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Former Microsoft CFO John Connors named to Midas List for top investors

John Connors, a venture capitalist at Bellevue-based Ignition Partners who previously served as CFO of Microsoft, was named to Forbes’ 2013 Midas List that honors tech’s top investors. Connors has made a number of good investments in companies like Splunk, which went public last April, Heroku, XenSource and Parse, which was just acquired by Facebook. Connors, who… Read More

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Former Microsoft CFO John Connors joins board of INRIX

INRIX continues to add horsepower to its board, as the Kirkland provider of traffic data preps for an initial public offering. The latest addition is John Connors, a venture capitalist at Bellevue-based Ignition Partners who previously served as CFO of Microsoft. That’s a big-name election for INRIX, which crowd sources data from nearly 100 million… Read More

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Ignition backs Parse, another hot San Francisco startup

Another day, another investment by Ignition Partners in the Bay Area. The Bellevue venture capital firm, which earlier this week announced that it was leading a $40 million deal in Palo Alto, California-based Cloudera, has pumped $5.5 million into San Francisco-based Parse. Parse helps developers manage the back-end of mobile applications, similar to what former Microsofties… Read More

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Ignition-backed Splunk eyes IPO

Splunk, a fast-growing business intelligence company backed by Ignition Partners and others, is considering an initial public offering that could value it for as much as $1 billion, sources tell Bloomberg News. San Francisco-based Splunk established a branch office in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood last year under the direction of former Microsoft Technical Fellow… Read More