T.A. McCann is a serial entrepreneur having founded 6 companies including Rival IQ (marketing analytics) and Gist (social address book). He also spent time at Blackberry (after they acquired Gist) and Microsoft. He is an active angel investor and board member in companies like Creative Live, Assi.st, Inkwell Media, Guidant, and Full Contact. Prior to his startups, he spent many years as a professional sailor, winning the America's Cup and completing the Whitbread round-the-world race.