Rob McCord: Could the VC-turned-politician challenge Governor Tom Corbett? - Technical.ly Philly

Nov. 30, 2012 9:30 am

Rob McCord: Could the VC-turned-politician challenge Governor Tom Corbett?

Could a former venture capitalist and early Philly tech scene cheerleader become our next governor? That’s the big question driving Philadelphia Magazine’s feature on state treasurer Rob McCord. Check out our Q&A with McCord here, and find more of our coverage of the state treasurer here. From the article: McCord, though, is a thoroughly modern […]

State treasurer Rob McCord announced his candidacy for governor.

Could a former venture capitalist and early Philly tech scene cheerleader become our next governor?

That’s the big question driving Philadelphia Magazine’s feature on state treasurer Rob McCord.

Check out our Q&A with McCord here, and find more of our coverage of the state treasurer here.

From the article:

McCord, though, is a thoroughly modern politician. He’s run a think tank and a series of investment funds. He’s considered a critical early leader in the development of the region’s tech industry. He has an African-American wife. And he entered politics late in life, mea­ning he has ascended without the benefit—or b­aggage—of a machine to call his own.

All of which makes him one of the most intriguing figures to appear on Pennsylvania’s political stage in some time. Can a candidate as novel and contemporary as McCord win in a state this conventional? He seems sure to test that question. But when?

Read the whole article here.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes has been covering the Philadelphia tech scene since 2012. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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