Paul Slaats is a Partner at Milestone Partners bringing over 30 years of successful technology-related business experience and 23 years in private equity and venture investing. He joined Milestone in 2017.
He is co-founder of Thuzi LLC, a cloud-based software platform for event owners, consumer brands, venues and cities, focused on solutions that integrate live and local events, social media, mobile applications, web-based systems and ecommerce. He also recently served as Chief Executive Officer of ListenLogic, a Philadelphia and San Jose-based provider of streaming data analytics and business intelligence platform services to major consumer brands.
From 1996 through 2010, Paul served as Managing Director at Internet Capital Group (now Actua, NASD: ACTA) joining as its third employee. While at ICG, he led investments in twelve platform technology companies and led or participated in over 20 additional merger, acquisition, and investment transactions. His investment and operations expertise encompasses enterprise and Internet software, SaaS, online marketing technologies, big data analytics and cloud computing infrastructure.
Prior to ICG, Paul was an Associate at Safeguard Scientifics, a mid-Atlantic based venture investment group and a founding investor in ICG. Paul's prior industry experience includes leadership positions in business development at SAP America and positions in software development, product management, marketing, and sales management with IBM and Marcam Corporation.
Paul has a BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.