Access Venture Partners: Early Stage Venture Capital, Cloud Computing, Efficiency Technology, New Media, Data Integrity - KIRK J. HOLLAND


Kirk J. Holland - Managing Director

Kirk Holland is a Managing Director at Access Venture Partners, where he brings a long track record of successfully investing in, growing and exiting high growth technology and digital media companies. He also brings a broad history of operating experience across many functions, including general management, sales & marketing, business development, operations and engineering with companies such as Procter & Gamble and Jupiter Media.

Prior to joining Access Venture Partners, Kirk was a General Partner at Vista Ventures where he helped build the firm to deliver top-decile investment performance. Kirk led many of the firm's successful investments in software and digital media, including Dante Software (acquired by WebMethods), Rally Software, Thought Equity Motion, Umbria (acquired by McGraw Hill), Stratavia, StrionAir (acquired by United Technologies) and MXLogic (acquired by McAfee).

Prior to Vista Ventures, Kirk helped launch Jupiter Media Ventures, where he was a pioneering investor in the digital media sector. At Jupiter, Kirk led several successful investments, including AuctionRover (acquired by Yahoo), Direct Response Technologies (acquired by Digital River), BackWire (acquired by Leap Wireless), Techtracker (acquired by CNet) and HowStuffWorks (acquired by Discovery). Previously, Kirk helped start Piper Jaffray's Software and Internet Media investment banking practice on the west coast where he worked on over $2 Billion in M&A and equity transactions.

Kirk received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering with honors from University of Washington and an MBA degree from Stanford University. Kirk is very active in building entrepreneurship in the community as a board member of Colorado University's Deming Center of Entrepreneurship, Boulder Software Association, The Entrepreneur's Foundation and I Have a Dream Foundation. Kirk lives in Louisville, Colorado and enjoys coaching his daughters in basketball and playing any sport he can at his old age.

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