Mr. Tony Trousset serves as Founding Partner of Atlas Technology Group, LLC. He founded Atlas Technology in November 2009. Mr. Trousset has worked in the technology industry for 18 years as an investment banker, venture capitalist, and corporate executive. He was Head of Software Industry Investment Banking for Technology Group at Lehman Brothers Inc. since July 2005. He was Global Head of Software Investment Banking at UBS AG from 2001 to 2005.
He has significant experience with mergers and acquisitions in the technology sector. His previous experience includes the following: Global Head of Software Investment Banking and Co-Head of the West Coast Technology Investment Banking Group at Lehman Brothers; Vice President and Head of Corporate Development at SAS Institute, Inc; and Co-Founder of venture capital firm Bluevector.
He had the pleasure of working on the IPOs of Google, Salesforce.com, and Netscreen. In addition, he has conducted M&A work for companies including Cadence Design, High Level Design, Redhat, Merant, VLSI/Compass Design, Synopsys/Viewlogic, Arcsys/Avanti/ISS, SAS Institute, Razorfish/Icube, IBM/ISS, BEA Systems, Sonicwall, Quest Software, SAP, Salesforce.com, Skillsoft, and Epiphany. He has worked on financing transactions for companies including Redhat, Documentum, Serena, Mercury
Interactive, Wind River, Seebeyond, Altiris, Magma Design Automation, Epic Design, Nassda, Artisan Components, Appnet, Aris, Lante, Puma Technology, Tanning Technology, Razorfish, Singulus, Samsung, Sapient, Viant, Diamond Multimedia, CBT Systems/Smartforce, Maxis, TPG, Blackstone, Silverlake, Solarwinds (pending), and Varolii (pending).
He has also worked with many companies as a venture capitalist: Top Tier (sold to SAP for $400 mil), Mimecom/Totality (sold to MCI), Lassologic (sold to Sonicwall), Packettrap, Vizible, Gauda and Virtual Software. He has significant relationships with many of the top buyers of technology companies and the leading venture capital and private equity firms. He has been Director of ID Systems Inc. since June 20, 2014. He has been board member of the San Francisco Symphony since 2008. Mr. Trousset received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University in Political Science and Master of Arts degree from Stanford University in Education.