Maury Blackman

CEO at Premise Data
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Maury Blackman has more than 25 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 award for his work as Accela’s Chairman & CEO.

In 2017, 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 $80M+ 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.

Before Premise, Maury was CEO of Accela, a civic-tech startup aimed at moving citizen transactions from city hall to online and mobile services. He first served as Accela’s VP of Sales and Marketing before assuming the role of CEO in 2007. Accela was sold to Berkshire Partners in 2017.

Additionally, Maury is a board member at Premise, Omnia Partners, and Forensic Logic and serves as an advisor to the Urban Innovation Fund, OpenGov, DroneDeploy, UrbanLeap, and Camino.

Maury holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Houston and currently serves on the Board of Visitors. He was a commissioned field artillery officer in the United States Army, serving on both active and reserve duty for 10 years. Maury is also an eleven-time Ironman finisher, including the 2008 and 2013 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona. He lives in California with his family.

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