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Venture Partner @
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4 Investments in 3 Companies
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Male
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San Francisco
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Internet and Consumer Technology investor and executive with over 18 years of experience, including CEO, President/COO, general management, business operations, product management, product development, M&A, and strategy.

Currently, Venture Partner at Accel Partners. Prior to Accel, President & COO at Groupon responsible for Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Operations & International. Prior to Groupon, Venture Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), one of the largest and most successful growth equity tech-focused VC firms with $8 billion under management.

Previously, served as the President and CEO of SIDESTEP, the web's first real-time vertical search engine in the travel category. Led successful turnaround and $200 million all-cash merger with KAYAK.

Prior to SideStep, served in multiple executive management roles at YAHOO including Senior Vice President, Commerce and Vice President/General Manager of the Yahoo Shopping Group responsible for Yahoo's Shopping, Travel, Auctions, Classifieds, Real Estate, E-Commerce Hosting and Vertical Product Search businesses.

Other roles included product management and marketing at Electronic Arts, Cendant, Golfweb (funded by Redpoint), and Zaplet (funded by Kleiner- Perkins).

Rob also competed at a high level in water polo earning All-America honors at UC Berkeley and was a member of two NCAA national championship teams.

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Product Management and Marketing
Jan 16, 2006
Oct, 2008
President & Chief Executive Officer

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Investments (4)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Apr, 2014$42.75M / Series CPersonal Investment
Jul, 2013$2.4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2011$1.75M / VenturePersonal Investment
Jan, 2009$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment

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