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Harvard Business School, MBA 1995
Middlebury College, BA 1988

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Jed Smith

​Jed is a Partner of Catamount Ventures. He has dedicated his business career to the art of entrepreneurship and to making a difference.

Prior to launching Catamount, Jed founded (NASDAQ: DSCM) in 1997, serving on its board of directors with John Doerr, Brook Byers, Peter Neupert, Howard Schultz and Jeff Bezos.

Before that, he co-founded and spent four years at Cybersmith, a retail store chain that showcased the latest advances in information technology and multimedia software.

Jed was also Vice President of Sales at Tribe Computer Works, a networking hardware and software company that was successfully sold.

Jed began his career in technology working for Tom Siebel and, later, Marc Benioff at Oracle Corporation, ultimately serving as District Manager for the Eastern Region. Jed has no doubt that world-class mentors have been important to his career.

​Jed has advised many private companies and currently serves on the boards of Linden Lab, Numi Organic Tea, Banyan Water, Plum Organics, and Revolution Foods.

He has also served on the boards of several education and non-profit institutions, including the Board of Trustees of Middlebury College, the Monterey Institute for International Studies, Shackleton Schools and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.

Jed earned a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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