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John Pearce

Co-Founder & Partner

John is a proven executive with more than 25 years of demonstrated success leading fast-growing technology companies as CFO and CEO with a unique blend of hands-on financial and operational leadership to drive success from initial strategy development all the way through tactical execution. He also oversees operations of Underscore VC.

Most recently John was instrumental in the early revenue stage of Actifio, a startup building a new category with a revolutionary way to manage data backup, by helping to refine the pricing, packaging and business model for both enterprise license and SaaS delivery. Prior to that, John led Demandware (now a Salesforce company) as President and CEO through stages of high growth. He joined Demandware from AppIQ where he was CFO; AppIQ was acquired by Hewlett-Packard. He co-founded SilverStream Software and held roles of CFO, Vice President of International Operations and Senior Vice President of WorldWide Sales. Prior to SilverStream, he co-founded Watermark Software and served as its CFO and Vice President of International Business until the company was acquired by FileNet Corporation.

John holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Curtin University in Perth Australia.

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