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Bob Mason

Bob Mason is an investor and advisor to early stage ventures, built upon his personal experiences being part of great founding teams that created new markets and built successful, global businesses.

In 2004, Bob co-founded Brightcove (NASDAQ:BCOV), a leading provider of online video services that are used by thousands of customers across the world to publish and operate media experiences across PCs, smartphones, tablets and connected TVs. Previously, he was a founding member of the product team at ATG, an industry leading online commerce platform. ATG went public in 1999 and was acquired by Oracle in 2011. In both roles he provided technical and product leadership for the company’s vision, strategy and design.

Bob is passionate about the power of both for-profit and social impact entrepreneurs to better society and improve our local communities. To that end he mentors other startups through TechStars Boston and contributes towards “micro-genius grants” as a Trustee of The Awesome Foundation.

Bob received the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1994 and currently sits on the WPI Department of Computer Science Board of Advisors.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
CheckiO 1/2014Seed$630k10
Flashnotes 7/2013Seed$1.5M6
Dashbell 6/2013Seed$713k14
Zagster 10/2012Venture Round$1M9
Pact Fitness 6/2012Seed$850k6
HighScore House 1/2012SeedC$235k8



  1. CheckiO secures $750K investment ( [edit]
  2. Flashnotes Closes $1.5M Seed Funding;Acquires NoteUtopia ( [edit]
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  4. Zagster raises $1M to take bike-sharing service nationwide ( [edit]
  5. GymPact Grabs $850K From Guitar Hero Founder & More To Give You Cash For Getting In Shape ( [edit]
  6. Can Kids Love Chores? 500 Startups Alum HighScore House Says Yes ( [edit]
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