Board of Directors

Chairman Emeritus
John C. Backus Jr.
Managing Partner
New Atlantic Ventures

Up Close & Personal with John Backus

John Backus is a seasoned technology entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience investing in and managing rapidly growing, high-technology companies.

Prior to founding New Atlantic Ventures in 1998, he was a founding investor and the president and was CEO at InteliData Technologies, a Fast 50 growth company in both 1997 and 1998. Backus led InteliData's predecessor, U.S. Order, through a successful $65 million IPO in 1995.

Backus currently manages a $225 million venture portfolio at New Atlantic Ventures. He serves on the board of directors of AppTap, Invincea, Koofers, Healthwarehouse and Spotflux. He is the past chairman of the Wolf Trap Foundation board of directors, the past chairman of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) board of directors, the founding chairman and current board member of the NVTC TechPAC, and was appointed by former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner to co-chair the Virginia Research and Technology Advisory Commission, which he served on for four years.

Backus began his career at Bain & Co. and Bain Capital, where he was the first Bain & Co. management consultant to take a full-time operating role (as CFO) in a portfolio company.