Silicon Valley Meets Washington, D.C., with Strategic Affiliation of an Accelerator and a Venture Development Firm to Fuel Startup Success

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SPJ GTM and RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners launch a strategic affiliation to bridge the gap between technology innovation, capital, and customers.

The firms collectively offer early-stage technology entrepreneurs an accelerated path to scale through enterprise and government contracts.  Portfolio companies will receive an integrated offering of advisory, capital, and development, including special invitations to private meetings with CIO roundtables, VC demo-days, product strategy sessions, and go-to-market strategy development.

Anthony “Tony” Scott, managing partner, information technology, at RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners, will lead the combined efforts, providing 40-years of C-Suite multi-sector information technology perspective to inform critical decisions of early-stage portfolio companies.

Mr. Scott was appointed by President Barack Obama as the 3rd Chief Information Officer (Federal CIO) for the U.S. government, where he was responsible for modernizing IT systems, infrastructure, digital transformation, cybersecurity, open data and IT strategy across the federal government. Prior, Tony served as the CIO and senior vice president of VMware Inc., the CIO and corporate vice president of Microsoft Corporation, the CIO and senior vice president of The Walt Disney Company and the chief technology officer at General Motors Corporation.

SPJSPJ helps early stage startup founders and companies accelerate their growth and create a clear path into the enterprise. We embed from the ground up with innovative products solving industry-specific challenges, craft messaging that gets reactions, ignite campaigns that land deals, and invest in high-growth futures.

RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners

RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners is a venture development firm founded by financier R. Brad Lane and The Honorable Thomas J. Ridge – focused on root-cause solutions to grand challenges in education, sustainability, and information technology – with a team of general partners, venture partners and senior advisors who have served at the highest levels of finance, government, and military: creating value for our clients and society by bridging the gaps between private-sector innovation, investment capital, policy and procurement – where our knowledge and networks are leveraged to commercialize and scale novel venture-backed technology companies.

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