I’m a über-geek who now concentrates on investing in and advising startups, and consulting with large companies.
Most of the time, I work with companies involved in core technology, infrastructure, and data center technology, 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, mobile, security, etc. PLEASE: NO CONSUMER.
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, and you should familiarize yourself with how I make investment decisions. I promise to answer any correspondence that takes both of these into account, and I similarly promise not to answer any correspondence that starts with “Dear Angel Investor.”
I am an investor in or an advisor to:
- AppFog (formerly PhPFog)
- Azul Systems
- Data Dog
- Musicsoft Arts
- Genetic Finance
- Jive Software (Filed for a $100MM IPO)
- mint.com (Acquired by Intuit)
- OneTrueFan (Acquired by BigDoor)
- Rixty (Acquired by MOL)
- Stack Overflow
- Tealeaf (Acquired by IBM)
- Terracotta (Acquired by Software AG)
- vCider (Acquired by Cisco)
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 10 years (including Mint.com, which sold to Intuit for $170MM in September 2009), and is Mentor for Techstars NYC.
He also served as the CTO-in-Residence and Venture Advisor at Azure Capital Partners from 2006-2010.
Bob graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from San Francisco State University and holds a Masters degree from Brown University.