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JBoss Recollections Part 4 - VC Funding

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While this may be a more interesting part than the others because it involves money and behind the scenes stuff, you still may want to take a look at Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.  As usual, these are just my recollections and others may chime in to clarify or disagree...

This section is about the decision to raise money and how the process went.  One of the interesting things is that our growth (these are booking shown on the right) was actually faster than what we pitched to the VC's in the fall of 2003.  I wonder how often that happens...

Sept, 2003 Press Tour In September, 2003 Marc and I did a Press tour.  The slides are below.  It is interesting to note how far things had come over the previous year and how JBoss had executed on a number of the topics discussed in Part 2.

During that press tour Marc and I got to spend a lot of time talking.  In addition, the press tour was going very well.  People were loving the story ("I did not start this in a garage, I started in my I…