Amplify Partners, a Menlo Park, CA-based early-stage venture capital firm focused on the next generation of IT infrastructure and data-driven technology, announced changes to its team.
In details, David Beyer was promoted to Partner, Lenny Pruss joined as Partner and Ted Stinson and Dr. Evan Sparks joined as EIRs.
David Beyer, who joined the firm in 2013, has made contributions to Amplify and its portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Amplify Partners, Pruss was a Principal with Redpoint Ventures. He began his career with RRE Ventures in New York. Pruss has led investments in, and worked with companies including, HashiCorp, Cockroach Labs, Datadog and Whiptail (acquired by Cisco).
Ted Stinson – as Executive in Residence – will be working closely with the Amplify’s founders to develop sales and go-to-market expertise. Prior to joining Amplify, he was responsible for all business operations at tCell. Previously, Stinson served as the VP of Worldwide Sales at PernixData and held leadership positions at Symantec and VERITAS.
Evan Sparks – as Entrepreneur in Residence – is an accomplished technologist with deep expertise in machine learning. He has contributed to the design and implementation of much of the large scale machine learning ecosystem around Apache Spark, including MLlib and KeystoneML, and is the author of numerous scientific publications. Prior to Berkeley, Sparks worked as a Quantitative Analyst at MDT Advisers and on the analytics team at Recorded Future.