Early-stage investor Sierra Ventures has hired former Reachable CEO Al Campa as a partner to tap his 25-plus years of entrepreneurial and business experience.
Campa was previously chief marketing officer of Taleo, which was bought for $1.9bn by Oracle, and also helped grow Sun Microsystems to more than $1bn of revenues as part of the management team.
Sierra said he would be responsible for helping its portfolio companies scale up with inventive business strategies and go-to-market plans, as well as helping to identify the next phase of entrepreneurs with big ideas which can capture large markets.
Tim Guleri, managing partner at the firm, said, “Al’s experience as an entrepreneur and senior executive is a great asset to Sierra as well as our entrepreneurs.
“He has experience at all stages of growth from startup to $1bn in revenues, across a wide range of industries, and we are excited that he has joined Sierra as we drive our next phase of growth.”
In June Sierra and Relay Ventures led a $10m Series A round for Tempo AI to fund the development of its personal productivity app, Tempo Smart Calendar.
The company said the round was also backed by existing investors including Mayfield Fund, Horizon Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures and Miramar Venture Partners.
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