Javier Soltero

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Javier Soltero
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Soltero speaking at the H3 conference in Puerto Rico
Born (1974-09-06) September 6, 1974 (age 45)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Alma materCarnegie Mellon University
OccupationCorporate Vice President, Microsoft

Javier Soltero is a Puerto Rican entrepreneur and current Corporate Vice President advisor to Rajesh Jha at Microsoft.[1] Previously, he was the co-founder and CEO of Acompli. Prior to co-founding Acompli, he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Redpoint Ventures.[2]

Career[edit]

Soltero received a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems and Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University in 1997. Upon graduation, he started work at Netscape where he helped build internet infrastructure technologies. He then became a senior engineer at BackFlip.com before co-founding Hyperic in 2004.[3] Hyperic provided monitoring and management software for all types of web applications and was acquired by SpringSource in 2009. As a result, Soltero became the CTO of Managed Products at SpringSource.[4] SpringSource was eventually acquired by VMWare for $420 million.[5]

Soltero co-founded Acompli in 2013 with Kevin Henrikson and JJ Zhuang where he served as the company's CEO. Acompli was a company which built email mobile applications and raised $7.3 million in venture capital financing.[6] Acompli was acquired by Microsoft for $200 million in 2014[7] and is now Outlook Mobile.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MSFT Company Profile & Executives Microsoft Corp". WSJ.
  2. ^ "More VMware Departures With Two Executives Joining Redpoint Ventures As Entrepreneurs In Residence". Techcrunch.
  3. ^ "The Open Source CEO: Javier Soltero, Hyperic (Part 2)". CNET.
  4. ^ "SpringSource acquires Hyperic, with eye to take on IBM, Microsoft". CNET.
  5. ^ "VMware Acquires SpringSource for $420 Million". ReadWrite.
  6. ^ "Acompli Raises $7.3M Series A From Redpoint & Others To Fix Mobile Email". Techcrunch.
  7. ^ "Microsoft Buys Email App Acompli For $200M, Will Still Support Gmail And Other Competitors". TechCrunch. Retrieved 10 March 2015.