startup Grind Durham
Matt Crook is a full time student currently getting his MBA at UNC Kenan-Flagler and is focused on entrepreneurship. Before school he worked in various roles doing product management, technology consulting, and business management in Washington, DC. Email: [masked] | Twitter: @http://twitter.com/jmcrook
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