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University of Alberta, BA 1988
Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business, MBA 1981

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Tom Peterson

Tom Peterson is the CEO and General Partner of the Social Leverage Group of Companies, including Social Leverage, LLC, and Social Leverage Group, LLC, both operating and acceleration entities that invest in early stage web-enabled businesses.

He is also Co-Founder of StationCreator Inc., a recently funded start-up with patent pending technology allowing anyone to run an online TV station through a rich interface for scheduling videos from multiple sources around the web.

As an Angel Investor the past ten years and a long-term investor and advisor to Lindzon’s hedge fund, Lindzon Capital Partners, Peterson’s combined portfolios have included companies such as: GolfNow, Lifelock, TubeMogul, Buddy Media, Tweetdeck, Assistly, Betaworks, GoInstant and more.

Peterson manages the day-to-day activities of Social Leverage and assists portfolio companies in need with operational and business development expertise. He has a strong fiduciary presence with experience as President & COO of NASDAQ (NTRL) prior to leading the privatization of the company.

With a high level of connectivity and passion for technology Peterson enjoys early stage investing and entrepreneurs open to value-add investors.

He holds a B.A. from the University of Alberta and a MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
OnTheGo Platforms 1/2014Seed$713k15
NewHive 1/2013Seed11
MobileDevHQ 12/2012Seed$650k5
Retrofit 3/2012Venture Round$2.7M22



  1. OnTheGo Raises $700k Seed Round From Foundry Group’s AngelList Syndicate And Others To Improve Smart Glasses ( [edit]
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  3. App Store Optimization Startup MobileDevHQ Raises $650,000 To Help App Marketers Get More Downloads ( [edit]
  4. Fitness startup Retrofit raises $2.7M from Chicago investors ( [edit]
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