ISSUE – July 6 | Campaign Monitor CEO Alex Bard Joins Redpoint Ventures As Partner

As Satish Dharmaraj tells it, venture capital firm Redpoint Ventures just missed out on Alex Bard for the first time in 2011. Back then Bard was cofounder of Assistly, a young customer service software company looking to raise its Series B funding round. Redpoint had made a verbal offer to Bard and thought the deal was going to happen. Then Marc Benioff struck, with Salesforceacquiring the company, and Redpoint had to wait as Bard became one of Benioff’s top young lieutenants, running the CRM leader’s service cloud, then departing in 2014 to become CEO of an Australian company, Campaign Monitor. [ Forbes ]