Jeff Fagnan is a partner in the technology group and focuses on emerging companies in enterprise and Internet infrastructure.
Jeff is well known as a founding investor and has worked with many companies since inception. Jeff incubated Bit9, angel funded and seeded AngelList, and co-founded Abine and Veracode. Jeff led Atlas’ investment in Wanelo and sits on the board of DataXu, Gizmox, Hopper, Learnist, Skillz, and Whoop and has been instrumental in developing many portfolio companies’ initial business plans and go-to-market strategies. He is responsible for leading the initial seed rounds in InsightSquared, LuckyLabs, Objective Logistics, Snapguide, and Keas. Jeff was also a seed investor in Learnboost (acquired by Automatic), MileWise (acquired by Yahoo), Streetwise Media (acquired by ACBJ) and FeeFighters (acquired by Groupon).
Prior to joining Atlas in 2004, Jeff was a partner with Seed Capital Partners where he focused on spinning innovation out of MIT and Harvard. While at Seed Capital, Jeff was the lead and founding investor in several companies including DataPower Technology (acquired by IBM) and Polychromix (acquired by ThermoFisher). Before venture, Jeff worked for Booz Allen & Hamilton and Nortel Networks.
Jeff is founder and president of TUGG (Technology Underwriting Greater Good), a non-profit foundation harnessing “crowd-sourced philanthropy” to catalyze social innovation in New England. Jeff was also a founder of Koffee for Kids, a non-profit company in Rochester, New York. He is a prominent speaker on innovation. In 2012 and 2013, Jeff was voted to the “Power 50″ list of most influential Bostonians in the Boston Business Journal and was also named to its “40 under 40″ list in 2009. In 2012, Jeff was awarded the “50 on Fire” distinction by Bostinno.
Jeff received an MBA, with distinction, from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester, and a BS from the University of Alaska.
An adventure athlete and environmental enthusiast, Jeff is a frequent mountain climber and recently completed his first IRONMAN.