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Jeffrey Bussgang, General Partner

Investment Focus:

Consumer, Internet commerce, marketing and financial services, software, SaaS and mobile start-ups

Current Investments:

Previous Investments:

Brontes Technologies (acquired by 3M)
BzzAgent (acquired by Tesco)
ClickSquared (acquired by Zeta Interactive)
oneforty (acquired by Hubspot)
PanGo Networks (merged with InnerWireless)
Ready Financial (merged with AccountNow)
TARIS Biomedical (acquired by Allergan)
Transpera (acquired by Tremor Video)

Jeff is a former entrepreneur (Upromise, Open Market) who joined the firm in 2002 and focuses on consumer, e-commerce, education, financial, marketplace, mobile and SaaS start-ups.  On the side, he serves as a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School where he teaches a class on entrepreneurship and lean start-ups called Launching Technology Ventures and has co-authored twelve HBS cases. In 2010, he wrote and published a book, Mastering the VC Game, as a guide for understanding the venture capital. Jeff also serves as co-chairman of the board of educational non-profit, Facing History and Ourselves, co-founder and co-chair of an immigration reform non-profit the Global EIR Coalition and co-founder and vice-chair of the progressive policy organization the The Alliance for Business Leadership.

Jeff holds a BA in Computer Science from Harvard University where he graduated magna cum laude and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar and a Ford Scholar. 

Blog: Seeing Both Sides

Twitter: @bussgang

  • On Jeff's bucket list: African safari with the family
  • When Jeff was a kid, he wanted to be a shortstop for the Boston Red Sox
  • First thing Jeff reads every morning is the Wall Street Journal, Business Insider and TechCrunch
  • If Jeff weren’t a VC, he'd be a water-ski instructor

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