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Degrees

Columbia University, M.B.A.
Business
University of California, Berkeley, B.A.
Political Economy

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Member Of The Board Of Directors
Board of Directors

Former Companies

Senior Director, Business Development
Member Of The Board Of Directors
Product Manager
Director, Palm Ventures

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Rob Hayes

Rob Hayes is partner at First Round Capital in 2006. Rob came to First Round Capital from Omidyar Network where he was their first venture investor. He led most of Omidyar Network’s initial venture capital deals and later built and ran the technology investing group.

Prior to joining Omidyar Network in 2004, Rob was at Palm, where he started up their corporate venture fund. While in that role he also managed the strategy effort around Palm OS that led to the spinout of PalmSource. Rob started at Palm as product manager for the initial device-independent releases of Palm OS. During this time, Rob was responsible for the versions of Palm OS on dozens of devices including the initial Treo products.

Rob previously spearheaded complex, system-level product development efforts at companies such as Geoworks and Go Corp where he focused on building products for the Japanese market. He began his career with the Japan External Trade Organization, studying international trade issues and building relationships between US and Japanese businesses, at a time when trade friction between the two countries was at its peak.

Rob has an MBA from Columbia University and a B.A. in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley.

Recent Milestones

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    Rob Hayes invested in Remind101. (1/1/12)
    Posted 9/18/13 at 7:30am
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    Rob Hayes added a position as Board of Directors at OneTrueFan. (9/1/10)
    Posted 2/20/11 at 10:42am
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    Rob Hayes added a position as Partner at First Round Capital. (7/1/06)
    Posted 2/8/08 at 1:15pm
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    Rob Hayes added a position as Director at Omidyar Network. (1/1/04)
    Posted 5/1/13 at 1:22am
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    Rob Hayes added a position as Senior Director, Business Development at Palm. (1/1/01)
    Posted 10/7/09 at 10:43am
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    Rob Hayes added a position as Director, Palm Ventures at Palm. (1/1/99)
    Posted 5/1/13 at 1:22am
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    Rob Hayes added a position as Product Manager at Geoworks. (1/1/95)
    Posted 5/1/13 at 1:20am
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    Rob Hayes added a position as Member Of The Board Of Directors at SimpleGeo.
    Posted 12/19/09 at 6:55pm
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    Rob Hayes added a position as Member Of The Board Of Directors at Gnip.
    Posted 1/25/10 at 6:34pm
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    Rob Hayes added to Uber.
    Posted 10/15/10 at 1:57am

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Remind101 1/2012Seed$1M11

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