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1 Investment in 1 Company
Gender:
Male
Location:
Boston
Website:
http://stevenberlinjohnson.com
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Steven Johnson is one of the foremost thinkers on the social significance of technological change.

He is host and co-creator of the forthcoming PBS series How We Got To Now. He is the bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From, The Seven Patterns of Innovation, The Innovator's Cookbook, which he edited, The Invention of Air, The Ghost Map, Everything Bad Is Good For You, and others.

A practitioner as well as a theoretician, he has co-created three influential sites: the pioneering online magazine FEED, the Webby Award-winning community site Plastic.com, and the hyperlocal media site Outside.in, which was acquired by AOL in 2011.

He is a contributing editor to Wired magazine and has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Nation, and many other periodicals. He's appeared on many high-profile television programs, including The Charlie Rose Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

Most recently he served as CEO of Abrena, Inc, a business development consulting firm focused on assistingEuropean and North American firms to expand in the United States.

Prior to that, he was President and CEO of Transcept Inc, a telecommunications infrastructure company.

Mr. Johnson is a member of the Board of Directors for the SIP Forum, an industry organization with members from the leading SIP technology companies.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master’s in Business Administration from Boston University.

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May, 2013undisclosed amount / Series APersonal Investment

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