I’m a über-geek now investing in and advising startups. I also have an technology strategy consultancy for medium to large companies.
I focus on companies whose products are in core technology, infrastructure, enterprise, and data center, which includes storage, networking, processing, high-performance computing, cloud computing, grid computing, parallel processing, virtualization, data management, transaction processing and application servers, messaging, complex event processing, devops/management, mobile, security, etc.
I would love to talk with you about your startup, but please note that your product should fall into (or be pretty close to) one of the categories in the previous paragraph.
I am or have been an investor in or an advisor to:
- AppFog (formerly PhPFog, acquired by Century Tel)
- Azul Systems (makers of Zing JVM)
- Cask (formerly Continuuity)
- Sentient.AI (was Genetic Finance)
- Terracotta (acquired by Software AG)
- Tutum (Techstars NY ’14)
- vCider (acquired by Cisco)
- Pani Networks (too new to have a website!)
- Musicsoft Arts (makers of DJ Mixer)
- mint.com (acquired by Intuit)
- Rixty (acquired by MOL)
- Stack Overflow
- Dispatch (acquired by meetup.com)
- getsatisfaction.com (acquired by sprinklr.com)
- IrisVR (Techstars NYC ’15)
- Jive Software (NASDAQ:JIVE)
- Kii (was db4o)
- LocalVox/Nearsay (acquired by Yellow Pages’s parent)
- matter.io (Techstars NY ’14)
- OneTrueFan (Acquired by BigDoor)
- Tealeaf (Acquired by IBM)
Here’s my publishable bio:
Bob Pasker has been building successful technology companies and products for over 25 years. His deep understanding of the software, hardware, and networking industries has led him to design and develop numerous innovative, award winning products, most notably WebLogic, where he was a cofounder, as well as the principal developer and chief architect of the WebLogic Application Server.
At Kenamea, Bob was a pioneer in the real-time web and AJAX space when, in 1999, he developed one of the first internet pub/sub and Rich Internet Application systems. At Tribe Computer Works, he led the team which developed the first embedded web-based device management system.
As a technology advisor, he consults with hardware and software start-ups to develop and implement long-term business strategies and provides direction on product development, fund raising, sales and marketing, and business development.
Bob has been an active angel investor for over 14 years and is a Mentor for Techstars NYC (and a top-10 mentor for 2014).
Bob graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from San Francisco State University and holds a Masters degree from Brown University.