Ed Messman has spent 20 years working with early stage technology companies and is currently SVP Corporate Development for SpotRight, a marketing data and analytics company based in Boulder and Little Rock. Prior to SpotRight, Ed was VP of Corporate Development and Operations at HiveLive, an award winning enterprise social software company based in Boulder. In September 2009, Ed helped orchestrate the acquisition of Hivelive by Rightnow Technologies (Nasdaq: RNOW) as part of the growing Social CRM movement.
Prior to HiveLive, Ed was Managing Director of Hercules Technology Growth Capital, a premier specialty finance company focused on providing growth capital to equity sponsored technology companies. At Hercules, Ed was an instrumental member of the firm’s investment team where he focused on both early and later stage investment opportunities. There he established and managed a portfolio of technology centric companies covering software, internet and communications.
Ed has also served as co-founder of a financial services firm focused on technology growth companies; and has built and led teams for two premier west coast financial institutions covering early stage technology companies. Ed holds a B.S. in International Finance with a Spanish minor from Grand Canyon University and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He currently advises several startup companies in Boulder Colorado and serves as a mentor to Boomtown, a Boulder based accelerator.