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Judson B. Traphagen

Judson Traphagen runs Plough Penny Partners, his family’s private investment firm in New York City.

Plough Penny Partners holds interests in numerous publicly traded and privately held companies, in addition to various real estate holdings and partnership interests. Jud serves on the board of Active Response Group and KoolConnect Technologies. Previously, Jud worked at Japonica Partners, an investment firm run by Paul Kazarian, from 1989 until 1998. He received a B.A. in History from Denison University in 1989 and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 1994. Currently, Jud serves on the Board of Trustees of Eaglebrook School, the Chairman’s Council of Conservation International, and the Advisory Board of Earthwatch.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Zeel 1/2012Angel$1.5M11



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