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Paula Long

CEO & Co-Founder, DataGravity

“A catalyst is something that enables rapid and substantial change. It’s the spark that results in a new category being created, or that catapults an existing category to significant advancement.”

“When I decided to start a new company, there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted David Orfao as a lead investor. As a businessman, entrepreneur and venture capitalist, David has been involved in companies that were transformational.”

Paula Long is the CEO and Co-Founder of DataGravity. She previously co-founded storage provider EqualLogic. Paula served as Vice President of Product Development at Heartland Robotics. Prior to Heartland, Paula was Co-Founder and EVP of Products and Strategy at EqualLogic which was acquired by Dell for $1.4 billion in 2008. Paula remained at Dell as VP of Storage, focused on the EqualLogic product line until January of 2010.
She has held numerous technical leadership positions at a variety of technology companies. Paula is on the Board of Directors for SugarSync, and an Advisory Board Member for several storage related startups.

Paula has won multiple awards for entrepreneurship, including New Hampshire High Tech Council Entrepreneur of the Year award, the Ernst & Young’s 2008 Northeast Regional “Entrepreneur of the Year” and a National Finalist for the same award. She is a graduate of Westfield State College.


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