John Backus Managing Partner, New Atlantic Ventures

Based in the national capital region, John Backus is a founder and managing partner at New Atlantic Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm investing nationally in digital media, mobile, ecommerce and the business of healthcare. Before he became a venture capitalist, he co-founded US Order, which revolutionized online banking, went public in 1995 and was sold to Visa. John began his career at Bain & Co. and Bain Capital and received his BA and MBA from Stanford University. He has served as the chairman of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and as a technology policy adviser to Virginia governors Gilmore, Warner and McDonnell. He blogs at and is @jcbackus on Twitter.