Steve Pann

Steve Pann has over thirty years of experience in technology strategy and development in support of demanding Government missions.


Steve is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Razor’s Edge Ventures. Steve focuses on investments in big data, high performance computing, sensors, space, and visualization, situational awareness and geospatial mission tools. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of Razor’s Edge portfolio companies BlackLynx and Altamira Technologies and is an observer to the Board of Directors of HawkEye360. He is also actively involved in managing the Fund’s investment in Spaceflight Industries and BlackHorse. Steve is Chairman of the Board of George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, and also serves on the Board of Directors of TenantBase. Steve currently acts as a consultant with the Raytheon Advance Concepts and Technology Organization.


Before joining Razor’s Edge, Steve was the Chief Strategy Officer at Blackbird Technologies, a co-founder, and member of Blackbird’s Board of Directors. He leveraged over thirty years of experience developing and deploying unique technologies in support of Government operations both as a career science and technology officer and in his former role as Blackbird’s strategic planning leader. Steve is widely recognized within the national security community as a thought-leader with a truly unique capacity and unrelenting drive to anticipate and shape technological change. He has a strong history of investing in and creating highly successful technology companies. Over the past fifteen years, Steve has consistently leveraged his emerging technology expertise together with his entrepreneurial instincts to architect, plan and expand some of Blackbird’s most strategic programs in the areas of persistent surveillance, information operations and cyber security. Steve is a highly respected leader in the mid-Atlantic technology community and greater Washington D.C. business community.


Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from American University and served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps prior to joining the Government.