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Going Away From the ‘Dark Side’ and Into the Startup World

I recently decided to make a career change and at the end of the month will be leaving the world of venture capital

I recently decided to make a career change and at the end of the month will be leaving the world of venture capital (as some affectionately refer to as ‘The Dark Side’) for the maybe greener and definitely more uncertain pastures of the startup world.  My time at L Capital over the last year has been great, and I’ve learned an incredible amount about startups and investing, but I recently came upon an opportunity which was just too good to pass up.

I’m joining an early stage software company in the virtualization management and automation space and will be involved in all manner of customer development, biz dev, and marketing.  I’m going to work with a great team and a stellar set of investors, all who are laser focused on building a great company.  Needless to say, I am very excited about this move.

I’m not going to post details about the company publicly at this point, but will certainly do so after I have spent some time in the new job.  If you have a strong interest or background in virtualization technology and would like to discuss what we’re working on, feel free to reach out to me directly.

Thanks as always for reading, and although I’m no longer a VC at the end of the month, I hope you still keep reading!

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John Gannon is an Associate at L Capital Partners, a $165-million fund looking to advance companies with the potential to take groundbreaking products to market. He blogs at http://johngannonblog.com. Prior to joining L Capital Partners, John worked with Highland Capital Partners and Chart Venture Partners to identify and evaluate new opportunities in the enterprise IT sector. He also served as a consultant advising startup companies on business development, product strategy and venture capital fundraising. He currently sit on the board of advisers of VAlign Software.

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