Ignition Partners, an early stage, business software venture capital firm, ass added Bob Kelly as a managing partner in the Seattle office.
Kelly – an investor and a mentor both in Seattle and San Francisco – will be one of the firm’s four partners responsible for fund investments and overall firm strategy.
He brings more than 20 years of experience from Microsoft where he held a variety of positions, most recently holding the position of Corporate Vice President for the Cloud + Enterprise Business Development and Strategy team. Kelly also worked at Microsoft Azure.
Kelly serves on the board of advisors at 9Mile Labs, a Seattle-based accelerator.
Led by John Connors, managing partner, Ignition Partners specializes in early-stage investments in “consumerized” enterprise IT, cloud computing and big data. The firm has offices in Bellevue, Wash. and Los Altos, Calif.