Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Bazaarvoice's Brett Hurt Joins Austin Ventures
Bazaarvoice's loss is Austin Ventures gain, as Austin Ventures said that Brett Hurt has joined the company as a Venture Partner. Hurt, who recently shifted from CEO to Vice Chairman at Bazaarvoice, will focus on early stage investing for Austin Ventures. Hurt said the "explosion of the tech scene" in Austin has inspired and energized a "new generation" of entrepreneurs, and that he is looking forward to finding and coaching entrepreneurs looking to build the next great company here. Hurt led Bazaarvoice through the company's successful IPO, and also founded Coremetrics, which he sold to IBM.