Sean Glass – Higher One, Pikum, Employ Insight
Wednesday, 04 April 2012
Higher One, Pikum, Employ Insight
Sean is an entrepreneur, investor, and believer in the power of people. He is currently a Venture Partner at Novak Biddle Venture Partners and Founder and CEO of Employ Insight. Prior to that he lived in London while working on Pikum, a social gaming business which was backed by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and various venture capital investors. Prior to Pikum, Sean founded the higher education focused online financial services firm, Higher One. At Higher One he served as founding president and then as part of the executive team as Chief Marketing Officer for 8 years. During that time, Higher One reached profitability and in 2008 was in the top 100 of the Inc 500 list and ranked #12 on the Entrepreneur Hot 100 list of fastest growing U.S. private companies. Higher One went public in 2010 (NYSE:ONE).
Prior to Higher One, Sean helped found the Yale Entrepreneurial Society, and graduated from Yale with a B.S. in Engineering Sciences. Sean also has an M.A. in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Sean continues to invest in entrepreneurs through Top Floor Capital, and work with them through both the Yale Entrepreneurial Society and Yale Entrepreneurial Institute. Sean has been featured in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Washington Post, and Entrepreneur Magazine. He spends time in DC, San Francisco, London, and Key West Florida with his wife, son, and 90 lb golden doodle.