Tech Company Financing Transactions

Proofpoint Funding Round

On 9/14/2004, Proofpoint secured $20 million in Series C investment from Meritech Capital Partners, Benchmark Capital and Lighthouse Capital Partners.

Transaction Overview

Company Name
Announced On
Transaction Type
Venture Equity
Series C

Meritech Capital Partners (Lead Investor) (Robert Ward)

Benchmark Capital (Kevin Harvey)

Lighthouse Capital Partners

Mohr Davidow Ventures (Jon Feiber)

RRE Ventures (Stuart Ellman)

Proceeds Purpose
The funds will be used for global expansion into new territories, to address new vertical industries and to accelerate the development of Proofpoint's enterprise messaging security products.

Company Information

Company Status
Enterprise IT
Mailing Address
925 West Maude Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Email Address
Proofpoint (NASDAQ: PFPT) provides messaging security solutions for large enterprises to stop spam, protect against email viruses and ensure compliance with corporate policies and regulations through their messaging infrastructure.
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Management Team

Email & Social
Chief Executive Officer
Gary Steele
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Chief Financial Officer
Paul Auvil
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Chief Technical Officer
Marcel DePaolis
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VP - General Counsel
Michael Yang
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VP - Product Management
David Knight
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