Ray Kruck

Founder, Nexgate; Founder, Pointgrey Partners

Role: Associate

Sites: CDL-Rockies, CDL-Vancouver

Streams: Compute, Prime

Ray Kruck cofounded Nexgate in 2011 with a breakthrough platform to help brands discover, monitor, and secure their social presence. Nexgate was acquired by Proofpoint (NASDAQ: PFPT) as their largest acquisition in 2014. Prior to Nexgate, Ray held executive and leadership positions in corporate development, strategy, and sales at Check Point Software, Websense, and Voltage Security (acquired by HP). Since Nexgate, Ray cofounded Pointgrey Partners, an early-stage venture investment firm focused on deep technology plays that drive competitive disruption in enterprise and life science markets. Ray is passionate about helping founders build go-to market ecosystems that enable leveraged sales models with strategic partners. Ray is a University of Toronto B.Comm graduate and holds an MBA from University of British Columbia.