Google Ventures' Rich Miner to join California-based Crittercism's board

February 21
4:32 PM 2014

Rich Miner, a Google Ventures general partner and Android co-founder, is becoming part of Crittercism's board. He will be taking the place of Wesley Chan, a former Google Ventures partner who recently left the company to establish his own startup, according to VentureBeat.

The change in the board composition comes as the company draws closer to the 1-billion mark in the mobile devices with Crittercism's platform. A year ago, the firm had 500 million mobile devices. Crittercism's technology allows app developers to accurately monitor the performance of apps. It also allows them to determine the cause of slowdowns and crashes. Among the firm's clients are AT&T, Netflix and NPR, the report detailed.

During an interview, Miner said his entry into the Crittercism board does not come with a definite agenda. He just plans to listen and dispense needed advice to the company, the report added.

Crittercism Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Andrew Levy remarked in an interview: "We really haven't engaged much with carriers or OEMs - as we push more and more into employee facing apps, Rich's background will be especially helpful."

Since it was launched, Crittercism has maintained a tight relationship with Google Ventures, which led the startup's $12-million financing round in 2013. To date, the mobile app performance monitoring (mAPM) firm has raised a total capital of around $19 million. Crittercism currently employs over 60 workers, VentureBeat reported.

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