We've been finding and working with the world's best startups and forward-thinking enterprises for 25 years.
Our founders are technology insiders with years of experience building and running DEMO and TechCrunch, and growing Business 2.0, Fortune, and Fast Company.
We have an unparalleled track record of analyzing technology trends and picking technology winners. Coupled with our deep global network of the world’s top startup founders, venture capitalists and engineers, we can bring to bear the right startups and technologies to solve our clients’ hardest problems.
Our team works closely with Fortune 500 companies to connect them with emerging technologies and industry experts to help transform their companies and fuel their growth. We develop our product roadmap alongside our enterprise customers, fine tuning our software and services to suit the specific needs of IT leaders and business development professionals charged with driving innovation across large decentralized organizations.
Erick has been discovering and working with startups his entire professional career as a founder, startup event producer, and journalist. He is the former Executive Producer of the DEMO conferences and former Editor-in-Chief of TechCrunch, where he helped conceive, lead and select startups for the Disrupt conferences, and oversaw editorial coverage. Prior to TechCrunch, Erick was Editor-at-Large for Business 2.0 magazine, and a senior technology writer at Fortune magazine.
As Senior Vice President and General Manager of DEMO–the world-renowned launching pad for emerging technology–for over 15 years, Neal oversaw the expansion of its CIO Network and portfolio of professional services. Neal has built his career at the intersection of the Fortune 500 and emerging technologies holding senior executive positions at IDG, Fast Company Magazine, US News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal, and CMGI.
CTO and Head of Product
Over the last 20 years specializing in consumer design, development, and user experience at eight technology startups – including Actifio, Cybric, CloudHealth, and Verdasys – Sean has a track record of helping startups raise over $300 million in venture funding, as well as building products who's value surpasses $5 billion.
VP, Enterprise Innovation
Brian has collaborated with CIOs and senior technology executives as an advisor, author and analyst. At Traction Technology, Brian helps these executives and their teams shape their innovation and emerging technology strategies. Previously, he was Co-Head of CIO Networks at Metis Strategy and served in various editorial leadership capacities at Ziff Davis Enterprise, most notably as Editor-in-Chief of CIO Insight. Brian co-authored Confessions of a Successful CIO: How the Best CIOs Tackle Their Toughest Business Challenges, and is currently writing a follow-up book. He also writes for CIO.com.