Bob is a partner at Morgenthaler Ventures and one of the most respected venture capital investors in the industry. From 1990 to 1992, he served as President and then Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association.
Bob's major focus is on semiconductors, materials, devices and energy. He has been involved in many of the firm's successful investments - Apple Computer, Applied Intelligent Systems (acquired by Electro Scientific), Aptis Communications (acquired by Nortel Networks), Atria Software (acquired by Rational Software), Endwave, Gliatech, Illustra Information Technologies (acquired by Informix), Intrinsa (acquired by Microsoft), New Focus, Synernetics (acquired by 3Com), and Synopsys.
Morgenthaler Ventures has been dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build valuable companies for more than 41 years. Morgenthaler has invested in approximately 300 companies in the information technology and life science sectors. Representative portfolio companies in the IT space include: NexTag, Siri, Inc., Sezmi, Peregrine Semiconductor, Lending Club, Jaspersoft, MuleSource, Practice Fusion, Force10, Nominum, Voltage Security, Cortina, Brion, Synopsys, Verifone, Nuance Communications, Apple and NEXTEL.
Member, Board of Directors
2010 - 2012
2001 - 2012
2001 - 2012
|Feb, 2013||R2 Semiconductor||$5M / Venture||Morgenthaler Ventures|
|Feb, 2012||R2 Semiconductor||$10.06M / Venture||Morgenthaler Ventures|
|Nov, 2009||sezmi||$25M / Series C||Morgenthaler Ventures|
|May, 2009||Unity Semiconductor||$22M / Series C||Morgenthaler Ventures|
|May, 2009||R2 Semiconductor||$13M / Series A||Morgenthaler Ventures|
|Dec, 2008||Paratek||$20M / Venture||Morgenthaler Ventures|
|Nov, 2008||sezmi||$33M / Series B||Morgenthaler Ventures|
|Aug, 2007||sezmi||$17.5M / Series A||Morgenthaler Ventures|
|Sep, 2006||Cortina Systems||$132M / Series D||Morgenthaler Ventures|
|May, 2005||Paratek||$15M / Series C||Morgenthaler Ventures|
|Jan, 2005||CLK Design Automation||$5M / Series A||Morgenthaler Ventures|
|Nov, 2004||Peregrine Semiconductor||$17.6M / Series C||Morgenthaler Ventures|
|Feb, 2003||Peregrine Semiconductor||$23M / Series A (Lead)||Morgenthaler Ventures|
|Jun 20, 2016||TechCrunch - One of the industry’s earliest VCs, David Morgenthaler, has passed away|
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|Mar 31, 2011||Xconomy - Embracing Angels: A VC’s Perspective|
|Feb 2, 2010||TechCrunch - TheFunded Ranks The Most Loved VCs Of 2009|