OC’s Wealthiest 2023: Vinny Smith

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VINNY SMITH
FOUNDER
TOBA CAPITAL

THE MONEY: Gained about $800 million in 2012 from sale of Quest Software to Dell. Used proceeds to start Toba, OC’s largest VC with $1.4 billion of assets under management.

BIG BREAK: Joined Quest in 1995, when it had 35 employees and $9.5 million in annual sales; became CEO in 1997.

PRIOR OC INVESTMENTS: Alteryx, SecureAuth, NextVR, Synoptek

CURRENT OC INVESTMENTS: Happy Money, Tebra Technologies

PHILANTHROPY: Supports more than 100 charities, including his own Teach a Man to Fish Foundation. VC firm says it gives 50% of profits to charity.

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