Join us for the next Startup Social of the spring semester on Friday, February 25 at 3 p.m. in the LaunchPad with a multitalented entrepreneur and business leader, Brandon Card. The informal gathering over pizza will be a chance to learn from an industry leader with years of experience in SaaS, enterprise software, business innovation, and angel investing.
Card spent his early career at Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft, managing enterprise portfolios and accounts across the United States. Card then founded Terzo in early 2021, the only Vendor Management Platform designed for the enterprise buyer. The company recently raised a $3.2 million dollar seed round, led by Great Oaks Venture Capital, NJF Capital Ventures, Innovation Global Capital, and Abnormal Security Ventures.
Originally from Central New York, Card graduated from Syracuse University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance. As a linebacker at Syracuse, he played on the football team from 2006 to 2010, where he was coached by Doug Marrone and Greg Robinson.
It was at Syracuse where he met his co-founder, Al Giocondi, a midﬁelder on the Syracuse lacrosse team from 2008 to 2011. After graduation, the two worked at top enterprise software companies (Microsoft and IBM, respectively). After constantly receiving complaints from their customers about Vendor Relationship Management, Card and Giocondi formulated a solution through their new venture, Terzo.
Terzo is an enterprise Software-as-a-Service for Vendor Relationship Management (VRM) that enables organizations to take control of their vendor relationships and optimize them for the long and short term. The service is tailored to the buyer, enabling a new level of collaboration and accountability which dramatically improves speed-to-value and innovation at large enterprises. By understanding spend and utilization data, users of the platform can drive cost-saving and enhanced performance by optimizing operational activities.
The company targets large enterprises (Fortune 1000), best-of-breed startups, pre-IPO companies, university systems, municipalities, and large nonproﬁts. In the next six months, the company plans to have ten enterprise customers and $1M in annual recurring revenue.
The event is open to all. Card will be joining us virtually from his home base in Los Angeles. To participate by Zoom, please e-mail LaunchPad@syr.edu for the link.