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Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, MBA 1995
American University, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 1994
Computer Science

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Managerial Assistant in the Criminal Justic Information Services Division

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Michael Chasen

Michael Chasen is the founder and CEO of SocialRadar, previously the co-founder and CEO of Blackboard.

Michael Chasen is an entrepreneur who is focused in the technology, education and SoLoMo (Social Local Mobile) space.

After co-founding Blackboard, Michael led the company as CEO for 15 years and successfully sold it to Providence Equity Partners for $1.7 billion in 2011. He is the current CEO and co-founder of SocialRadar, a company focused on the mobile location services space.

Michael is also an investor and advisor to several companies that are focused on using technology to improve education as well as several start-up ventures and mature companies across the technology spectrum.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Speek 3/2014Series A$5.1M11
popexpert 5/2013Seed$2M8
Parchment 12/2011Series C$6M5
Everfi 9/2010Series A$11M3



CTIA 2013 Interview about SocialRadar

Added: 6/2/13

CTIA 2013 Keynote - The Real Mobile Disruption

Added: 6/2/13

Connecting College Students Via SocialRadar App

Added: 9/20/13


  1. Speek Raises $5.1 Million Series A To Replace Outdated Conference Calling Solutions ( [edit]
  2. PopExpert Online Video Education Marketplace Raises $2M In Seed Funding From Learn Capital And Others ( [edit]
  3. Parchment Raises $6M in Series C Funding ( [edit]
  4. EverFi Raises $11 Million For Financial Literacy Education Application ( [edit]
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