Louis J. Volpe

Managing Partner at Kodiak Venture Partners

Louis J. Volpe

Louis J. Volpe

Managing Partner at Kodiak Venture Partners

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Prime Computer, Inc.
ArrowPoint Communications, Inc.
Kodiak Venture Partners

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Founder at Kodiak Venture Partners

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Chief Executive Officer at HighRoads, Inc.

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General Partner at Commonwealth Capital Ventures

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at GTESS Corp.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Egenera, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at MEDecision, Inc.

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Partner at Tenaya Capital Inc

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Founder at GTESS Corp.

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Former Managing Director & Global Head of Deutsche Bank Venture Partners at Deutsche Bank AG

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Co-Founder at GrandBanks Capital, Inc.

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Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
March 12, 2018
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May 14, 2017
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Louis J. Volpe
Managing Partner at Kodiak Venture Partners
BA in Economics

Tufts University is a private research university located in Medford/Somerville, near Boston, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The university is organized into ten schools, including two undergraduate programs and eight graduate divisions, on four campuses in Massachusetts and the French Alps. The university emphasizes active citizenship and public service in all of its disciplines and is known for its internationalism and study abroad programs.


The Boston University School of Management (SMG) is the business school at Boston University in Boston. Founded in 1913 as the College of Business Administration, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs. The BU School of Management offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree (full- and part-time programs), a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematical Finance, a Master of Science in Investment Management, executive education programs, two Ph.D. programs. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs offer dual degree options with other schools and colleges at Boston University.

Career History
Managing Partner
2000 - Current

Kodiak Venture Partners focuses on seed and early-stage investments in emerging communications/wireless, semiconductor/equipment, software/services, Internet/new media and life technology companies. They look for companies that are exploiting fundamental shifts in very large markets or are bringing disruptive products, technologies or services to fast-growing, emerging markets. Kodiak focuses on building companies in Eastern North America, primarily in Boston, Ottawa, New York and Eastern Canada. Initial investments typically range from $100,000 to $3 million.

Managing General Partner

Kodiak Networks, Inc. provides mobile enterprise productivity applications. Its InstaPoC platform is purpose-built for Push-to-Talk and other advanced mobile solutions that focus on enabling instant and group-based communications. The firm serves the hospitality, manufacturing, construction, transportation, utilities and energy industries. The company was founded by F. Craig Farrill, Krishnakant Patel and Bruce Lawler in 2001 and is headquartered in Plano, TX.

Managing Member
2000 - Prior
Boards & Committees
2002 - 2006

IMlogic, Inc. used to provide real-time solutions for archiving, querying and reporting on instant messaging. It used to deliver enterprise-class infrastructure software that helps companies control and leverage the use of Instant Messaging (IM). Its strategic vision used to provide organizations a comprehensive approach for incorporating IM capabilities in business-critical communications and applications. It was founded in 2001 and was headquartered in Waltham, MA

President, Chief Operating Officer & Director

ArrowPoint Communications, Inc. provides web switches to optimize e-commerce transactions and delivery of web content. The company designs products such as CS-100 & CS-800 to enhance the performance, scalability, reliability and security of customer's websites and to route requests for web content to the network server. The company's major customers are EMC, Exodus Communications, Global Crossing, NaviSite and Road Runner.


Azimuth Systems Inc. provides wireless broadband test equipment and channel emulators. The firm’s products include spider, environment and channel emulators, director II test executive, and test enablers. Its solutions include LTE unlicensed drone testing, and field to lab. The company was founded by David Lucia, Fanny Mlinarsky, John Griesing, and Charles Wright in 2002 and is headquartered in Acton, MA.

Member, Entrepreneurial Leadership Advisory Board
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Former Executive Chairman at Virtual Iron Software, Inc.

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The Century Private Equity Group, Directpath LLC purchase Highroads, Inc. /Employer Tech Division from Massachusetts Capital Resource Co., HighRoads, Inc., Egan-Managed Capital, Kodiak Venture Partners, Adams Harkness & Hill Technology Ventures

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ANSYS, Inc. purchases SpaceClaim Corp. from Kodiak Venture Partners, Needham Capital Partners, Borealis Ventures, North Bridge Venture Partners

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ChannelAdvisor Corp. issued USD Common Stock

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