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Connecticut College, BA 1993
Harvard University 1998
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Luke Beatty

Luke is the Managing Director of TechStars’ Boulder program. Prior to this, Luke served as Vice President and General Manager at Yahoo!, where he oversaw Local, Flickr, Groups, Answers and the Yahoo Contributor Network- an evolution of Associated Content which Luke founded in 2005. Associated Content was acquired by Yahoo! in 2010 and is known as the web’s first crowdsourced publishing platform. Before founding Associated Content, Luke was the VP of Business Development at WAND, a leading developer of search taxonomy technologies. Luke is recognized for his knowledge around entrepreneurship, digital media, crowd crowdsourcing strategies and venture capital. He is an advisor to numerous startups, including BrightNest, SmartShoot and his son’s preschool! Luke was selected as one of the Business Journal’s “40 under 40.” He is an avid fly fisherman and lacrosse player. Luke, a native Coloradoan, holds a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College and a master’s degree from Harvard University.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
Skift 5/2013Seed$1.1M13



  1. PaidContent Founder Rafat Ali Raises Another $1.1M For Skift, His Site For Travel News And Data ( [edit]
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