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Jeb Spencer

Co-founder and Managing Partner, TVC Capital

Jeb Spencer, co-founder and managing partner of TVC Capital, invests in software and software-enabled services firms with at least $2.5 million in revenue. At TVC he works with management to professionalize and increase growth at software companies. His investment successes include the sale of Accordent Technologies to Polycom Inc., Del Mar Datatrac to Fiserv Inc., TechnoCom Mobility to Kapsch, and TechnoCom MRM to CalAmp Corp. He was co-founder, president and board member of Backwire.com Inc., which was acquired by Cricket Communications Inc. He is on the board of directors of Ellie Mae, ReverseVision, Levels Beyond, TechnoCom Corp., Halo Business Intelligence, Centage Corp., EdgeWave, MediaPlatform and Docupace.

ALMA MATER: Boston College, Oxford University, Harvard Business School

POLITICAL HISTORY: He was a White House intern for President George H.W. Bush and held leadership roles in the Republican National Committee and in the Dole/Kemp presidential campaign.

WORDSMITH: He served as editor of the Harbus News, the student newspaper at Harvard Business School.