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.
|Feb, 2016||Power Supply Collective, Inc.||$5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2014||nvite||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2014||Speek||$5.1M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|May, 2013||popexpert||$2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2011||Parchment||$6M / Series C||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2010||Everfi||$11M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jul 30, 2016||blog.venturepulse.org - EverFi Raises $40M Fund|
|Feb 11, 2016||PE HUB - Upfront Ventures leads $5 mln seed round for Power Supply|
|Feb 4, 2016||StrictlyVC - StrictlyVC: February 4, 2016|
|Jan 4, 2016||Boston Tech Flash - Analysts: New Blackboard CEO means no sale anytime soon|
|Dec 30, 2015||Tech Cocktail - How D.C.’s Edbacker Is Closing the Education Funding Gap|
|Dec 21, 2015||Tech Cocktail - Blackboard Continues Revitilization with New Office Space|
|Nov 2, 2015||Washington Post - Interfolio’s new CEO looks to carve out a space in higher education|
|Jul 30, 2015||Tech Cocktail - Is EdTech Giant Blackboard Up for Sale?|