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Larry Augustin

Larry Augustin is a VP at Amazon Web Services (AWS). He has been a CEO, board member, entrepreneur, angel investor and adviser to technology companies.

Prior to AWS, Larry was CEO of SugarCRM. Under his leadership, SugarCRM grew from $10M in annual revenue and a $15M loss to $100M in revenue and $7.5M in EBITDA. SugarCRM was acquired by Accel-KKR in August 2018 and Larry is currently Chairman of the Board.

He also currently serves on the Boards of Directors of GitLab and MindTouch. Previously he served on numerous boards including Pentaho (acquired by Hitachi Data Systems), Hyperic (acquired by VMWare), JBoss (acquired by Red Hat Software), XenSource (acquired by Citrix), SourceForge (NASDAQ: LNUX, previously VA Linux) and the nonprofit industry consortium The Linux Foundation.

One of the group who coined the term “Open Source”, he has written and spoken extensively on Open Source worldwide. Worth Magazine named him to their list of the Top 50 CEOs in 2000. Previously he served as interim CEO of Medsphere. From September 2002 to December 2004 he was a Venture Partner at Azure Capital Partners where he helped lead Azure’s investments in Zend and Medsphere. In 1993 he founded VA Linux (now SourceForge, NASDAQ:LNUX), where he served as CEO until August 2002 and led the company through an IPO in December 1999. The VA Linux IPO still holds the record for largest first day gain ever in an IPO of almost 900%. In November 1999 he launched SourceForge.net, the world’s largest Open Source software development community. Also at VA Linux, he acquired Andover.net, merging SourceForge.net, Linux.com, Slashdot, and other well-known Open Source Internet sites to form the Open Source Development Network (OSDN).

Larry holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame. 

Larry holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.