Tech Company Financing Transactions

Proofpoint Funding Round

Proofpoint, based in Sunnyvale, secured $7 million from Benchmark Capital, Mohr Davidow Ventures and Stanford University.

Transaction Overview

Company Name
Announced On
Transaction Type
Venture Equity
Series A

Benchmark Capital (Kevin Harvey)

Mohr Davidow Ventures (Jon Feiber)

Stanford University

Proceeds Purpose
Proceeds purposes were not disclosed.

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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