Fund: Voyager Capital
Posted by tenali500 on 2008-03-27
Curtis is a great guy - someone I'd trust and would work with again on my next company. He's knows everyone and has made early introductions for Tropos at some of our key customers like Google back in 2005. At a personal level he's very easy to get along with and we often go biking together - he and his friends got me to take up road biking in the first place (for health). No games - he will tell you what he thinks.
Both from my own experience at Tropos and what I've seen of Curtis and the other Voyager partners during their interactions with other Caltech classmates of mine, I know Curtis really understands what excites technology-entrepreneurs and he wants to find ways make their new technology companies successful in the long term. Whether at board meetings or in social situations, I found all the partners at Voyager to be very helpful, they treat people with respect, and brainstorm with alongside us as part of our team.
As a firm, Voyager stuck with Tropos back from the late-2002 (pre-revenue) and saw us through to where we are today. They are big believers in niche marketing for getting high-tech companies off the ground ("Crossing the Chasm" ala Jeffery Moore) and they have a partnership with the Chasm group. They introduced us to this methodology back then and it helped us focus Tropos onto the public safety markets.
They're very good partners to have.
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