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Stanford University, BA 1981
Stanford University, MBA 1984

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John Backus

Based in the national capital region, John Backus is a founder and managing partner at New Atlantic Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm investing nationally in cybersecurity, education, mobile, ecommerce, adtech and the business of healthcare. Before he became a venture capitalist, he co-founded US Order, which revolutionized online banking, went public in 1995 and was sold to Visa. John began his career at Bain & Co. and Bain Capital and received his BA and MBA from Stanford University. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the founding Chairman of the NVTC TechPAC, and Chairman Emeritus of the Wolf Trap Foundation Board of Directors. He has served as a technology policy adviser to Virginia governors Gilmore, Warner and McDonnell.

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Company Date Round Size Participants 8/2011Venture Round$1.5M2



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