Tige Savage

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Tige Savage
Born (1968-09-30) September 30, 1968 (age 50)
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Alma mater University of Michigan
OccupationCo-founder, Managing Partner, Investor

Tige Savage (born September 30, 1968) is an American investor, co-founder and managing partner of Revolution LLC, a principal investment firm based in Washington, D.C., which has investments in companies such as RunKeeper, Homesnap, Booker, Framebridge, Busbud, BenchPrep, and Insikt. He was a key investor in LivingSocial in its founding years. [1]

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Savage was an executive at Riggs National Corporation in the mid-1990s; he simultaneously served on the board of directors of Allbritton Communications Company. From 1998 to 2000, he managed technology and media sector investments as executive vice president of Riggs Capital Partners. [2]

From 2001 to 2003, Savage managed investments in technology and media companies as vice president of Time Warner Ventures. [3]

In 2005, Savage co-founded Revolution with partners Steve Case and Donn Davis; [4] Savage leads Revolution’s venture capital investing activities as managing partner of Revolution Ventures. [5]

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In 2011, Savage was named one of Washington, DC’s “100 Top Tech Titans” [6] by Washingtonian Magazine and in 2013 he was named Financier of the Year at the Northern Virginia Technology Council Annual Awards. [7] Savage has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, [8] Business Insider, [9] MIT Technology Review, [10] The Motley Fool, [11] and This Week in Venture Capital [12] about Revolution’s investment philosophy as it pertains to LivingSocial and Zipcar.

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Savage was credited for his role in developing LivingSocial's strategy in a profile of the company in The Washington Post that same year. [13] In 2012, he wrote an online review of e-commerce technology platforms. [14]

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Life and education

Savage holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree from James Madison University. He was born in Boulder, Colorado. [2]

Board seats

Savage currently holds seats on the Board of Directors of Resolute Innovation [15] , LivingSocial, [16] Booker, [17] Homesnap, OrderUp, and Framebridge among other companies. Previous Board seats include Zipcar and Flexcar (Zipcar) [18] (acquired by Avis), HelloWallet [19] (acquired by MorningStar and most recently by KeyCorp [20] ), and Revolution Money, [9] which was acquired by American Express. [21]

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