Paul Iaffaldano joined the BIP Capital platform in 2017, through a merger with his successful venture firm, Accelerant Venture Capital. As a General Partner for BIP Ventures, Paul contributes decades of experience in VC investment, entrepreneurialism, and operations.
He has made more than 60 investments, with an average return of over 40 percent on invested capital. Paul's exits include Blinq Media, BrightWhistle, SeniorLiving.net, and Car360. Early in his career, Paul held executive-level positions at a number of media and entertainment enterprises. As EVP and GM at The Weather Channel, he helped to found weather.com and guide it through a $3.6 billion exit to Bain and Blackstone. As SVP at the Travel Channel, he led his team through a $400 million exit to Discovery Communications. Paul also helped The Walt Disney Company launch its magazine publishing division. Paul's experience in the advertising management field also includes helping Celestial Seasonings during its acquisition by Kraft Foods.
Paul holds an MBA from Loyola University, a B.S. degree from Wittenberg University, and has completed management training programs at Harvard University, the University of Virginia, and William and Mary College.
He has earned distinguished awards, including a Technical Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a Gold Effie Award from the American Marketing Association, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Interactive Advertising Bureau. He participates on boards for companies including Huddle Tickets, mLevel, Demand Jump, Crescerance, Vibenomics, and VoApps.
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