Peter Bloom

Managing Director, General Atlantic LLC

Peter Bloom is a Managing Director at General Atlantic LLC, where he has worked since 1996. General Atlantic is a leading global private equity firm providing capital for growth companies driven by information technology and differentiated intellectual property. Founded in 1980, General Atlantic manages approximately $12 billion and invests between $800 million and $1 billion per year in growth, recapitalization and buyout opportunities worldwide. The GA portfoliocurrently consists of over 50 companies in primary global economic centers including the NY Stock Exchange in the U.S., Lenovo in China, Genpact in India, Saxo Bank in Europe and NET1 in South Africa.

Peter is based out of the General Atlantic Greenwich office where he is responsible for technology due diligence on prospective investments, assistance to the CEO and senior management teams of portfolio companies on technology strategy and guidance on emerging technology trends.

Prior to joining General Atlantic, Peter spent thirteen years at Salomon Brothers in a variety of roles in both technology and fixed income sales and trading. He was most recently the Managing Director of the company's U.S. Technology Division. While at Salomon Brothers, Peter received the Carnegie Mellon/AMS Achievement Award in Managing Information Technology for his work managing the technology implementation of a new distributed computing architecture that supported the company's global business operations. Peter graduated from Northwestern University in 1978 with a B.A. in Computer Studies and Economics.

He is a member of the New York Electronic Crimes Task Force, Business Executives for National Security, BP Digital and Communications Technology Advisory Board, New School for Social Research Technology Advisory Board and a consultant to the U.S. Government on security related technology issues. Peter is a judge for the Lemelson-MIT Invention Awards and a frequent speaker to private, educational and public sector organizations on technology related issues.

Peter has served on several public, private and non-profit boards. He is currently the Chairman of DonorsChoose , which was recently named the most innovative charity in America by Stanford Business School and Amazon. Peter is also the co-founder and Chairman of Peak Rescue Institute www.peakrescue.org) which teaches advanced rescue skills to first responders in law enforcement, public health and the military. He is a board member of The Food Bank for New York City and the Cancer Research Institute.

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O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference 2007