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Peter Bloom is currently an Advisory Director at General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm. As Managing Director of G.A. for 15 years, Peter led global technology due diligence on prospective investments, provided technology and risk management assistance to senior management teams of portfolio companies as well as guidance on emerging technology trends for G.A., its stakeholders, and several private and public entities.
Prior to General Atlantic, Peter spent 13 years at Salomon Brothers in a variety of roles in both technology and fixed income sales and trading. As the Managing Director of the U.S. Technology Division, Peter led a successful team responsible for recovering the trading capability of 11 firms following the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 and received the Carnegie Mellon/AMS Achievement Award in Managing Information Technology.
He has served as a judge for the Lemelson-MIT Invention Awards and the Legatum Fortune Technology Prize as well as being a founding member of the BP Digital and Communications Technology Advisory Board and the New School for Social Research Technology Advisory Board. In 2010, Peter was named to the FCC Technical Advisory Council.
In addition to being asked to speak before private, educational and public sector organizations on technology related issues, Peter has also served on several public, private and non-profit boards. He is the Chairman of DonorsChoose.org, which was named the most innovative charity in America by Stanford Business School and Amazon. Peter is also the co-founder and Chairman of Peak Rescue Institute, which teaches advanced rescue skills to first responders in law enforcement, public health and the military. He is a board member of The Food Bank for New York City, the Cancer Research Institute, Passur Aerospace and an Associate Founder of Singularity University.