About me

T.A. McCannHey, I’m T.A. McCann, an entrepreneur living and working in Seattle, WA.

I am currently a managing director at Pioneer Square Labs (@psl), a startup studio and venture capital firm.  We partner with entrepreneurs to turn ideas into venture-scale companies.

Preiously, I was a founder and CEO of Senosis (acquired by Google), using the sensors on the phone to deliver medical diagnostics.

I was a founder of Rival IQ, focused on active online marketers who want to get ahead, Rival IQ saves you time and delivers key insights about your competitors marketing activity/success (web, search, social…).

I was also VP of Product Strategy at Blackberry, focused on BBM (Blackberry Messenger), social applications (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Foursquare…) as well as the native Contacts apps after Blackberry bought my last company, Gist.

I was the founder and CEO of Gist.com, a social address book (acqured by Blackberry in February 2011), as well as Jump2Go and 3 other web-based companies.  I’m on the board of Remarkably (PSL company), Sentinel Healthcare (PSL company),  Guidant Financial,  Volt Athletics and an active advisor to startup companies including Creative LiveThe ZeroCard and Inkwell Media.  I also spent 4 years at Microsoft in various roles on Exchange and Mobile Service Delivery Platforms.  I like B2B and mobile stuff!

I’m a new, but active angel investor and have made investments in Creative Live,  SkillJar, Innervate as well as Founders Co-op, FG Angels, and SKV.  I plan to do more angel investments in marketing tools, education and “quantified health” (bringing data to bear to improve healthcare), so connect with me here.

I like sharing my experience and ideas, so I spend lots of time at  Techstars (active mentor), Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Washington (on the board) and was previously on the board of  Lake Washington Girls Middle School.  I learn by mentoring, coaching and teaching.

Prior to my startup activity, I was a professional sailor and competed in 2 America’s Cups (won one, lost one) and the Whitbread Round the World race (now called the Volvo Ocean Race).  I am married to Teresa, a wonderful and creative woman, and father of Ray, a smart, caring and active daughter!  When I am not working, I like to run and bike long distances and swim at 1/2 the pace I did in college.

Feel free to connect with me in any of the follow ways:

Twitter – @tamccann

LinkedIn – /tamccann

Facebook – /tamccann

Skype – /tamccann

Angel List – /tamccann

Email – tam@helpshare.com

Presentations and slide decks – http://www.slideshare.net/tamccann

More headshots – tamccann.com/headshots

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