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David Baum

David Baum is an experienced general partner with 31 years in the information technology industry, including twenty one years in technology finance and ten years in entrepreneurial operating management roles.

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As an entrepreneur, David founded two companies including Pensoft Corporation, a venture-backed (Mohr Davidow, IVP, and Bay Partners) mobile communications company that was sold to AT&T in 1994.

David was a key principal that raised, launched, staffed, and managed Prism Ventures. During his tenure at Prism, the firm grew from zero to over $1.25B under management. Investments include Softricity (Microsoft), Network24 Communications (Akamai), DotBank (Yahoo), Altaworks (Opnet), Integral Access (Telco Systems), Syncra Systems (Retek), Salesnet (RightNow) and Bitfone (HP).

In January of 2006, David launched Stage 1 Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm. Investments include Carbonite (IPO), Paydiant (PayPal), PureCars (Raycom Media), e-Centives (Catalina), Skyhook Wireless (TruePosition) , Splunk (IPO), WiTricity, ViralGains, Mobee, Instream, Banshee Wines, Newburyport Brewing, OpenBay, deepDB, Marxent Labs, Autonet Mobile, Carvoyant, Tesora, Dashbell, Vivox, Promoboxx, Ditto, Sitewit, Coherent Path, Glanola, Narvii, Nexercise, Donde Esta, Scratch Wireless, Nexercise, Origin Wireless, Speedy Packets, Lumen Aero, ,TriLumina, Vivoom, Reticare, Talla, Smartvid.io, Art Lifting, Referral Mob, Tesora, Coherent Path, and BitPlay.

In June of 2010, David launched Stage 1 Growth Fund, LLC, a later stage secondary/growth equity investment vehicle. S1GF made its first investment into YMAX, Corp, a leading CLEC/VOIP provider in North America and creators of the MagicJack-branded consumer service offering. YMAX went public later in 2010 by purchasing VocalTec, a leading softswitch provider.

David holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School with second year honors and BS in Computer Science from Drexel University where he graduated first in his science class.

Todd Morris

The former global president of Catalina Marketing Corporation, Todd Morris has been a leader in applying purchase data to transform marketing for 25 years.

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Todd began his marketing career at Procter & Gamble before launching an e-health startup, RealMed, from angel funding to a $300 million valuation. At Catalina, the global leader in purchase-driven marketing and analytics for CPG retailers and manufacturers, Todd transformed the business, tripled digital revenues, and ultimately sold the business to a new private equity sponsor. Todd was also a founding board member of Nielsen Catalina Solutions.

Tim Suther

Tim Suther has over 30 years experience creating economic & societal value through information & insights.

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He is the founder of Suther Strategic, LLC, and was previously Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer for Acxiom, Senior Vice President at Metavante, and president of Protagona Worldwide. Across these roles, Tim has significant experience using technology and analytics to transform the business operating system of growth, with strong skills in go to market, customer experience, product innovation and data commercialization. Tim has been named a ExecRank Top CMO, CMO Club President’s Circle Award winner, and one of the Nifty 50 in Technology. He serves on the Loras College Board of Regents, where he is forging the intersection of analytics and the humanities for the leaders of tomorrow.