T.A. McCann is the Managing Director of Pioneer Square Labs, a startup studio and venture capital fund. He is also the Founder of www.rivaliq.com - competitive intelligence or active, online marketers. His past experience includes, founder of Gist (social address book, sold to Blackberry in 2011), Vulcan Capital and Polaris Venture Partners where he was an entrepreneur-in-residence. Prior to Polaris, he held senior positions at Microsoft, leading future strategy and product planning for the Exchange Server Group and developing the burgeoning Service Delivery Platforms group, focused on mobile applications development. In addition, he is a founder of Jump2Go – providing innovative solutions for the radio industry, HelpShare – a web Q&A company and Soft Labour, a web design and development consultancy. He currently serves on the board of Art with Heart and is an advisor to Wishpot, Asset Archives and Notary One. In addition to his deep technology background, T.A. has won sailing’s America’s Cup and sailed around the world.