Michael Chasen is the cofounder of Blackboard
. Blackboard is one of the biggest enterprise and educational technology companies in the world with revenue of around $500 million and is used by over 9,300 institutions in more than 60 countries. He had helped raise $103 million in venture funding and led the company as CEO for 15 years and successfully sold it to Providence Equity Partners for $1.7 billion in 2011
. He has a new startup called SocialRadar
, a company focused on the mobile location services space and is building applications on smartphones and Google Glass that will change the way people connect. Michael is also an investor and advisor to several companies that are focused on using technology to improve education as well as several start-up ventures and mature companies across the technology spectrum. Michael received a BS degree in computer science from American University and an MBA degree from Georgetown University School of Business.