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With a focus on software, technology-enabled services and media, Tom Blaisdell helps DCM portfolio companies create high-growth marketing strategies, structure successful strategic partnerships and build strong management teams.
Prior to joining DCM, Tom spent three years at two Internet start-ups, Encanto Networks and Fatbrain.com (formerly computerliteracy.com). At Encanto, Tom served as Vice President of Marketing. At computerliteracy.com, Tom was an advisor to the company from its birth in the proverbial Silicon Valley garage through completion of its first venture-backed financing, joining the online professional bookstore as Vice President of Marketing and Editorial in 1997.
Before computerliteracy.com, Tom spent six years at Intuit. Joining the company in the month prior to the launch of Quicken for Windows 1.0, Tom held a variety of marketing, business development and general management roles in the Personal Finance Group, Financial Supplies Group and Business Products Group. Tom’s last role at Intuit was as General Manager of the Business Products Group where QuickBooks revenue grew 30% year-to-year, leading the company to a new retail market share high of more than 80%.
Prior to Intuit, Tom worked for Bain & Co. in San Francisco and Boston, and prior to that he put his mechanical engineering degree to work as an environmental engineer at Acurex in Mountain View, CA.