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Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1987

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Charles River Ventures

George Zachary

George led Charles River’s early stage investments in Twitter, Yammer (enterprise social networking)(acquired by MSFT 6/2012 for $1.2B), Millennial Media (mobile advertising)(IPO March 2012; NYSE MM), Geni (social networking based on genealogy)(acquired by MyHeritage Ltd.), Udacity, Pebble, Cotap, Crushpath, and CloudShare. In addition, he led CRV’s investment in Metaplace (acquired by Disney/ Playdom) and in Jambool (acquired by Google) and has sponsored many seed investments through the CRV’s industry leading seed program.

George joined Charles River in 2004, bringing more than 20 years of operating and investing experience in computing and consumer technology. George’s focus is on building consumer internet and infrastructure companies. Previously, he was a general partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV), and was on the boards of directors of the following companies: Accrue Software (IPO in 1999), Andale (acquired by Vendio), Critical Path (IPO in 1999), Ovation Entertainment, Sandcastle (acquired by Adobe), Securify (acquired by Kroll-O’Gara), Shutterfly (IPO in 2006), Supertracks (acquired by Centerspan) and Telebot (acquired by Z-Tel).

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Company Date Round Size Participants
Nuzzel 11/2012Venture Round$1.7M9
Freshplum 6/2012Seed$1.4M11
Mashape 8/2011Seed$1.5M13

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  1. Nuzzel Raises $1.7M in Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  2. TNW: Freshplum scores $1.4M in seed funding for its data-science driven analytics solution (thenextweb.com) [edit]
  3. API market Mashape raises $1.5M seed from mega investors (gigaom.com) [edit]
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