John F. Burton
John F. Burton
John Burton is Managing General Partner of Updata Partners (UP) and Managing Director of Updata Capital, Inc (UCI).
is a leading growth stage technology venture firm managing over $400 million in funds.
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
, The Kernel Group
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.
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
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.
has been involved in the technology industry since 1972 and is recognized as one of the regions' top 10 venture capitalists.
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.