Bud Colligan

Bud Colligan

In 1983, Bud Colligan joined Apple Inc. as part of the team that launched the ground breaking Apple Macintosh. Later he headed Apple’s higher-education marketing group and sponsored Apple's visionary Knowledge Navigator video that premiered at Educom in 1987.

As an early expert in education technology, in 1989, Colligan was recruited to be the CEO of Authorware, a computer-based learning software provider.

In 1992, he co-founded Macromedia, resulting from the merger of Authorware and MacroMind-Paracomp. He served as CEO of Macromedia from 1992 to 1997 and took the company public on NASDAQ in December, 1993. He served as Chairman of the Board of Macromedia until July, 1998.

In 1996, Ernst and Young recognized Colligan as the “Software Entrepreneur of the Year.”

In 2005, Adobe Systems acquired Macromedia for $3.4 billion.

Colligan was a partner at Accel Partners from 1998 to 2015, and focused on investments in software, digital media, education, mobile and cloud computing.

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