John Simon

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John joined Sigma Prime in November of 2012 to help build the firm and invest in great entrepreneurs. He focuses on software-based businesses and disruptive technology businesses, often getting involved in businesses at their formation or earliest stages.

At Sigma Prime, he is responsible for investments in both new and existing technology businesses. Special areas of interest include software companies with an emphasis on mobile and software-as-a-service platforms, and disruptive technology companies in a variety of areas. John has been a recipient of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council "Investor of the Year" Award. 

Prior to joining Sigma Prime, John was a co-founder and managing director of General Catalyst Partners.  While at General Catalyst Partners, portfolio companies of General Catalyst Partners for which John served on the Board of Directors, or that John was otherwise involved with include: Jumptap (acquired by Millennial Media), Paydiant, OwnCloud, Big Fish Games (acquired by Churchill Downs for up to $885M), BetterLesson, Mocospace, Thumb, Swirl, Swoop, CyPhy Works, BiOM, Aidin, TearScience, Fractyl, DC Devices, and OvaScience (NASDAQ:OVAS, achieved a market capitalization in excess of $1.1B), Taleo (NASDAQ:TLEO, acquired by Oracle for $2B), m-Qube (acquired by VeriSign), SignalDemand (acquired by PROS), ProfitLogic (acquired by Oracle), Maven Networks (acquired by Yahoo!), Bullhorn Software (acquired by Vista Equity), QuickPlay Media (acquired by Madison Dearborn), BzzAgent (acquired by Dunnhumby/Tesco), and Outstart (acquired by Kenexa/IBM).