Person Overview

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Primary:
Partner Emeritus at Polaris Partners
Past:
CEO/Publisher/Pundit at InfoWorld Media Group, Founder / Chairman / CEO / Div. General Manager / VP, Engineering, Sales & Marketing at 3Com, See All (3)
Education:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University

Description

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Dr. Robert M. Metcalfe joined Polaris in 2001 and is a general partner in our Waltham office.

He holds the position of Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of Innovation at The University of Texas at Austin

Experience: Bob had three careers in technological innovation before becoming a venture capitalist:

While an engineer-scientist (1965-1979), Bob helped pioneer the Internet. In 1973, at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, he invented Ethernet, the local-area networking (LAN) standard on which he shares four patents. Now, 35 years later, about 350 million new Ethernet ports are shipped annually.

While an entrepreneur-executive (1979-1990), Bob founded 3Com Corporation, the billion-dollar networking company where at various times he was Chairman, CEO, division general manager, and vice president of engineering, sales, and marketing.

While a publisher-pundit (1990-2000), Bob was... See More

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