Blake is a technology entrepreneur and investor with 20 years of experience in startup, venture backed, and publicly traded technology companies. He is the Managing Partner of Tech Square Ventures, a seed and early stage venture fund. Prior to founding Tech Square Ventures, Blake was General Manager of the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech – recently named by Forbes as one of the “Top 12 Incubators Changing the World”. Before ATDC, he served as President of Interactive Advisory Software; CEO of iKobo; and EVP of iXL where he was part of the executive team that grew the company from startup to over $300 million in annualized revenue and an IPO. Blake currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Pointivo and Cypress.io and on the Board of Directors of UserIQ, PreTel, and Venture Atlanta. Blake also serves on the Advisory Boards of ATDC, Georgia Advanced Technology Ventures (GATV), Georgia Tech’s Cowan-Turner Center for Servant Leadership and is a Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Industry Fellow. He earned a Bachelor of Industrial and Systems Engineering degree from Georgia Tech, where he was Captain of the Swim Team. He was inducted into the Georgia Tech College of Engineering’s Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni and previously served on the Georgia Tech Advisory Board.
Managing Partner at Tech Square Ventures, Chair of Working Group on IoT Startup Ecosystem, CDAIT
"It’s hard to imagine the future of the IoT, but it’s clear that it will create entirely new markets and bring massive disruption to existing markets. When the physical world and online world come together, every business becomes, to some degree, a software and data company." Source: Interview for Venture Atlanta, February 2015.