Peter Bloom spent 15 years as a Partner at General Atlantic, where he led technology due diligence on prospective investments and provided technology and risk management assistance to senior management teams.
Prior to joining General Atlantic, Peter was Managing Director of Salomon Brothers U.S. Technology Division where he led the team responsible for recovering the trading capability of 11 firms following the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
He has served as a member of the New York Electronic Crimes Task Force and as a judge for the Lemelson-MIT Invention Award, the Legatum/Fortune Technology Prize and the Roux Institute Fellowship Program.
He was a founding member of the BP Digital Technology Advisory Board and the New School for Social Research TechnologyAdvisory Board.
Peter served for five years on the FCC Technical Advisory Council, with a focus on security related issues. He is currently a technical advisor, specializing in cyber-security, to government and commercial organizations.
Peter is a founding board member of DonorsChoose.org, which has raised over a billion dollars to support public school teachers and students. He is a 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 Cancer Research Institute and an Associate Founder of Singularity University.
Peter is also an advisory board member of Blue Star Families. the Rick Herrema Foundation and and the Connected Warrior Foundation, which are devoted to serving the families of active and injured military service members
Peter was raised in Binghamton, NY and lives in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1978 with a B.A. in Computer Studies and Economics. In 1987, Peter and his wife retraced Napoleon’s route from Poland to Moscow on their tandem bicycle, but only one-way…and not in the winter