Team

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Nicole M. Stata Founder and Managing Director

Ms. Stata is the Founder and Managing Director of Boston Seed Capital, LLC.

From 2007 to 2010, Ms. Stata worked as an angel investor, advisor and start-up executive.  Ms. Stata founded Deploy Solutions in 1996, an award-winning leading provider of SAAS Human Capital Management.  As CEO and President, she led Deploy for eleven years through its sale to Kronos in 2007.  Deploy was widely recognized as a national best place to work and was the recipient of Deloitte and Touche’s Fast 50 award in 2006.  Before Deploy, Ms. Stata managed the global service center for Restrac (Webhire) and started her career with Lotus Development Corporation.

Nicole serves as an advisor and board member for several companies and non-profit organizations.

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Peter Blacklow Venture Partner

Peter Blacklow is President of Worldwinner and Executive Vice President of Digital for GSN, and as well, serves as Venture Partner for Boston Seed Capital, LLC.  Peter brings new companies and ideas, in-depth and proven on-line marketing and growth expertise, and mentoring to Boston Seed companies.

Prior to joining Worldwinner, Peter served as Senior Vice president of Marketing for Monster, Inc. Before his time at Monster, Peter spent five years at Converse, Inc., where he ran their $100 million basketball business unit globally.

Peter is a graduate of Harvard University and has received numerous awards and distinctions, including being named one of the top “Marketers of the Year” by Promo magazine.  In addition, Peter serves as a board member of eSkill.com and WGBH, and acts as an advisor to SimplyHired.com and Vivox.

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Dave Balter Venture Advisor

Dave Balter is an innovation-obsessed builder of companies, often as a Founder/CEO but occasionally as a Board Member, advisor or investor.  He is currently the CEO of BzzAgent, Inc., which he founded in 2001 and sold in 2011 to dunnhumby, a division of Tesco PLC (LSE: TSCO).  In addition to his BzzAgent CEO duties, Dave now serves on the Global Executive Team for dunnhumby and is a Venture Advisor for Boston Seed Capital.  In addition to his operating experience, Dave brings his experience as an active angel who has worked with some exceptional talent and start-ups to Boston Seed Capital.

Dave co-founded the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA), and he currently serves on its Board of Directors and as Chair of the Association’s International Committee.  The author of two books on the subject, Grapevine and The Word of Mouth Manual: Volume II, Dave lectures around the world on trends in word of mouth and social media.

In 2007, Harvard University dubbed him one of Boston’s “Hottest Technology CEOs.”  Dave also sits on the advisory boards of the Wharton Future of Advertising Project the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange and the Boston Boys & Girls Club Marketing and Communications Committee, is a mentor with Tech Stars,  Executive Chair of Smarterer and is an investor and/or advisor to a dozen startups including FitnessKeeper, Promoboxx, Relay Rides, eLaCarte, ProctorCam and HelpScout.