Palo Alto, CA-based CloudScale Capital Partners, LLC today announced that industry veteran and former CTO of British Telecom (BT), Williams Communications and Huawei, Matt Bross has joined the firm as a Partner.
Bross was the Global Chief Technology Officer of Huawei from 2009-2012, and served in the same role with BT from 2002-2009 and Williams Communications from 1997-2002.
As Global CTO of BT Group and CEO of BT innovate, he was responsible for technology strategy, vision and innovation across all BT divisions.
Bross led BT’s 21st Century Network transformation program and a global BT technology and research organization that spanned Asia-Pacific, the U.S. and Europe. He also managed the venture capital investments of Williams Communications with several notable successes including Lightera, Sonus and Sycamore Networks.
In 2007, Bross was awarded a William Pitt Fellowship by Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge. He currently serves as Chairman of the Global Information Infrastructure Commission and is a member of the Board of Directors for the EastWest Institute. Bross has also served on the boards of directors of numerous early-stage companies.
CloudScale Capital Partners invests in early growth-stage companies in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, data analytics, blockchain, edge computing and the Internet of Things (IoT). Its portfolio includes Wasabi Technologies, Callsign, Robin.io, Trunomi and Edgeworx, among others.
He joined a veteran team of technology investors at CloudScale that includes:
– Dr. Hossein Eslambolshi, long-time former Global Chief Technology Officer of AT&T and Bell Labs,
– Michael Howard, Co-founder of Infonetics Research,
– Stephen Diamond, former General Partner with Sprout Group/Credit Suisse Private Equity and
– serial tech CEO J. Edward Snyder.