Jack Porter

Jack Porter

I am now Managing Partner of Forward Accelerator, an early stage fund and acceleration program. We invest $100K in 30 great companies a year and do follow-on $250K investments in 10 of them.

Personal blog: http://www.hightechexecblog.com
Livermore, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since November 02, 2008
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Type of investor Incubator
Typical investment size $100k - $250k
Typical investments in a year 30
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Credentials Accredited Investor, Qualified Purchaser

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I am serial entrepreneur and I have been the CEO of 8 successful software companies.  I am now the Founder and Managing Partner of Forward Accelerator, an early stage fund and acceleration program.  We invest $100K in 30 great companies a year and do follow-on $250K investments in 10 of them.

I have a strong interest in Web 2.0 technologies and have invested in several companies built on this business model.

Specialties:

My expertise includes understanding how to leverage complex mathematic models, visualizations, and analytics. I have extensive knowledge and contacts in the pharmaceutical industry and often consult with companies on how to penetrate this market.

I have published 3 books on technology innovation, often speak at conferences and trade events, and am a frequent writer for magazines such as Infoworld, CIO Magazine, and eWeek.