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CloudScale Capital adds Partner

CloudScale Capital Partners has appointed industry veteran and former CTO of British Telecom (BT), Williams Communications and Huawei, Matt Bross as a Partner.

“We are excited to welcome Matt to our team,” says Stephen Diamond, managing partner of CloudScale Capital Partners. “He brings a wealth of experience working with startups, mentoring entrepreneurs, driving innovation and helping to build great tech leaders worldwide.”

Bross joins a veteran team of technology investors at CloudScale that includes Dr Hossein Eslambolshi, long-time former Global Chief Technology Officer of AT&T and Bell Labs, Michael Howard, Co-founder of Infonetics Research, Stephen Diamond, former General Partner with Sprout Group/Credit Suisse Private Equity and serial tech CEO J. Edward Snyder.

“I am excited to be working with such a world-class team at CloudScale,” dsyd Bross. “This is a great time to be investing in transformative start-ups that are driving today’s digital revolution. I look forward to helping these Companies grow into the next generation of industry leaders.”

CloudScale Capital Partners invests in early growth-stage companies in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, data analytics, blockchain, edge computing and the Internet of Things (IoT). CloudScale’s portfolio includes a number of highly disruptive start-ups including Wasabi Technologies, Callsign,, Trunomi and Edgeworx.

Bross is a well-known industry visionary and speaker. He is passionate about harnessing new technology developments and driving next-generation service innovations that transform communications. He has had a long and distinguished career in the telecommunications industry, leading technology and investment strategies globally.

Bross was the Global Chief Technology Officer of Huawei from 2009-2012, and served in the same role with BT from 2002-2009 and Williams Communications from 1997-2002. As Global CTO of BT Group and CEO of BT innovate, he was responsible for technology strategy, vision and innovation across all BT divisions. Bross was a driving force behind BT’s 21st Century Network transformation program and led a global BT technology and research organization that spanned Asia-Pacific, the US and Europe. Bross also managed the venture capital investments of Williams Communications with several notable successes including Lightera, Sonus and Sycamore Networks.

In 2007, Bross was awarded a William Pitt Fellowship by Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge. Bross currently serves as Chairman of the Global Information Infrastructure Commission and is a member of the Board of Directors for the EastWest Institute. He has also served on the boards of directors of numerous early-stage companies.


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