Edward Colligan Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 5

  • Portfolio
  • 5

Edward Colligan General Information


Mr. Edward Colligan serves as Board Member at Levered. He served as Board Member at Game Golf. He serves as Board Member at POPS Worldwide. He serves as Advisor at FileString. He is the former CEO and President of Palm. Prior to being named President, Ed was a Senior Vice President and General Manager of the company's Wireless Business Unit. In 2003, Palm and Handspring became one company and one of the strongest pure-play mobile computing companies in the world. Prior to this, Ed was President and Chief Operating Officer of Handspring, Inc. where he led the development and marketing efforts for handheld computers and smartphones. Before joining Handspring, Ed was Vice President of Marketing for Palm, and he worked with Jeff Hawkins and Donna Dubinsky to lead the product marketing and marketing communications efforts, including the successful positioning, launch and marketing of the popular Palm product family. Earlier in his career, Ed was Vice President of strategic and product marketing at Radius Corporation. During his eight years there, he helped make Radius the brand leader in Macintosh graphics, graphic imaging, and hardware development. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon. He also serves as a Board Member at Numenta. Ed has been a part of the core team of five Silicon Valley start-ups. Ed's first big success was Radius, Inc. where he was instrumental in building products and the brand. After Radius, Ed was the first vice president of marketing for Palm where he helped develop the original Palm Pilot, the Palm brand and Palm's product strategy. He moved on from Palm to found Handspring where Ed and his partners created the forbearer of all future smartphones; the Handspring Treo. Ed drove the transaction that reunited Palm and Handspring into a single Palm again. He established relationships with wireless carriers globally and drove Palm's annual smartphone business to more than $2 billion. As the CEO of Palm, Ed spearheaded the transformation that created the WebOS platform and Palm Pre line of smartphones. Ed now spends his time investing in and mentoring entrepreneurs. Ed is a board member of Numenta, Inc., Active Mind Technology, and POPS Worldwide, and is an investor and on the board of advisors of six other start-up companies. Ed holds a B.S. from the University of Oregon.

Contact Information

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Post Office Box 2223
  • Santa Cruz, CA 95063
  • United States
+1 (831) 000-0000

Edward Colligan Investments (5)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
SupplyShift 19-Jun-2017 Seed Round 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000000
0000000 12-May-2016 00000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000000
0000 000000000 01-Apr-2016 00000 00000 00.000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000000
Tixr 01-Aug-2015 Seed Round 00.00 Other Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure Generating Revenue 000000 00000000
FileString 16-Jun-2014 Seed Round 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000000

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Edward Colligan Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Edward Colligan Angel Investor 0 0 Santa Cruz, CA