The first step in any positive investment is creating a common goal that everyone involved is moving towards together.

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ABOUT GARY

General Partner Gary Golding is involved in Edison's Enterprise Solutions group. He focuses on investments in the communications and energy management sectors.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Gary has been a venture capitalist for 35 years, and in that time, has served as a director of 30 companies. At Edison, he has been a General Partner in Funds IV-VIII. In Fund IV he completed the rare IPO hat trick as a director with three portfolio companies (Liberty Tax Service, Vocus and Tangoe) going public and providing Edison a successful exit.

Before joining Edison in 1997, Gary co-founded the CEO Venture Fund, a firm launched in Pittsburgh by three successful technology entrepreneurs. Joining as an Associate in 1986, he became a General Partner in 1990. He served as a director of ACE*COMM which went public, providing a successful exit.

NOTABLE EXITS

Liberty Tax Service; Vocus; Tangoe (NASDAQ:TNGO); Telarix; VFA, Fishbowl

OTHER INVESTMENT EXPERIENCE

Motionsoft, All Traffic Solutions, Budderfly

EDUCATION

BS, Management Science, Boston College

MA, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Pittsburgh

 

POINT OF VIEW

I believe that targeted information, at the right time in the right context, plays a crucial role in managing any business.  When I research an emerging technology trend, discover a promising start-up, or analyze our deal flow I am contributing to the firm’s knowledge-base.  I strive to be a resource for connecting colleagues to intelligence which assists their decisions.

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