Who we are
Stitch evolved out of RJMetrics, a widely used business intelligence platform. Data consolidation was always central to the RJMetrics product, and the team repeatedly heard requests from customers looking for ETL as a standalone service. We listened. When RJMetrics was acquired by Magento in 2016, Stitch was launched as its own company.
Board of Directors
We've got some of the smartest entrepreneurial minds.
Jake Stein is the co-founder and CEO of Stitch. Prior to Stitch, Stein was co-founder and COO at RJMetrics, a business intelligence software company that was acquired by Magento in 2016. Before founding RJMetrics, Jake worked at Insight Venture Partners, a software-focused venture capital and private equity firm. He graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with high honors and concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship.
Jake taught the inaugural class at Drexel University's Close School of Entrenpreneurship as an adjunct professor. He is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, and he judges Penn's annual invention competition, Pennvention. Jake also created Stitch's partnership with the Philadelphia Spark Program, where he and other members of the Stitch team have mentored over a dozen inner city middle school students on technology and business. Jake was the 44th ranked table tennis player under 21 in New Jersey. He also once got a ride to lunch from Warren Buffett.
Robert J. Moore Robert J. Moore is the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Stitch. Prior to Stitch, Moore was co-founder and CEO at RJMetrics, a business intelligence software company that was acquired by Magento in 2016. Moore has also served on the Investment Team of Insight Venture Partners, a leading software-focused venture capital and private equity firm based in New York and is a graduate of Princeton University's department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering.
Moore is a vocal supporter of the Philadelphia startup scene, where he serves on the leadership team of Philly Startup Leaders. Moore is nationally known for his startup advice and data-driven research, which has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, TechCrunch, and countless other publications. Outside of the tech scene, Moore is an improv comedy performer at Philly Improv Theater, where he is a member of house team Big Baby. He is also CTO and Trustee of the Glassboro Edu cation Foundation, a nonprofit committed to supporting educational innovation in his hometown school district.
Karan Mehandru is a General Partner at Trinity Ventures. Karan joined Trinity Ventures in 2010 and brings significant technology investing and operating experience to the firm. At Trinity, he focuses on venture investments in SaaS, big data, cloud computing and mobile. Karan led Trinity's investments in Act-On Software, ScaleArc, Jama Software, RJMetrics and Hoopla and works closely with ShopIgniter and Taulia.
Prior to Trinity, Karan was at Scale Venture Partners where he was actively involved with Scale's investments in SaaS, datacenter infrastructure and enterprise software companies. Earlier in his career, Karan also worked at companies like Synopsys and PMC-Sierra for a decade, holding positions in sales, marketing and product development. Karan has a Masters in Management Science from Stanford University and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering with high distinction from Carleton University. Karan is a Charter Member of C100, through which he mentors Canadian technology entrepreneurs, and an active member of TiE Silicon Valley.
Chuck Dietrich has over a dozen years of entrepreneurial experience. Today he serves on the board of Stitch, PreAct, and BrightTalk; and is an advisor for ClearSlide and CloudWords. In addition, Chuck is in the very early stages of starting his next venture. Chuck's entrepreneurial past includes nine years at Salesforce.com. In the role of general manager and vice president, Chuck built and ran many channel and partner programs, including System Integrators, marketing partners, product partnerships, and Latin American distribution.
Chuck also spearheaded the company's mobile strategy which included strategic alliances with carriers and mobile device providers such as Apple, Motorola, RIM, and others. In 2008, he shared the stage with Steve Jobs, highlighting capabilities on the newly released iPhone. Chuck also led salesforce.com's successful acquisition of Sendia.
After Salesforce.com, Chuck built SlideRocket and led it to hyper growth. In April 2011, Dietrich facilitated the company's high-profile acquisition by VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure. At VMware Chuck led the new and fledgling end user applications, including the 400% growth of SlideRocket. In 2013 Chuck divested SlideRocket to ClearSide.
Chuck has been invited to guest lecture MBA students at Harvard, MIT and Northwestern on cloud technologies. He has presented at a number of notable events at Google, GigaOm, RIM, Apple, SXSW festival and the Entrepreneurs Foundation, the Bay Area's corporate social responsibility philanthropy.
Eric Carlborg joined August Capital in 2010 to focus on investing in later stage growth companies to provide capital for growth, acquisitions, recapitalizations and shareholder liquidity. Eric has broad investing, transaction and operating experience in private and public growth companies.
Immediately, prior to joining August Capital, Eric was a partner at Continental Investors where he invested in ecommerce and software companies; and financial technology and service companies. His transaction experience includes several years of investment banking at Merrill Lynch & Co including the position of Co-Head of Technology Investment Banking. Eric also served as an Executive in Residence at Golden Gate Capital.
Eric's operating experience includes: CFO for Einstein Noah Bagel Corporation (ENBC) during the company's initial public offering. CFO for Authorize.Net which was acquired by Go2Net (GNET). CFO of Provide Commerce (PRVD) which was acquired by Liberty Media Interactive (LINTA).
Eric received a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois and MBA from the University of Chicago.