It’s been suggested that Wesleyan’s 1960s & 70s counter-culture has now taken the revolution to Wall Street. They occupy Wall Street, too, I guess–but not in Zuccotti Park. Instead, venture capitalists like Brad Burnham ’77 have been financing the social media technologies that facilitate popular mobilization—from Tunisia to lower Manhattan. And maybe the Tea Party, too.
Brad Burnham graduated from Wesleyan as a government major in 1977. He began his career in venture capital at AT&T Ventures in 1993. In 2003 Brad co-founded Union Square Ventures, a New York-based venture capital firm that funded Twitter, Zynga, Tumblr, Etsy, and other popular networks.