Black Duck offers software compliance management software and services that help companies govern how software assets are created, managed, and licensed. The company was formed in late 2002 to apply advanced technology to this challenge -- one addressed today by manual, expensive, and error-prone approaches. Black Duck is a privately held company funded by Fidelity Ventures, Flagship Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Intel Capital, Red Hat, and SAP Ventures.
Doug Levin is founder, president and CEO of Black Duck Software, in Waltham, Mass. Prior to founding Black Duck, Levin served as the CEO of MessageMachines (acquired by NMS Communications in 2002) and X-Collaboration Software Corporation (acquired by Progress Software in 2000). From 1995 to 1999, he worked as an interim executive or consultant to CMGI Direct, IBM/Lotus Development Corporation, Oracle Software Corp., Solbright Software, Mosaic Telecommunications, Bright Tiger Technologies, Best!Software and several other software companies. From 1987 to 1995, Doug held various senior management positions with Microsoft Corp., including heading up worldwide licensing for corporate purchases of non-OEM Microsoft software products.