Jesse Robbins is Founder & CEO of Orion, a wearable communication startup.
Robbins previously founded Chef and served for 3 years as the company's CEO. Robbins is a recognized expert in Infrastructure, Web Operations, and Emergency Management.
He created & was a founding chair of the Velocity Web Performance & Operations Conference. Prior to Chef, he worked at Amazon.com with a title of "Master of Disaster" where he was responsible for Website Availability for every property bearing the Amazon brand.
Robbins is a volunteer Firefighter/EMT and Emergency Manager, and led a task force deployed in Operation Hurricane Katrina. His experiences in the fire service profoundly influence his efforts in technology, and he strives to distill his knowledge from these two worlds and apply it in service of both.
|Feb, 2016||Orion Labs||$9M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2015||Fastly||$75M / Series D||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2015||Beartooth||$2M / Convertible Note||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2014||Zephyrus Biosciences||$1.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2014||Zymergen||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2013||Orion Labs||$500k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2013||PagerDuty||$10.7M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2012||Message Bus||$11M / Series B||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2011||Fastly||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep 13, 2016||The Verge - Is Alexa integration enough to make you want this modern walkie-talkie?|
|Jul 8, 2016||dealerscope.com - Dealerscope's 2016 40 Under 40|
|Jun 29, 2016||hot97.com - HiT: The Onyx Wearable Is Like Putting a Nextel Chirp On Any Smartphone [VIDEO]|
|Jun 23, 2016||Business Wire - New Context and Blackrock 3 Partners Create Comprehensive ‘Prepare & Respond’ Offering for Fortune 500 Companies, Government Agencies|
|Jun 3, 2016||newswatchtv.com - Onyx – Hands-Free Real-Time Communication|
|Feb 18, 2016||PE HUB - Avalon, Motorola Solutions invest $9 mln in Orion Labs|
|Feb 18, 2016||fashiontimes.com - Connected Accessory Brand Orion Debuts Its Revamped Tech Wearable, The Onyx|
|Feb 18, 2016||Venture Beat - Wearable startup Orion Labs raises $9M from Motorola Solutions and Avalon Ventures|