Board of Directors

Vijay Basani

Vijay Basani

CO-FOUNDER, PRESIDENT, AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER –

Vijay is a serial entrepreneur with a track record of building successful businesses delivering enterprise-class solutions. Before starting Cygilant, he founded AppIQ, an application storage resource management provider acquired by Hewlett Packard in October 2005, and WebManage Technologies, a policy-driven content delivery solution provider acquired by Network Appliance in August 2000.  

Vijay is the co-owner of five patents for the architecture and design of the WebManage Content Delivery system, Adaptive Policy Engine, and SLA Management. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electronics and instrumentation as well as an MBA and post-MBA degrees from Baruch College in New York. He completed Owner/President Management program at Harvard Business School and is a HBS Alumni.

Mike Tyrrell

Mike Tyrrell

PARTNER – VENROCK

Mike joined Venrock in 1999 after 16 years as an entrepreneur at venture-backed companies. He serves on the boards of AppNexus, Aria Systems, Cygilant, Numerated, and Salsify. Notable previous investments include Bizo (acquired by LinkedIn), DataPower (acquired by IBM), Endeca Technologies (acquired by Oracle), ExtendMedia (acquired by Cisco), IMlogic (acquired by Symantec), Pedestal Software (acquired by Altiris), ZoomInfo (acquired by Great Hill), and WHERE (acquired by eBay).

Matthew Safaii

Matthew Safaii

MANAGING PARTNER OF ARROWROOT CAPITAL

Matthew has worked at several private equity firms in the U.S. and Europe. He is also an entrepreneur. His deal and board experience is concentrated in growth equity investments, but also has experience in leveraged buyouts and restructuring. Before founding Arrowroot Capital, Matthew was a Managing Director and Head of the Acquisitions Team at Actua Corp. (NASDAQ: ACTA; fka ICG Group). While at Actua, Matthew was a lead or active investor and board member of several companies including MSDSonline (nka VelocityEHS), Parchment, Instamed, and InvestorForce (acquired by NYSE: MSCI). He was also an investment committee member of Rittenhouse Ventures, an early stage VC based in Philadelphia. Prior to Actua, Matthew worked in the technology group at TA Associates in the Boston and London offices. During his tenure, Matthew was an active investor, including board meeting attendance with: Creditex (acquired by IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE)), Smartstream Technologies (acquired by Dubai International Financial Centre), and OpenLink Financial (acquired by the Carlyle Group). Prior to TA Associates, Matthew worked at Platinum Equity in Los Angeles, where he was involved with Platinum’s investment in Broadspire Services (acquired by Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRD.B)). Matthew was also the co-founder of Quewey, a digital media company based in Philadelphia. Matthew received a M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Boston College.

Chuck Haling

Chuck Haling

Chuck leads all Sales, Marketing and Customer Success efforts at Arrowroot Capital, conducting operational due diligence, sitting on Boards of Directors and partnering with portfolio company leadership teams to accelerate revenue growth and drive operational excellence.

Chuck has more than 20 years of progressive business experience in B2B, B2C, start up, mid-stage and large organizations both public and private. Prior to joining Arrowroot Capital, Chuck was the Vice President of Sales at VelocityEHS, a cloud-based enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform company, which he joined in December of 2007 and subsequently led the sales function through two exits, Actua Corporation, (March 2012) and CVC Growth Capital, (December 2017). Prior to VelocityEHS, Chuck held numerous leadership roles across several functions for companies like W.W. Grainger and the Wurth Group. Chuck holds an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and a BS in Business Administration from Columbia College.