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Simon Crosby

Venture Partner, Technology

Simon Crosby is a Venture Partner in the Technology Group at RIDGE-LANE LP.

Mr. Crosby is the CTO of Swim.ai, a company focused on deep learning on streamed real-time data, as well as the co-founder of Bromium, Inc., which pioneered enterprise virtualization security for cloud and desktop by protecting end users against advanced malware, financed by top-tier investors Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Intel Capital, Meritech Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Mr. Crosby co-founded CPlane, serving as the Chairman, CEO and Chief Strategy Officer.  He was the co-founder and CTO of XenSource, which was acquired by Citrix Systems, where he then served as the Chief Technology Officer of the Data Center Division and Cloud Division at Citrix Systems Corporation.

Prior to, he served as a Principal Engineer of Intel, where he led strategic research in distributed computing, platform security, and network-optimization software, as well as a Faculty Member of Cambridge University, where he led research on network performance and control, and multimedia operating systems.

Mr. Crosby is the author of 50 peer-reviewed articles and patents on datacenter and networking topics including security, network and server virtualization, resource optimization and performance.  He serves as a Board Member of Apprenda Inc., Vyatta, Inc., Bromium, Inc., AppZero Software, Inc., Intellisist Inc., CPlane, Inc.  Mr. Crosby holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from Cambridge University.