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Cindy Padnos

Founder and Managing Partner, Illuminate Ventures
Leveraging 25 years of high tech industry experience, Cindy Padnos is the founder and Managing Partner of Illuminate Ventures. She focuses primarily in the Enterprise/B2B cloud and mobile computing sectors, with a particular emphasis on SaaS applications and platforms, solutions  leveraging big data for business impact and new business models that accelerate customer acquisition. Cindy serves as a board director or observer for Allocadia, Bedrock Analytics, BrightEdge, ChannelEyes, Hoopla Software, Peerlyst, Xactly and Yozio. Cindy has been an active member of the venture capital community for more than 10 years and has helped raise and deploy $100's of millions in venture financing for early stage tech companies. Prior to founding Illuminate in 2009, she was one of three investment professionals at Outlook Ventures responsible for committing the firm’s $140 million fund. Cindy sourced and led investments in companies in the IT infrastructure, enterprise software/SaaS and mobile application spaces.