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Grotech Ventures Promotes Lawson DeVries To Principal

Lawson DeVries will focus on software, communications, digital media, and IT investments.

Grotech Ventures, an early investor in high-potential technology companies, promoted Lawson DeVries to principal. DeVries, who joined the firm in 2005 as an associate and was named vice president in 2008, will focus on investment opportunities in software, communications, digital media, and IT services.

DeVries has worked with a number of Grotech’s portfolio companies, including Aztek Networks, Clarabridge, Collective Intellect, First Service Networks, LogiXML, LogRhythm, Sagittarius Brands, TRAFFIQ, and Zenoss.

Prior to joining Grotech, he worked in the equity research division of Deutsche Bank, where he specialized in industrials and healthcare, and at the financial research firm Buckingham Research Group.