Eric Dobson is the Managing Partner of Community Equity Partners, an angel investing syndicate, and the Sheltowee Venture Fund II, a technology-focused venture capital fund. His career spans the last 31 years working first in Geographic Information Systems in both state and federal government, then to entrepreneurship, and ultimately to venture-style investing. He founded three companies, advised dozens, and led investments in 40+ companies. Dr. Dobson has served on a number of Board of Directors and Advisors with for profit and not-for-profit companies. He holds a BA from the University of Tennessee where he is also a Lecturer of Entrepreneurship in the Tickle School of Engineering. He received a Masters of Science and Doctorate from the University of South Carolina. He now applies all the hard-earned knowledge and experience from these ventures and exploits to technology venture investing.