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Larry Augustin

Nominated for the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards in:

Larry Augustin is an angel investor and advisor to early stage technology companies. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Appcelerator, Compiere, DeviceVM, DotNetNuke, Fonality, Hyperic, Medsphere, Pentaho and SugarCRM.

One of the group who coined the term "Open Source", he has written and spoken extensively on Open Source worldwide. Worth Magazine named him to their list of the Top 50 CEOs in 2000. From 2002 to 2004 he was a Venture Partner at Azure Capital Partners.

In 1993 he founded VA Linux (now SourceForge, NASDAQ:LNUX) serving as CEO until August 2002. While CEO he launched and led the company through an IPO in December 1999.


As the CEO of SugarCRM, Larry's mission was to introduce the customer relationship management (CRM) software to small businesses. As an angel investor, Larry provides capital for a business startup and helps entrepreneurs achieve their dream of owning a successful, growing business.


Website @lmaugustin


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