August 12, 2021
Serial entrepreneur and one of the outstanding LEADERs in the industry, T.A. McCann will look into the studio model as it exists at Pioneer Square Labs, where he serves as one of the five Managing Directors. PSL recently celebrated its fifth anniversary with 27 spin-out companies to date and a successful fundraise of 100M for its venture arm.
In this discussion, he’ll answer questions about the benefits of a Studio structure, review fundraising strategy and give a high-level overview of best practices when running a studio.
Join us in this series to bring together startup entrepreneurs, identify and share knowledge and bring awareness to what a successful studio model looks like.
About the speaker
T.A. McCann is a serial entrepreneur with an impressive track record. He was founder and CEO of Senosis (acquired by Google), Gist (acquired by Blackberry), and Rival IQ, a leader in marketing analytics.
Previously, he was an EIR at Polaris Venture Partners, Vulcan Capital, where he built Vulcan Labs and Providence Health Services, focused on quantified health ideas and investments. He also held senior roles at Microsoft, leading Exchange and the Mobile Services divisions.
In addition to his own startup experience, he is an active angel investor in companies including SkillJar, CreativeLive, Assist, Migo, and Vendor Hawk and on the board of Guidant Financial, Volt Athletics, and Splash.org.