Kevin Henrikson

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Kevin Henrikson
ResidenceSan Francisco
Alma materUCLA
OccupationDirector of Product, Outlook Mobile, Microsoft
Websitehttp://kevinhenrikson.com

Kevin Henrikson is a San Francisco based entrepreneur, angel investor, engineer, and speaker who has headed several software companies, including Zimbra, Alpha Brand Media and Acompli.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Kevin Henrikson earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2000.[3][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] Before joining Zimbra in 2005, Henrikson was a leader for Federal Express, iSearch (SAAS startup), and Openwave Systems.[3] Zimbra was acquired by Yahoo! in 2007 for $350 million, which later sold it to VMware.[6][7] Henrikson then left Zimbra after Yahoo! acquired it and then started to serve as the entrepreneur in residence of Redpoint Ventures.[8][9] Henrikson serves as the Vice President of Engineering at Acompli, which he co-founded, and has raised $7.3 million in funding for its mobile app product.[10][11] Acompli was acquired by Microsoft for $200 million in 2014[12] and is now Outlook Mobile. Henrikson is also an angel investor, having helped raise over $1.1 million for the Ministry of Supply.[13][14][15][16]

Speaking and writing[edit]

Kevin Henrikson has served as a speaker for various technology related conferences including those discussed by Oracle, in which he presented on offline support;[17] SitePoint, in which he discussed ameliorating "the performance of web applications that rely on large JavaScript/CSS codebases;[18] and Moz, in which he discussed outsourcing work online.[2]

Dropbox, Pantheon, Zimbra and VMWare, among others, have featured technology related articles written by Kevin Henrikson.[19][20][21][22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ a b "Kevin Henrikson: VP of Engineering / Co-Founder @ Acompli". CrunchBase. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Kevin graduated from UCLA (BS Engineering) in 2000. His early career included operations and technical leadership roles for Federal Express, iSearch (SAAS startup), and Openwave Systems, a mobile Internet software solutions company. In 2005 he joined Zimbra, an enterprise collaboration and messaging startup, and quickly advanced to Director of Engineering, building and managing a team to develop enterprise and mobility technologies.
  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. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "Microsoft Buys Email App Acompli For $200M, Will Still Support Gmail And Other Competitors". TechCrunch. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ Orsini, Francois (3 May 2007). "Enabling Offline Web Applications with Java DB (Francois Orsini's Blog)". Oracle Corporation. Retrieved 30 September 2014. As David Van Couvering pointed out in his blog, I will be co-presenting with Kevin Henrikson from Zimbra at CommunityOne and JavaOne 2007 next week. Kevin will especially highlight how they have implemented offline support in their current Zimbra Desktop offering. We will discuss how today's and tomorrow's Rich Internet Applications (RIA's) can be enabled to run offline and allow the users to keep using the same application, while not being connected to the net.
  18. ^ Yank, Kevin (27 July 2006). "OSCON 2006: Ajax Optimization Techniques". SitePoint. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Kevin Henrikson of Zimbra gave a brisk presentation covering some of the lessons his organization has learned and the “dirty tricks” it has implemented to improve the performance of web applications that rely on large JavaScript/CSS codebases.
  19. ^ Henrikson, Kevin (15 August 2014). "Dropbox - Acompli improves mobile email app experience with Dropbox document preview API". Dropbox. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Kevin Henrikson is the Cofounder & VP Engineering of Acompli and here are his thoughts on the new document preview API.
  20. ^ Henrikson, Kevin (30 June 2014). "How Acompli Got 10x Faster by Switching to Pantheon for WordPress". Pantheon. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Kevin Henrikson is Co-founder & VP Engineering at Acompli, a mobile email app that empowers professionals to be responsive and get more done from anywhere.
  21. ^ Henrikson, Kevin (28 January 2006). "AJAX and CSS Optimization". Zimbra. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  22. ^ Peacock, Price (8 November 2011). "The Evolution of Zimbra at VMware: Changing the Way You Work". VMware. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Kevin Henrikson, Sr. Director R&D at VMware leads the engineering and QA teams for the Zimbra product group. Kevin joined Zimbra in 2005 and has held various engineering and leadership positions over the past 6 years. He's been part of two acquisitions; first by Yahoo in 2007 and again by VMware in 2010. Prior to Zimbra, Kevin was at Openwave, an ISP and mobile carrier software provider where he led the Mobile Messaging engineering team. He is a regular speaker on AJAX, open source messaging, and related topics.

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