Sam Thompson began his investing with Nick in 2008 upon the formation of the TWG Funds. Actively focused on the media and technology marketplace, Sam has built a strong network of high-level contacts for both early and growth stage business alike.Read More
Nick is the founder and a Senior Managing Director of Progress Partners and a Manager of TWG Media Funds. He is a proven corporate finance executive and with 20 years experience working with early stage companies in business strategy and development.Read More
Chris Legg is a Senior Managing Director at Progress Partners and General Partner at Progress Ventures based in Cambridge, MA. He previously held similar roles at Tandem Expansion Fund and Argo Global Capital. He has extensive international experience having spent considerable stages of his career or made investments in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia. He also co-chairs a group of successful Canadian entrepreneurs in the Boston area called Canadian Entrepreneurs New England (CENE).Read More
Rick brings more than 25 years of senior management experience to Progress Ventures as a CPA, CFO, and COO of start-ups, Fortune 500, publicly traded, private equity, and high growth venture capital backed companies with an industry emphasis on media and marketing. Rick has completed over a billion dollars worth of acquisitions, from sourcing to integration. He has co-founded 3 start-ups; raised over $35 million for them; and taken them all to liquidity events, including one IPO. Rick has a BBA in accounting from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.
Alex Blum is a serial entrepreneur and Investor across numerous high growth sectors. Previously the CEO of KickApps prior to its acquisition by Piksel. While at KickApps, helped incubate Admeld, and served as a Board Member until its acquisition by Google for $400M. Prior to joining KickApps, was President and COO of JumpTV, through the company’s successful IPO. Also spent nearly eight years at AOL most recently as the Vice President of Product Marketing for AOL’s Audience business. He currently holds investments in 5 early stage companies and obtained an BS ME from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the Albers School at Seattle University.Read More