Shabbir Dahod | GICN

President and CEO (TraceLink Inc.)| Venture Partner (FirstMark Capital)
TraceLink Inc. | FirstMark Capital


Shabbir Dahod is President and CEO of TraceLink Inc. and also a Venture Partner at FirstMark Capital. Over the course of his 25-year career, Mr. Dahod has remained on the cutting edge of innovation and focused on the intersection of technology, business and management. Early on, Mr. Dahod identified the significance of the PC revolution, starting his career at Boston-based startup, Layered Inc., to develop an accounting package for the MAC and Windows platforms. The Company was later sold to Peachtree, and Mr. Dahod joined the lead investor, Paul Allen, at his Seattle-based startup, Asymetrix. While there, Mr. Dahod established Asymetrix as a leader in Multimedia Authoring technology in the Computer Based Learning market. Asymetrix, whose portfolio included one of the first products in hypermedia development, digital video editing, 3-D modeling, learning management and multimedia presentations later completed a successful IPO. Mr. Dahod incubated and researched multiple emerging web-based products and technologies in conjunction with Mr. Allen, including early initiatives in eCommerce, natural language query, online sports, digital media and Java development tools.

Mr. Dahod later joined Microsoft to lead collaboration and knowledge management efforts using emerging XML standards and new Internet communication tools. In 1999, he returned to Boston and founded iWant, an early leader in the market for search-based, pay-for-performance Internet advertising supported applications. He then served as interim CEO at Performaworks to revamp the product, technology and customer base in the corporate employee and goal management market. More recently, Mr. Dahod founded SupplyScape Corporation, a leader in safeguarding the pharmaceutical supply chain from counterfeiting and diversion based on barcode and RFID technologies. Mr. Dahod brings to TraceLink decades of leadership experience with SaaS, shrink-wrap and enterprise business models as well as go-to-market strategies including online, channel, inside and field sales and marketing.

Mr. Dahod received his B.A. in Computer Science from Boston University. He resides in Andover, MA with his wife and two sons, and recently completed the 2006 San Francisco and 2007 Disney World Marathons.

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Professional Details

Designation President and CEO (TraceLink Inc.)| Venture Partner (FirstMark Capital)
Company FirstMark Capital TraceLink Inc
Previous Company SupplyScape Corporation (Founder) | Microsoft
Education Boston University (B.A. in Computer Science)
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