September 25, 2018

Venture Atlanta 2018 Adds MuleSoft Founder Ross Mason to Stellar Lineup of Conference Speakers

MuleSoft Was Recently Acquired by Salesforce in One of This Year’s Largest SaaS Exits; Mason Will Discuss Building and Selling Fast-Growth Companies

ATLANTA — September 25, 2018Venture Atlanta announced today that Ross Mason, founder of MuleSoft, provider of the leading platform for building application networks, will join an impressive lineup of previously announced speakers at this year’s premier technology investment conference set for October 16-17 in downtown Atlanta. In a fireside chat led by Kyle Porter, CEO of SalesLoft on the second day of the much-anticipated event, Mason will share lessons learned and what he considers to be the key factors for technology growth.

Other leaders scheduled to speak at this year’s Venture Atlanta include Frank Bisignano, CEO of First Data, and Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Former NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson and Dave Dewalt, CEO of FireEye, McAfee and Documentum will deliver the keynote addresses.

“As the embodiment of modern technology entrepreneurial success, Ross built MuleSoft to capitalize on the wave of digital disruption in the enterprise by enabling any system to interact with others like never before,” said Kyle Porter, CEO of SalesLoft and Venture Atlanta board member. “The lessons he’s learned as a founder going through the entire hyper-growth journey—from concept to iconic company to IPO to one of this year’s largest SaaS acquisitions —will be an incredible fit for this event.”

Mason founded MuleSoft in 2006 based on the idea that connecting applications should be easy. The company provides one of the world’s leading platforms for building application networks that connects any enterprise app, data and device across cloud and on-premises. MuleSoft was acquired by Salesforce in May 2018. Prior to MuleSoft, Mason served as CEO of SymphonySoft, an EU-based provider of services and support for large-scale integration projects. Earlier in his career, he was also the lead architect for Rabobank and worked with NatWest Bank, Credit Suisse and Swiss Re.

The fireside chat will kick off the second day of the two-day Venture Atlanta conference, taking place October 16-17 in the heart of downtown Atlanta. For eleven years, Venture Atlanta has been successfully connecting the Southeast’s best and brightest innovators with top-tier investors. Atlanta technology innovation hub Tech Square Labs is returning as the event’s premier sponsor. 

For more information or to register, visit https://www.ventureatlanta.org.

About Venture Atlanta

Venture Atlanta, the Southeast’s premier venture conference, is where the region’s most promising tech companies meet the country’s top-tier investors. Now in its 11th year as the region’s largest investor showcase with over 900 attendees, Venture Atlanta connects the best and brightest entrepreneurs with local and national venture capitalists, bankers, angel investors and others who can help them raise the capital they need to grow their businesses. The annual nonprofit event is a collaboration of three leading Georgia business organizations: Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). For more information, visit www.ventureatlanta.org.

MuleSoft is a registered trademark of MuleSoft, Inc., a Salesforce company. All other marks are those of respective owners.

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