Joined: May 2012

Joe Callanan

PRINCIPAL, CYBER FUND ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Business Process Outsourcing
Finance/Payments/E-Commerce
Real Estate and Construction

Joe is a principal at Blu Venture Investors and serves on the Cyber Fund administrative committee. He is a co-owner of SSi Custom Plastics and Rowe Industries, manufacturers of thermoformed plastics and silicone insulated wire, respectively. He is a former and founding board member of Big League Advance, a fund company investing in professional athletes using advanced statistical methods. He has 25 years of experience in building real estate service businesses and real estate development, most recently as Northeast regional director, Trammell Crow Company, and chief investment officer, Realterm Global. He currently serves on the boards of 3C Logic and Social Toaster and manages the Blu affiliate program. He is an active member of YPO Gold, a global leadership community of more than 29,000 chief executives in 130 countries.

 

As an investor, Joe is interested in cyber security companies and technologies that have order of magnitude impacts on their customers. He looks for experienced teams that can adapt to the feedback from their customers and the market.

FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE

Finance
Management
Sales and Marketing

COMPANIES

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What sectors most interest you?

Cyber security companies and technologies that have order of magnitude impacts on their customers

What do you look for in a startup company?

Experienced teams that can adapt to what they hear from their customers and the market

Why do you invest in follow-on rounds?

I like to invest small amounts until I get to know a company and increase my investments in those that show promise over time.

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