|Harvard Business School, MBA|
|General Business and Entrepreneurship|
|Harvard College, BA|
|Political Science and Government|
The Co-Founder and Managing Director of Meakem Becker Venture Capital, Glen Meakem has earned a national reputation as a new economy leader and innovator. His success as a technology entrepreneur, business leader and venture capitalist, has been accompanied by a strict code of personal and professional ethics, and an ability to build strong teams of like minded individuals.
At Meakem Becker, Glen has made early stage venture investments into a number of companies, including: BeatBox Technologies (sold to Mercury Interactive), SEEC (sold to Polaris), 3Form (sold to Hunter Douglas), and College Prowler. Glen currently actively advises and sits on the boards of Hotpads, Schoology, Shipwire, and College Prowler.
Glen’s entry into the venture capital industry was preceded by a widely chronicled role as Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FreeMarkets, Inc., which was the leading provider of internet deployed software and services for automating the sourcing processes of Global 1000 companies. Glen founded the company in 1995 and he and his team took it public in late 1999 in a record setting IPO. After growing the company to over 1,000 employees and close to $200 million in revenue, Glen and his team sold FreeMarkets to Ariba, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARBA) in 2004 for approximately $500 million. He was also awarded eight U.S. patents for his pioneering work on e-commerce methods and inventions while at FreeMarkets.