Plastiq is committed to helping small businesses achieve their growth potential. The opportunity is huge, and the need is very real. With over 1 million customers and hundreds of thousands of vendors paid, they are in a phenomenal position to make that happen. Most importantly, they have the team, the technology and capital to make our vision a reality. By accelerating our own growth potential, they will do so for small business owners as well.
Jeff Bussgang - Co-Founder
Bussgang is General Partner & Co-Founder of Flybridge and a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School. He is the author of Mastering the VC Game and Entering StartUpLand as well as over 40 HBS case studies, teaching notes, book chapters, and HBR articles. He represents Flybridge on the boards of bloXroute, BrightHire, Codecademy,
Infracommerce, MadeiraMadeira, and Open English. He also co-founded and serves as managing director of The Graduate Syndicate, a pre-seed fund that invests in recently graduated Harvard students.
Prior to co-founding Flybridge, Bussgang co-founded Upromise (acquired by Sallie Mae), where he served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Board Director. Prior to Upromise, Bussgang was an executive at Open Market, an Internet commerce software leader that went public in 1996. During his five-year tenure, he served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Business Development, Vice President of Worldwide Professional Services and head of Product Management. Prior to Open Market, Bussgang was with the strategy consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group. He holds a BA in Computer Science from Harvard University where he graduated magna cum laude and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar and a Ford Scholar.
Eliot Buchanan -
Eliot is responsible for defining the strategic vision and industry-changing innovation at Plastiq. He is a creator of disruptive business model innovation, and has been actively engaged in several ventures driven by that imperative. A native Canadian, Eliot holds a BA in Economics from Harvard University.