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Columbia University, BS
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Robert Goldberg

Robert Goldberg is a seasoned entrepreneur, technology leader and investor with more than 30 years of experience building companies from early-stage startups to established enterprises. Most recently Robert was a member of the early executive team at Zynga serving as its first senior vice president of business operations and corporate development.

His work resulted in key revenue initiatives, global partnerships, and strategic acquisitions, which contributed to Zynga reaching over $1 billion run rate in revenue, growing its employee base to over 2,500 worldwide and expanding distribution to 100 countries worldwide in less than three years. Robert also established and led Zynga’s operations in Asia where he guided the company’s expansion onto multiple SNS and mobile platforms. During his career, Robert helped lead three companies to initial public offerings and has been involved in numerous successful exits.

Previously, Robert was Managing Director at Idealab where he pioneered the capital-efficient strategy of “innovation through milestone investing” which tied frequent operating and innovation milestones to successive capital investments. Prior to Idealab, Robert spent more than 20 years in senior management, corporate investment and strategy positions at media, e-commerce and enterprise software companies.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Applied Science from Columbia University in New York City.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Fliptop 3/2013Seed$2.8M3
Ad Hoc Labs 10/2012Angel6
Side.Cr 12/2011Seed14



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