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8VC Adds Karen White as Executive Partner

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8VC, an Austin, TX-based venture capital firm, added Karen White as Executive Partner.

White brings her experience of innovation, transformation, and growth to 8VC.  She will work side by side with CEOs and founders to help scale their businesses and evolve their strategies and execution, building on a decade as a key advisor to both 8VC and portfolio companies including Addepar and OpenGov. From the 8VC platform, White will also co-found and lead a new technology company, to be announced at a later date.

White was formerly CEO at RMS. Under her leadership, RMS launched its innovative risk platform and became the world’s leading catastrophic risk tech company, leading to its acquisition by Moody’s for $2 billion.  While at RMS, she was named to Comparably’s “50 Best CEOs of 2020” alongside the CEOs of Zoom, Microsoft, Apple and Google. 

Prior to RMS, White was President and COO at Addepar, the pioneering investment management software company founded by Joe Lonsdale. Addepar’s platform supports more than $5 trillion in total assets, and customers include the world’s top financial services firms. Before Addepar, she was CEO and Chairman of enterprise SaaS company Syncplicity, leading it from seed stage to 30,000 customers and acquisition by EMC in just three years. Previously, White was an executive at Solarwinds, a multi-billion-dollar network management software company that successfully IPO’d in 2009.

From 1993-2000, she worked for CEO Larry Ellison in various top executive roles at Oracle, driving high revenue growth and innovation during a period of massive transformation, as the Internet created profound opportunity in virtually all industries. During her tenure, revenue grew to $10 billion, profits increased nearly 65x, and valuation exceeded $150 billion. 

Led by General Partner Joe Lonsdale, 8VC is a technology investment firm backing visionary teams and industry-transforming companies. The partners have an extensive track record as founders, builders, and operators of companies including Palantir, Addepar, Resilience, and OpenGov. 8VC manages over $6 billion in committed capital, investing primarily in smart enterprise platforms, healthcare, logistics, Bio-IT, and defense.