Kevin Henrikson

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Kevin Henrikson
Alma materUCLA
OccupationCEO of Dust Labs

Kevin Henrikson is a San Francisco-based engineer, speaker, and investor. Henrikson has worked for or headed several companies, such as Zimbra, Alpha Brand Media and Acompli.[1][2][3]


Henrikson earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2000.[4]

At Zimbra, Henrikson served as the Director of Engineering and managed the development of Zimbra Advanced Client (AJAX based) and Standard Client (JSP/HTML based).[4][5] Zimbra was acquired by Yahoo! in 2007 for $350 million, which later sold it to VMware.[6][7][8] Henrikson then left Zimbra after Yahoo! acquired it and then worked for VMware[9] before leaving to serve as an entrepreneur in residence at Redpoint Ventures.[10][11][12][13]

Henrikson served as the Vice President of Engineering at Acompli,[14][15] which he co-founded with JJ Zhuang, and raised $7.3 million in funding for its mobile app product.[16][17] Acompli was acquired 18 months later by Microsoft for $200 million in 2014[18] and is now Outlook Mobile. Henrikson served as Partner Director of Engineering with Microsoft until joining Instacart in 2018 as their VP of Engineering.[19][20] Henrikson is also an angel investor, including having helped raise over $1.1 million for the Ministry of Supply.[21][22][23][24]

Henrikson has served as a speaker for various technology related conferences.


