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Michael Chasen launches new venture: SocialRadar

The next venture from Blackboard co-founder Michael Chasen has surfaced: SocialRadar, a start-up “developing leading-edge technologies in the mobile, social and location space.”

Chasen did not respond to requests for comment and details about the District-based company are spare. Chasen describes himself on LinkedIn and several other online profiles as president and chief executive of the company.

“Imagine a future where you walk into a room, already knowing who all the people are and what you have in common. That future is coming soon on your smartphone,”reads a company description on LinkedIn.

Chasen co-founded learning management software company Blackboard in 1997 and served as chief executive until late last year. The firm was bought by Providence Equity Partners for $1.64 billion in 2011.

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Steven Overly is a national reporter covering federal technology and energy policy with a focus on Capitol Hill. He previously covered the business of technology, biotechnology and venture capital.

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