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Dan Cane Discusses Initial Funding of Blackboard Came From Family and Friends

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Matthew Pittinsky

  • Co-founder and Chairman, Blackboard
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1972 (Age: 50 years old)
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
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Matthew Pittinsky co-founded Blackboard, Inc in 1997 with a mission to transform the Internet into a powerful environment for teaching and learning. Today, Backboard is considered by most industry analysts to be the leading provider of e-Education systems around the world.

Matthew Pittinsky received his undergraduate degree from American University and a Masters in Education from Harvard University. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University Teacher's College studying the sociology of online learning.

When we were course info here at Cornell, and it was - there were eight undergrads, and four interns kind of working on it. We did not take a salary. We were all still you know, undergraduates and graduates in the school. So that really helped to keep the costs under control. So the original ori...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky Provides Introduction to Dan Cane, Steve Gilfus and Lecture on Company, Blackboard
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 1 min. 8 sec.
Video 2 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky Discusses Decision To Go Public and Fact That Blackboard Straddles Education and Technology Markets
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 2 min. 23 sec.
Video 3 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky Discusses Qualified Provision of IPO and Influence of Pricing on IPO
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 2 min. 35 sec.
Video 4 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky Discusses Banker Input On Pricing and Thoughts On Price Sensitivity
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 2 min. 13 sec.
Video 5 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky Discusses Decision To Go Public and Banker Relationships
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 2 min. 23 sec.
Video 6 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 1 min. 19 sec.
Video 7 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky Discusses Role of Analyst in IPO Process
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 1 min. 59 sec.
Video 8 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky Discusses Whether or Not He Would Work With a Bank Whose Analysts Had Negative Comments About the Stock
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 2 min. 4 sec.
Video 9 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky Discusses Challenges of Making Transition From Public to Private - Especially With Regards to Investor Relations
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 1 min. 44 sec.
Video 10 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky Discusses Writing The Prospectus
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 2 min. 6 sec.
Video 11 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky States Decision To Go Public Was More For Status and Ability to Sell Than About the Cash
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 0 min. 47 sec.
Video 12 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky Discusses Diverse Investor Group
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 2 min. 30 sec.
Video 13 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky Discusses Change in Board After The IPO
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 1 min. 48 sec.
Video 14 of 25 Steve Gilfus Discusses Background of Blackboard, the Product
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 0 min. 25 sec.
Video 15 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky Discusses Initial Launch of the Blackboard Brand
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 1 min. 27 sec.
Video 16 of 25 Dan Cane Discusses Initial Funding of Blackboard Came From Family and Friends
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 1 min. 12 sec.
Video 17 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky Discusses Biggest Challenge of Starting a Business Is Finding Capital
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 1 min. 2 sec.
Video 18 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky Discusses Impact of Age and Perception of Experience to Market
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 2 min. 13 sec.
Video 19 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky Shares Thoughts on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 2 min. 24 sec.
Video 20 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky Shares Thoughts on Maintaining Confidentiality During IPO Process
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 1 min. 34 sec.
Video 21 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky Discusses Difference in First Draft Of Prospectus Which Was Prior to Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 1 min. 35 sec.
Video 22 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky Shares Thoughts on Their Lock-Up Period
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 0 min. 55 sec.
Video 23 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky Discusses Process of Picking Banks for the IPO Deal
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 5 min. 11 sec.
Video 24 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky Outlines Size of IPO and Desire to Minimize Dilution With Maximum Capital Gain
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 1 min. 12 sec.
Video 25 of 25 Matthew Pittinsky States He Wouldn't Have Changed Anything About the IPO Process
  • Matthew Pittinsky - Lecture - IPO Process at Blackboard, Inc.
  • 10/5/2004
  • Matthew Pittinsky
  • 1 min. 44 sec.

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