Industry Vet Frank Artale Joins VC Firm Ignition Ventures As Managing Director

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Ignition Venture Management recently announced that Frank Artale has joined the firm as a general partner. Artale brings more than 26 years of experience to Ignition with a deep expertise in cloud and virtualization software.

At Ignition, Artale will focus on core infrastructure, networking and security investments for Ignition Venture Partners IV, a $400 million fund.

The obvious link: Artale has been an entrepreneur and exec in several Ignition portfolio companies including CEO of Consera (sold to HP) as well as VP of business development and strategic marketing at XenSource (acquired by Citrix Systems).

Artale has also worked alongside Ignition as Chairman of the Board and director of Rendition Networks (sold to Opsware) and as an advisor to Zenprise. He’s currently Chairman of the Board and a director at Open Kernel Labs, a mobile virtualization supplier and a director at DotNetNuke, an open source content management platform.

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