Bob is a 18-year VC vet twice named to the Forbes "Midas List," having led investments in great ideas and great teams including Acme Packet (APKT, acquired by Oracle), AppIQ (acquired by HP), Channel Advisor (ECOM), Actifio, [x+1] (acquired by Rocket Fuel), Evergage, Fuze and 128 Technology. Before becoming a Venture investor, Bob held senior marketing, product management, and sales positions at Lotus Development, Cabot, Cabot and Forbes, General Mills, and Priority Call Management.
Today Bob is on the Boards of Actifio, Bidtellect, Fuze, Emissary, Evergage, and 128 Technology. He remains a GP at Advanced Technology Ventures; serves as an Xconomist, and on the non-profit boards of the Cambridge Community Foundation and Pivot – an NGO in Madagascar.
Bob holds a B.A. degree from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from The Amos Tuck School. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and their two children. For more, check out his How Hard Can It Be podcast episode.
Bill is an accomplished executive and 17-year venture investor passionate about technical innovation, and helping entrepreneurs win.
Bill has extensive operating experience, culminating in his role as the President of Lucent Technology’s $5 billion Cellular and PCS Wireless Networks division. He held senior management positions in product development and marketing at AT&T, Bell Labs, and Lucent, and made the change to venture investing in 2000.
Bill serves on the Boards of G20 portfolio companies Digital Alloys, Mautic and Siemplify. He remains a GP at Advanced Technology Ventures, and serves on the Boards of Great Point Energy and Rive Technology.
Bill earned an M.B.A. from Columbia University, an M.S. from Stanford University, and a B.S. from Cornell University. He and his wife and two daughters live in Wellesley. For more, check out his How Hard Can It Be podcast episode.
Mike is a venture capitalist who brings nearly 25 years of executive leadership and marketing experience to bear for entrepreneurs. He most recently served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Actifio, a global enterprise data-as-a-service provider he helped turn from an obscure virtualization technology into a venture capital "unicorn" valued at over $1.2 Billion. As CMO from 2012 to 2017, Mike helped grow revenue over 80% per year, creating the Copy Data Virtualization category while expanding the business into blue chip accounts across 37 countries.
He spent his early career at top worldwide ad agencies including McCann-Erickson and FCB, and was named the founding CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Interactive in 1995. He later served as the president of NASDAQ-listed systems integrator Primix, and as General Manager of mobile content pioneer m-Qube from inception through one of the largest Boston-based venture capital exits of 2006.
Mike is a graduate of Cornell and the Harvard Business School, a Board Member of Hometap, SelfMade and Hack Diversity, and a TechStars mentor. He is ranked in the top 1% of the most influential people on Twitter and among the most popular writers on venture capital and entrepreneurship on Medium, and hosts the popular Boston startup community podcast How Hard Can It Be?