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  • Ben Horowitz

  • John Jendricks

  • Valentina Alaria

  • Martin Casado

  • Nick McKewon

  • General Partner, a16z

  • VP, VMware

  • Head of Product Management, PLUMgrid

  • CTO, Nicira/VMware

  • Founder, Nicira / Stanford

  • Ryan MacBan

  • Scott Shenker

  • Shane Stubbs

  • Steve Mullaney

  • Pierre Ettori
  • VP, Cisco

  • Founder, Nicira / Berkley

  • Sales Nicira/VMware

  • CEO, Nicira / SVP VMware

  • Worldwide Account Manager, VMware

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Nicira

Nicira was a company focused on software-defined networking and network virtualization. It was founded in 2007 by Martin Casado, Nick McKeown and Scott Shenker. It was a pioneer in software-defined networking (SDN) and a leader in network virtualization for open source initiatives. The company was founded by networking research leaders from Stanford University and University of California at Berkeley, and is led by proven entrepreneurs in networking, security and virtualization.

It was bought by VMware in 2012 for $1.26 Billion.

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Joined Nicira
Nicira Raises $26M in Series C
Investors: Peter Thorp, Lightspeed Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Andreessen Horowitz
Nicira Raises $41.8M total in 4 rounds from 7 Investors
Cisco Enterprise VP Alan Cohen joins Nicira
Cisco Fellow Bruce Davie joins Nicira as Chief Service Provider Architect
Nicira's founding engineers invented OpenFlow, but they say it won't work for data center-class, hardware forwarding. Martin Casado explains.
VMware buys Nicira for $1.26 Billion
Left Nicira via VMware acquisition