Maury Blackman has more than 20 years’ experience leading mission-driven, high-growth tech companies that make an impact by connecting communities and providing a more transparent world. In 2016, EY (Ernst and Young) awarded him the prestigious Northern California’s Entrepreneur of the Year for his work as Accela’s Chairman & CEO. In February 2018, Maury took the helm at Premise Data, a San Francisco company operating a software platform for empowering the world’s highest impact institutions and companies to track and comprehend ground truth. Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Valor Equity Partners 8VC, and many others have invested $70M+ in the platform that today touts more than one million data contributors from 90+ countries. Premise contributors collect data providing real time insights that drive decision making and solve humanitarian issues around poverty, health, human rights, education and the environment. Maury is a veteran of the U.S. Army.