Blake is a technology entrepreneur and investor with 20 years of experience in startup, venture backed, and publicly traded technology companies.
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 & COO of Interactive Advisory Software; CEO of iKobo; and EVP of iXL, an e-business consulting firm that he joined through the acquisition of Swan Media and was part of the executive team that grew the company from startup to over $400 million in annualized revenue and an IPO. Blake also founded, and later successfully sold, Siteman – one of the first application service provider (ASP) offerings in the online content management space. He started his career as an Associate at SEI Corporation.
Blake currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Pointivo and Venture Atlanta and on the Board of Directors of UserIQ, PreTel, Atlanta CEO Council, and the Southern Capital Forum. Blake also serves on the Advisory Boards of ATDC, Georgia Advanced Technology Ventures (GATV), and 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.