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Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management, MS 1986
Boston University, BS 1977

Current Companies

Former Companies

CEO (acting)
CEO and founder
Director Strategy WAN_Ops
VP Marketing, Founder

Financial Organizations

Member of Boston Forum
Board of Directors

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Jean Hammond

Jean Hammond is an angel investor and the founder of LearnLaunch.

Jean Hammond is an active angel investor usually focusing on early stage high tech start-ups.

She was a founder of the Boston branch of Golden Seeds (focused on investing in women-managed businesses) and a member of Launchpad and Hub Angels.

In addition to TenMarks, Jean serves on the boards of The Technology Capital Network, Thompson Island Outward Bound and of Boston Rising.

She plays or played an active board level role with a number of her Boston area investments including: Crimson Hexagon, Hire Reach, Home Portfolio, iTeam, and ZipCar.

Jean is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in the high-tech industry.

Her entrepreneurial activities include co-founding and managing Quarry Technologies and AXON Networks and following 3Com’s acquisition of AXON, focusing 3Com’s WAN strategy.

She earned a B.S. from Boston University and an M.S. from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she is currently a part time Entrepreneur in Residence.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Rifiniti 3/2014Series A$2.27M4
Socrative 8/2013Seed$750k5
Testive 12/2012Seed$500k5
Promoboxx 12/2012Seed$1.38M13
Zagster 10/2012Venture Round$1M9
ThriveHive 7/2012Seed$1.5M4
Promoboxx 12/2011Seed$565k7
Locu 9/2011Seed$600k10
Marginize 8/2010Seed$650k11



  1. Rifiniti gets $1.9 million to end wasted office space for big biz ( [edit]
  2. Socrative Gets $750K From True Ventures, NewSchools To Bring Realtime Student Response System To K-12 Education ( [edit]
  4. Promoboxxers Raises $1.375M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  5. Zagster raises $1M to take bike-sharing service nationwide ( [edit]
  6. ThriveHive Raises $1.5 Million For Small Biz Marketing Subscription Service ( [edit]
  7. TechStars 2011 Grad Promoboxx Raises $565K For Brand-To-Retailer Marketing Platform ( [edit]
  8. Local Business Data Provider Locu Raises Seed Round ( [edit]
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