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GridGain Adds Venture Capital Veteran Sonja Hoel Perkins to its Advisory Board

Founder of Broadway Angels and Managing Director of Menlo Ventures Brings VC History of Elevating Emerging Technology to Leading In-Memory Computing Provider

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today GridGain™ Systems (, provider of the leading open source In-Memory Computing (IMC) Platform, announced that Sonja Hoel Perkins has joined its Advisory Board. Perkins brings over two decades of leadership and investment expertise in the high-tech industry, and currently serves as managing director of Menlo Ventures and founder of Broadway Angels.

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"In-memory computing is more than 'on its way' to being a staple of enterprise computing," said Perkins. "GridGain is already positioned to lead the charge as organizations begin to adopt this technology and incorporate it into their core infrastructures."

GridGain equips its customers with unprecedented scalability and computing power through a comprehensive in-memory computing solution, which combines an In-Memory Data Grid, In-Memory Streaming, and an In-Memory Accelerator for Apache Hadoop. Through its open-source and premium enterprise offerings, developers have access to a comprehensive suite of options to best fit their organizational needs.

"I've been fortunate to work with Sonja for 15 years across three companies. Her ability to select winners in the technology industry and nurture them to great success is her true hallmark," said GridGain's CEO, Abe Kleinfeld. "I'm looking forward to her continued guidance and advice as GridGain continues its trajectory to IMC leadership."

Sonja Perkins is renowned as one of the best-performing and most experienced women in venture capital, and has achieved tremendous success investing across all areas of information technology. Perkins' investments span over 50 companies throughout her career, several of which have achieved multi-billion dollar valuations.

Perkins holds degrees from both the University of Virginia and from Harvard Business School. In addition to her work at Menlo Ventures and Broadway Angels, she also serves on the boards of Flurry, Inc., 3VR, and is a founding contributor to the Bay Area non-profit, ProjectGlimmer.

About GridGain™
GridGain develops the leading open source In-Memory Computing Platform, enabling organizations to conquer challenges that traditional technology can't approach. From high-performance data management and real-time streaming to an industry first in-memory Hadoop accelerator, GridGain provides the most complete end-to-end stack for low-latency, in-memory computing that allows customers to easily innovate ahead of the accelerating pace of business. Fortune 500 companies, top government agencies and innovative mobile and web companies use GridGain to achieve unprecedented computing performance and business insights. GridGain is headquartered in Foster City, California. To download the GridGain In-Memory Computing Platform, please visit


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