Sagan, Paul - from United States
Country of meeting: Davos in the year 2013
Is an American businessman and managing partner at General Catalyst Partners. A three-time Emmy award winner for broadcast journalism in New York, Sagan began his career at WCBS-TV as a news writer and news director. Joining Time Warner to design and launch NY1, in 1995 he was named president and editor of new media at Time Inc. Sagan joined Akamai Technologies in 1998, becoming CEO in 2005. In 2014, he became a venture capitalist at General Catalyst Partners. He became chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in 2015.
He is a member of the board of directors of Akamai, VMware, Inc., and the not-for-profit ProPublica, of which he named chairman in December 2016. He is also a trustee of his alma mater, Northwestern University.
Previously, he was a member of the board of directors of Datto Inc., Dow Jones & Company, Digitas, EMC Corporation, L2, Inc., Maven Networks, OpenMarket, FutureTense, Inc., and VDONet Corp. before each company was sold. He also served for a period of time on the boards of Experience, Inc. iRobot Corp. and Medialink Worldwide, Inc. He resigned from the iRobot board in June 2015.
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