Nexenta CEO to Present Best Practices in Entrepreneurship and Leadership in Open Source-driven Software Defined Data Centers at Dell Founders 50 Summit

SANTA CLARA, Calif.April 22, 2015Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that its Chairman and CEO, Tarkan Maner, will present on a panel at Dell’s Founders 50 Summit on Wednesday, April 22 in San Francisco. The panel will feature other Dell Venture portfolio companies, entrepreneurs and VCs who will discuss best practices for raising funds from venture capitalists and corporate investors, building successful companies and navigating opportunities and partnerships with larger companies.


Dell Founders 50 is an exclusive network of CEOs and founders that have already proven they know how to start and grow a business and view technology as a critical backbone to success.  Dell selects 50 startups each year and leverages some of the best practices and networks from today’s accelerators, VC firms, top startup organizations, and then backs them with the power of one of the world’s largest technology companies.


What:                    Dell Founder 50 Summit

Title:                     From Idea to Acquisition.  What does it take for a company to go from startup to acquisition by                               an enterprise?

When:                   April 22nd, 2015, 3:15pm – 4:15pm PT

Panelists:             Jim Lussier, Managing Director, Dell Ventures - Moderator

 Mark Lewis, CEO, Formation Data - Dell Ventures Portfolio Company

 Tarkan Maner, Former CEO, Wyse Technology

 Darryll Dewan, Executive VP, Credant Technologies

 Rama Sekhar, Principal, Norwest Venture Partners


The Founders 50 Summit is a yearly event that provides a rich environment for high-value networking with other Founders and CEOs.  It also allows attendees to connect with Dell executives, media and members of the venture capital community with this select group of business leaders.  


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About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) with 6,000+ customers, 1,000+ partners, 30+ patents, and more than 1,000 petabytes of storage under management. Nexenta uniquely integrates software-only “Open Source” collaboration with commodity hardware-centric “Software-Defined Storage” innovation. Nexenta OpenSDS solutions are 100% software-based; and 100% hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic providing organizations with Total Freedom protecting them against punitive vendor lock-in. Nexenta provides organizations with the "true" benefits of Software-Defined Everything-centric Cloud Computing – from data centers to end users; from the infrastructure to apps. Nexenta OpenSDS enables everyday apps from rich media-driven Social Living to Mobility; from the Internet of Things to Big Data; from OpenStack and CloudStack to Do-It-Yourself Cloud deployments – for all types of Clouds – Private, Public, and Hybrid. Founded around an "Open Source” platform and industry-disrupting vision, Nexenta delivers its award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions with a global partner network, including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HP, Quanta, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, Wipro, and many others. 


For more information, visit, www.nexenta.comTwitterFacebookLinkedIn and YouTube. Also, download the newly published Nexenta Special Edition Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) for Dummies eBook.





Allison Darin