Nov 03 2013
- Event Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013
- Time: 6:30PM-9:00PM
- Speaker: Ted Ho, Managing Partner/Co-founder, Gigamon Systems
- Location: ITRI International, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite 140, San Jose, CA95134
- Contact Info: email@example.com
- Register: Link to Registration Page
- Please register in advance and pay on site
- Member & Student $10, Non-Member$20, extra $5 for site registration
- Light dinner, soft drink and water provided
What and how much you can learn in 9 years? - a lot, especially when you started building a startup from ground-up in a brand new market and transformed it into a billion dollars public company and a leader in the defined market.
Ted Ho is the CEO of Gigamon Systems for six years (2007 –2012). In 2004, he and his partners, Patrick Leong, King Won and Thomas Cheung, co-found Gigamon Systems based in Milpitas, CA. In June 2013, Gigamon went public. Currently, Ted Ho serves as Advisor at the company.
During Giagmon’s first two years of bootstrapping, the company relies on founders’ funding to develop data monitoring device for high-speed corporate data network. Self-funding forced them to focus on technology to build a more price competitive and flexible product, which laid a foundation for the company to grow 60% each year in five years. After their product gained the proof of market, they started to accept VC’s funding for faster expansion. In February 2010, Gigamon accepted a 22.8 million investment from Highland Capital Partners of Lexington, MA. With this funding, Gigaman tripled its staff to nearly 100 people and hired more people in sales and business development. So far, Gigaman is the market leader in network access switch market without direct competitors. Indirect competitors, such as Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks still compete each other with speed performance; however, Gigamon’s intelligent switches can be plugged in current corporate high-speed network monitoring data without slowing down the speed and allow administrators to select which kind of data they need, such as audio only, or html only, etc.