  1. ^ Jones, Kelsey (16 February 2016). "What Enterprise can Learn From Start-Ups: Acompli Co-Founder & #SEJSummit Speaker Kevin Henrikson". SearchEngineJournal. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  2. ^ Asay, Matt (4 July 2007). "In the trenches with...Kevin Henrikson of Zimbra". CNET. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Kevin Henrikson, director of Engineering at Zimbra, takes us into the heart of the company and shows us just how important community is to a company like Zimbra.
  3. ^ Wassell, Lindsay (11 May 2010). "3 Key Takeaways from Search & Social - Moz". Moz. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Kevin's presentation was different. It outlined real, actionable strategies for outsourcing the things you'd expect - like copywriting and development - but he also spoke about his experience delegating some pretty unusual stuff like the hiring of a housekeeper for his parents out-of-state.
  4. ^ a b "Kevin Henrikson". O'Reilly Media. 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Kevin Henrikson is a Director of Engineering at Zimbra. He splits time hacking on Zimbra's AJAX collaboration suite and managing developer relations with Zimbra's open source community. Previous to Zimbra Henrikson was at Openwave, an ISP and mobile carrier software provider where he led the Mobile Messaging engineering team.
  5. ^ Asay, Matt (4 July 2007). "In the trenches with...Kevin Henrikson of Zimbra". CNET. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Kevin Henrikson, director of Engineering, Zimbra. I currently manage our client engineering team which develops the Zimbra Advanced Client (AJAX based) and Standard Client (JSP/HTML based), the latter being Zimbra's answer to accessibility (screen readers), low-bandwidth, and older PCs.
  6. ^ Darrow, Barb (24 May 2013). "VMware's revolving door keeps on spinning". Gigaom. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Both execs, Javier Soltero and Kevin Henrikson, joined VC company Redpoint Ventures as entrepreneurs in residence. Soltero joined VMware by virtue of its acquisition of SpringSource in 2009 — after having joined SpringSource by virtue of that company's acquisition of Hyperic. At VMware he was the CTO of SaaS and application services. Henrickson was senior director of R&D for Zimbra, the open-source email product VMware acquired from Yahoo also in 2009. The dual departures were first reported by TechCrunch.
  7. ^ Perez, Juan Carlos (15 July 2013). "Like a pinball, Zimbra bounces again, now to Telligent from VMware". PC World. Retrieved 30 September 2014. For Zimbra, it's the second time it's been sold since 2010, when VMware acquired it from Yahoo. Zimbra was an independent company when Yahoo bought it in 2007 for $350 million.
  8. ^ "Steal from the Startups: Growth Tactics for Grownups with Kevin Henrikson". YouTube. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  9. ^ "Fireside Chat with Kevin Henrikson". Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  10. ^ "Backing Acompli & the Value of a Veteran Team". YouTube. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  11. ^ Darrow, Barb (25 June 2013). "VMware vet Jerry Chen signs on for Greylock Partners' enterprise push". Gigaom. Gigaom. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  12. ^ Williams, Alex (24 May 2013). "More VMware Departures With Two Executives Joining Redpoint Ventures As Entrepreneurs In Residence". TechCrunch. TechCrunch. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Kevin Henrikson joined Zimbra in 2005 and worked there until Yahoo! acquired the company in 2007. In 2010, VMware acquired Zimbra, where Henrikson directed Zimbra's engineering and development roadmap planning and execution, including potential company acquisitions. He holds a published patent and a filed patent in conjunction with his work at Zimbra.
  13. ^ Tolentino, Mellisa (21 August 2013). "Key VMware Executive Shakeups in 2013 : New CEO + Other Fresh Faces". SiliconANGLE. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Mware's CTO of SaaS, and Kevin Henrikson, senior director of R&D for Zimbra, the open-source email product VMware acquired from Yahoo in 2009, both left the company to serve as entrepreneurs in residence at Redpoint Ventures.
  14. ^ "How Acompli Got 10x Faster by Switching to Pantheon for WordPress". Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  15. ^ "Kevin Henrikson, Microsoft". 6 June 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2019..
  16. ^ Perez, Sarah (20 February 2014). "Acompli Raises $7.3M Series A From Redpoint & Others To Fix Mobile Email". TechCrunch. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Acompli, a company building a mobile email application which functions as an all-in-one productivity app for iPhone, has raised $7.3 million in Series A funding – a sizable investment that points to the scale of the problem the startup is aiming to solve. The round was led by Redpoint Ventures, and includes participation from Harrison Metal and Felicis Ventures. The app itself is due out on the iTunes App Store in Q2 2014, though the company is accepting early sign-ups now. Founded in April 2013, Acompli is led by Javier Soltero (CEO), previously CEO and co-founder of Hyperic; CTO, SaaS and Application Services at VMware; and most recently, Entrepreneur in Residence at Redpoint Ventures. Soltero is joined by co-founders J.J. Zhuang (CTO) and Kevin Henrikson (VP of Engineering), also of VMware as well as Yahoo by way of its Zimbra acquisition.
  17. ^ Malik, Om (20 February 2014). "Does the world really need another email platform? At least one veteran founder thinks so". Gigaom. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Redpoint is also home for Satish Dharamraj, co-founder of Zimbra, an email platform that was acquired by Yahoo and later sold to VMware in 2010, which in turn sold it to Telligent when it changed strategy. To say Satish hangs in the company of email people would be an understatement. JJ Zhuang (CTO) and Kevin Henrikson (VP of engineering) are two such guys. And when Soltero met them, the conversation quickly turned into a crazy idea — a new email platform that is built for the touch- and gesture-driven mobile world. That idea became Acompli, a nine-month-old San Francisco-based company that today announced it has raised $7.3 million in funds from Redpoint Ventures, Harrison Metal and Felicis Ventures.
  18. ^ "Microsoft Buys Email App Acompli For $200M, Will Still Support Gmail And Other Competitors". TechCrunch. December 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  19. ^ "Building an on-demand fulfillment engine is hard". TechCrunch. 22 May 2019. Retrieved 10 November 2019..
  20. ^ Thorne, James (3 May 2019). "Tech Moves: Convoy grows its data science team; Seattle Genetics adds a chief commercial officer; and more". Geekwire. Retrieved 10 November 2019..
  21. ^ Empson, Rip (26 September 2013). "After Kickstarter Success, Ministry of Supply Lands $1.1M To Expand Its Tech-Savvy Men's Line". TechCrunch. Retrieved 30 September 2014. But today, having proven the concept and demand, Ministry of Supply is coming full circle on the financing front, announcing that it has raised an additional $1.1 million in seed financing from a handful of venture capitalists and angels. The round was led by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's Vegas Tech Fund, with participation from SK Ventures and angels like Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow and Kevin Henrikson.
  22. ^ Woodward, Curt (27 September 2013). "Boston Deals: LevelUp, Ministry of Supply, Predilytics, CO Everywhere". Xconomy. Retrieved 30 September 2014. he Hsieh connection certainly has something to do with Brian Kalma, an early Zappos employee who joined Ministry of Supply recently as the startup's president. Kalma also had worked at e-commerce companies Gemvara and Gilt Groupe. Other investors in the Ministry of Supply round include SK Ventures, Kevin Henrikson, and Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow.
  23. ^ Alspach, Kyle (27 September 2013). "Ministry of Supply raises $1.1M seed round". Boston Business Journal. American City Business Journals. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Ministry of Supply, the first performance professional menswear brand, today announced that it has raised a total of $1.1 million in seed funding to expand its tech-infused line of clothing. Tony Hsieh's VegasTechFund led the round, with participants including Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow, SK Ventures and Kevin Henrikson.
  24. ^ Landry, Lauren (27 September 2013). "Ministry of Supply Raises $1.1 Million Seed Round". BostInno. Retrieved 30 September 2014. To keep the momentum strong, former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow have chipped in on a $1.1 million seed round. Hsieh, now partner of the VegasTechFund, spearheaded the financing. SK Ventures also participated in the round alongside Breslow and fellow angel investor Kevin Henrikson, co-founder of Acompli.

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