Eric Dobson, PhD, Angel Capital Group

Eric DobsonAs Chief Executive Officer of The Angel Capital Group, Dr. Eric Dobson is responsible for the implementation of all strategic plans and plays a critical role in developing and implementing the deal sourcing, screening, and due diligence processes that ensure members are considering only high quality deals. He has expertise in entrepreneurship, startup technology ventures, business planning and development, intellectual property, sales, and marketing.

Dr. Dobson has spent the last 25 years working in a variety of venues from government to private sector, the last 13 on start-up technology ventures. The first 12 years of his career were spent in the private sector working in large scale IT database development and mining – what we now call Big Data.

He was the founder of Navigational Sciences Corp. in 2000, deploying RFID technology for the commercial shipping industry and the Department of Homeland Security. In 2007, he founded TrakLok Corporation, a transportation security company focused on global tracking of commercial container shipments.

In 2010, he was honored to receive the Navigator Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce. In 2011, TrakLok was awarded the Pinnacle Innovator of the Year by the Innovation Valley Technology Council and Knoxville Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Dobson remains a Lecturer at the University of Tennessee in the Department of Management in the School of Business. In his career as an entrepreneur, he raised more than $12 million from investors from leading angel and venture capital groups.