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WeddingWire is helping engaged couples and wedding vendors find the perfect match


Do not tangle with Martha Stewart over table etiquette. That was the lesson Tim Chi learned in 2007. Chi had pulled together about a half-million in funding for his fledgling online wedding marketplace concept, WeddingWire, which was aimed at connecting engaged couples with wedding vendors. The site had shown some promise in its test city, Washington, DC, but it needed cash to scale.

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Michael Chasen and Blackboard: agents of change

Michael Chasen Blackboard

As CEO of Blackboard, Chasen led this startup company through a thicket of naysayers, over the hills of initial financing, into unknown terrain, through an initial public offering and the bold purchase of its closest rival. Now Blackboard stands as a hugely successful public company that is considered a leader and pioneer in online education with a promising future.

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