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Sean is Founder & CEO of Advantia Health. As an entrepreneur, investor, and believer in the power of people, Sean is recognized as a leader for deal-making and advising others on strategy and tactics.
Prior to Advantia, Sean founded and continues to manage Acceleprise.VC, a leading early stage enterprise software venture capital fund. Previously, 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 Acceleprise, 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, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Entrepreneur Magazine. In 2015, and again in 2017, Sean was named as a Washingtonian Tech Titan, one of Washington’s top 100 tech leaders.