Bryan Stolle

Founding Partner

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Bryan Stolle is a serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in the venture industry and start-up industry and is a Founding Partner of Wildcat Venture Partners. His thesis areas focus on big data cloud-based enterprise applications and businesses, edtech, fintech, and marketing technology. As an entrepreneur, Bryan created over $1B in realized liquidity for his investors; oversaw the creation, go-to-market, and market growth of product and service offerings that have achieved over $2B in revenues; and has raised over $1B in venture, public market, and investment management capital.

He was previously the founder and CEO of Agile Software (formerly, NASDAQ: AGIL), where he led the creation of a new category now called Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). During his time at Agile Software, he successfully navigated the Company from startup through a public offering and secondary that raised over $500 million; executed on almost two dozen private and public M&A transactions; and steered a major strategy shift following the bursting of the B2B bubble in 2001 that led to the eventual acquisition of the Company by Oracle at a revenue run-rate that was more than double its peak during the B2B bubble.

“All of those stats are great, but they were really just a way for our team at Agile to measure our progress and success.  I’m far more proud of the team and the culture we built at Agile, and the incredible customer satisfaction and value we achieved.   That’s how you build great companies that build real value – great people working together to create great products and deliver customer success.”

Bryan led the investments in and sits on the board of Kabbage, Hotchalk, Global Analytics, People Pattern, and Zebit, among others. Bryan also led the successful investment in Coupa (NASDAQ: COUP) and Rally Software (NYSE: RALY), recently acquired by CA Technologies for over $500M.

As an investor, Bryan draws on a wide range of experience as an operating executive and entrepreneur. “I’ve seen a lot, both good and bad, and I know what entrepreneurs are going to face,” he says.


FACTS & STATS

  • Holds a B.A. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Serves on the advisory boards of the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business and the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.
  • Is an avid Texas Longhorn sports fan, especially football.
  • Is a former professional motocross racer.

QUOTE

"I have a high tolerance for focused chaos. If you choose to work in technology you have to know how to deal with constant change."

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