John Backus

Senior Advisor at Blue Heron Capital Management LLC

John Backus

John Backus

Senior Advisor at Blue Heron Capital Management LLC

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Career Highlights

Key Air Lines Inc.
Draper Atlantic
PROOF Management LLC

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1745

Number of Boards

28

Birthday

1959

Age

62

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Friend of Fitz at Fitz Gate Ventures LP

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Co-Founder & Managing Partner at NAV Management LLC

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Founder & Managing Partner at NAV Management LLC

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Chief Financial Officer at Draper Atlantic Management Co., LLC

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Director at AtHoc, Inc.

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Founder at AppTap, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at AppTap, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Brandyourself.Com, Inc.

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Managing Member at Draper Atlantic Management Co., LLC

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Co-Founder at Spotflux, Inc.

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John Backus
Senior Advisor at Blue Heron Capital Management LLC
Education
MBA
Class of 1984

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

MBA Finance
Class of 1984

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Career History
Senior Advisor & Chief Investment Officer
2017 - Current

KBW Ventures seeks investment opportunities in companies located in the US. The fund targets companies operating in the fields of food, artificial technologies, blockchain technologies and fintech. It provides financing for early stage capital requirements.

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
2016 - Current

Proof VC is a venture capital firm invests in companies located in the US & also focuses on Asia. The firm focuses on broad range of sectors. It provides financing for early stage capital requirements with an investment size ranging from $0.25 - $2 million. It also makes co-investments and participates in subsequent investment rounds.

Fund Advisor
2013 - Current

Part of OurCrowd Management Ltd., OurCrowd International GP LP is a company headquartered in Jerusalem, Israel. The firm provides investment advice.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

PokitDok, Inc. provides cloud-based services to healthcare business. It offers solutions to the clearinghouse, pharmacy API solutions, private label market place, scheduling, identity management and payment optimization. The company was founded by Lisa Maki and Ted Tanner on October 27, 2011 and is headquartered in San Mateo, CA.

Director
2005 - Prior

Luna Innovations, Inc. engages in the development and manufacture of fiber optic test and measurement, sensing and instrumentation products for the automotive, aerospace, energy and infrastructure industries. It operates through the following segments: Lightwave and Luna Labs. The Lightwave segment develops, manufactures and markets distributed fiber optic sensing products and fiber optic communications test and control products. The Luna Labs segment performs applied research principally in the areas of sensing and instrumentation, advanced materials and health science. The company was founded by Kent A. Murphy in July 1990 and is headquartered in Roanoke, VA.

Director
Prior

Workspace.com, Inc. provides online project workspace services. Its services include collaboration, reporting, dashboards, custom fields, security, user management, and search. The company was founded by Chris Childers, Greg Heard, Paul Martin, Jeff Mason, and Mark J. Wesker in 2001 and is headquartered in Owings Mills, MD.

Political Donations
$500
2013
$500
2012
$500
2011
Transactions
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NAV III Opportunity Fund LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

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NAV III Opportunity Fund LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

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Nav Atlas Obscura I LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

Investments
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AngelList Holding LLC develops a website based platform software for startup talent. It allows companies to recruit through its job portal and find an investors. The company was founded by Naval Ravikant and Babak Nivi in 2010 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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