Michael Chasen - Social Radar & Blackboard
From Leon Gordin
We sat down with Blackboard founder, Michael Chasen, to talk about the next generation of ambient location apps, and why he's so confident SocialRadar will catch on (hint: it's those darn kids). But most of all you'll see Chasen's passion for entrepreneurialism shine through and gain key insights into successfully starting and growing your business. Why should you listen? Chasen sold his last company Blackboard for 1.64 billion and now look at the success of the location-based app FourSquare (which only scratches the surface of the data SocialRadar promises to empower you with). There are 5 million check-ins on Foursquare every day. Add up the number of location events for check-ins, photos and posts just on Facebook and the number hits 6 billion. That's billion with a B.