Sean O'Sullivan (engineer)

Sean O'Sullivan is an entrepreneur, inventor and investor, born in New York City and currently living in Princeton, New Jersey. He is best known for co-founding MapInfo Corporation,[1][2] which popularized street maps on computers, and for coining the term "Cloud Computing".[3][4][5] He is the founder and managing partner of SOSV.[citation needed]

Sean O'Sullivan of SOSV
Sean O'Sullivan of SOSV

As benefactor of the O’Sullivan Foundation,[6][7] he has also been a primary funder of organizations such as the Khan Academy[8] and CoderDojo.[9]

Sean O'Sullivan at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the early 1980s

In 1995, O' Sullivan founded SOSV (formerly SOSventures), a venture capital and investment management firm that seeks to invest in the earliest stages of start-up companies via a family of accelerator programs. O'Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from the University of Southern California.[10]

Sean O'Sullivan in his dorm at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the early 1980s

Sean Sullivan spent two seasons as an investor on Dragon's Den.

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  1. ^ Kennedy, John (28 November 2011). "Tech entrepreneur is RTÉ's newest 'Dragon'". Silicon Republic. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  2. ^ Rogers, Elaine. "Bloggertone TV talks With Sean O Sullivan, Ireland's Newest Dragon". Tweak your biz. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  3. ^ Regalado, Antonio. "Who Coined 'Cloud Computing'?". MIT Technology Review. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  4. ^ Kennedy, John (17 May 2013). "Cloud visionary and RTÉ 'dragon' to chair Govt Entrepreneurship Forum". Silicon Republic. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Sean O'Sullivan". Bloomsberg business week. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  6. ^ "The O'Sullivan Foundation Grants $5M To Online Learning Platform Khan Academy – TechCrunch". 4 November 2011. Retrieved 2018-05-18.
  7. ^ Otitigbe, Jessica. "Co-founder and Managing Director of Avego Corporation Named 2011 William F. Glaser '53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year". RPI News. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  8. ^ Rao, Leena (4 November 2011). "The O'Sullivan Foundation Grants $5M To Online Learning Platform Khan Academy". Techcrunch. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  9. ^ English, Eoin. "Whizz kid Harry unveils latest app". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  10. ^ Chernow, Robert A. "New Horizons Speaker Series". Rensselaer. Retrieved 13 August 2013.

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