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Mr. John F. Burton

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Co-founder and Managing General P...

Updata Partners
11955 Freedom Drive Suite 7000
Reston, Virginia 20190
United States

Company Description: Updata Venture Partners is the venture capital and private equity affiliate of Updata Capital, Inc., a leading investment bank specializing in mergers and...   more
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Education

  • Boston College
  • Boston College.
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Board Of Directors | Northern Virginia Technology Council
www.nvtc.org, 10 April 2014 [cached]
John F. Burton, Updata Partners
Events | Northern Virginia Technology Council
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John F. Burton Co-Founder and Managing General Partner Updata Partners
John Burton is co-founder and managing general partner of Updata Partners, a technology venture firm managing $450 million. He was also an advisory partner and co-founder of Updata Advisors, a leading IT mergers-and-acquisitions advisory firm that merged with Signal Hill in 2010. Prior to Updata, from 1989-1995, Burton was with Legent Corporation, an international public enterprise software firm, as president, chief operating officer and chief executive officer. During his tenure, Legent grew from $126 million to more than $500 million in revenue. Prior to Legent, Burton co-founded Business Software Technology Inc. (BST) and served as chief operating officer and director. Profitable from inception, BST became the leader in software configuration management and grew at a compound growth rate of more than 50 percent until its sale to Legent Corporation in 1989.
Burton has served on the boards of several publicly held companies, including Axent, Banyan Worldwide (BNYN), ePresence (EPRE), MapInfo (MAPS), OTG Software (OTGS) and SAGA Software (SAGA). He has been recognized by the technology community in the Mid-Atlantic with the 2001 Financier of the Year Award and the 2002 Earle C. Williams Award for significant contributions to the Northern Virginia technology community. Burton was a founding member of NVTC, and he is currently president and a director of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA). He graduated with honors from Boston College.
John Burton | Lee Technologies
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John F. Burton
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John F. Burton Updata
John Burton is Managing General Partner of Updata Partners (UP) and Managing Director of Updata Capital, Inc (UCI). UP is a leading growth stage technology venture firm managing over $400 million in funds. UCI is a leading national IT merger and acquisition advisory firm, which has executed over 400 transactions worldwide.
In investing roles, Mr. Burton has been involved with notable portfolio companies of UP including OTG Software (OTGS), CareerBuilder (CBDR), ObjectVideo, The Kernel Group, Changepoint and many others. In advisory roles, Mr. Burton has represented over forty public and private technology firms in their M&A activities aggregating to over $3 billion in value.
Prior to Updata, Mr. Burton held executive roles in the technology industry. From 1989-1995 with Legent Corporation, one of the ten largest software firms in the world as President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. During his tenure, Legent grew from $126 million to over $500 million in revenue until its sale to Computer Associates for $2 billion. Prior to Legent, Mr. Burton co-founded Business Software Technology, Inc. (BST) in 1984 and served as Chief Operating Officer and Director. Profitable from inception, BST became the leader in software configuration management and grew at a compound growth rate of greater than 50% until its sale to Legent Corporation in 1989.
Mr. Burton has served as Chairman of Banyan Systems, Inc. and sits on the boards of several public and private technology firms as well as the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, the Wolf Trap Foundation and the Northern Virginia Technology Council of which he was a founding Board member. Mr. Burton has been involved in the technology industry since 1972 and is recognized as one of the regions' top 10 venture capitalists. He was awarded the 2001 Financier of the Year Award from The Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC Technology Councils and was the 2002 Earle C. Williams award recipient for significant contributions to the growth of the Northern Virginia technology community. He graduated with honors from Boston College. Among other activities, he is a 3000 hour commercial-rated pilot.
Board of Directors | Northern Virginia Technology Council
www.nvtc.org, 15 Sept 2011 [cached]
John F. Burton, Updata Partners Board of Directors | Northern Virginia Technology Council
NVTC
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John F. Burton Co-Founder and Managing General Partner Updata Partners
John Burton is co-founder and managing general partner of Updata Partners, a technology venture firm managing $450 million. He was also an advisory partner and co-founder of Updata Advisors, a leading IT mergers-and-acquisitions advisory firm that merged with Signal Hill in 2010. Prior to Updata, from 1989-1995, Burton was with Legent Corporation, an international public enterprise software firm, as president, chief operating officer and chief executive officer. During his tenure, Legent grew from $126 million to more than $500 million in revenue. Prior to Legent, Burton co-founded Business Software Technology Inc. (BST) and served as chief operating officer and director. Profitable from inception, BST became the leader in software configuration management and grew at a compound growth rate of more than 50 percent until its sale to Legent Corporation in 1989.
Burton has served on the boards of several publicly held companies, including Axent, Banyan Worldwide (BNYN), ePresence (EPRE), MapInfo (MAPS), OTG Software (OTGS) and SAGA Software (SAGA). He has been recognized by the technology community in the Mid-Atlantic with the 2001 Financier of the Year Award and the 2002 Earle C. Williams Award for significant contributions to the Northern Virginia technology community. Burton was a founding member of NVTC, and he is currently president and a director of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA). He graduated with honors from Boston College.
John Burton Director, ...
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John Burton Director, Nintex
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John Burton Director, Nintex
John joined Nintex as CEO after working closely with the company during its expansion planning and significant financing event with TA Associates and Updata Partners in 2013. In a technology career that extends over three decades, John has founded and built high-growth private and public software companies, co-founded both a highly successful growth equity fund and a leading M&A advisory firm and served on several public and private boards of directors.
Immediately prior to Nintex, John was a general partner and co-founder of Updata Partners (updata.com), a $500 million technology growth equity fund. He led highly successful investments in firms in several software and digital sectors and worked closely with the management teams in building sustaining market leaders. In prior operating roles, he served as CEO of LEGENT Corporation, a market leading public firm that grew from $100 million to more than $500 million during his five-year tenure exiting in a cash transaction nearing $2 billion. Prior, he had co-founded BST, Inc. and led the company to 50 percent CAGR from its bootstrapped origins to the sector leader working with many industry-leading partners culminating in a highly successful combination with LEGENT Corporation, where he became the CEO.
As an expert in leveraging strong organic growth with acquisitions for strategic market expansion, John has been involved with more than 30 M&A events and IPOs. He has served on many public and private boards of directors including Nintex, Coaxis, Interactions, Numara, OTG Software, MapInfo, and Banyan Systems among others.
Active in the technology community overall, John is the Chairman of the MidAtlantic Venture Association (MAVA), and a cofounder of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) which in 2013 presented him with its Hall of Fame Award for his contributions to the Capitol region throughout his career. He is a graduate of Boston College.
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