Dr. Robert Sansom is the Board Chairman of Netronome Systems Inc.
He is an active angel investor and mentor to start-up businesses in the UK and US. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of Azuro, Inc., a start-up developing tools to reduce power requirements on integrated circuits; Tenison Technology, which delivers software tools that enable hardware and software engineers designing integrated circuits to work together; Fetch, Inc., which delivers tools and services that integrate Internet-available data sources; and Ubisense, Ltd, which is the market leader in indoor, 3D location-detection systems.
In September 2001, he Co - Founded, and currently is Chairman of, Cambridge Angels, a group of seasoned technology and bio-technology entrepreneurs who invest in and mentor technology start-ups in the Cambridge area.
In 1990, Dr. Sansom Co - Founded FORE Systems, a data communications company which became the leading developer of ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) networks. Dr. Sansom was initially responsible for FORE's finance and business strategy, including raising venture capital, then ran the software engineering group, building it up to a team of 200 engineers, and finally became responsible for technical strategy as Chief Technology Officer.
Dr. Sansom was also a Member of the Board of Directors of FORE. In 1999, when it employed over 2,000 employees and had annual revenues of over $600 million, FORE was sold to Marconi (previously GEC plc) for $4.5 billion. Dr. Sansom continued as Marconi’s Chief Technology Officer until April 2000.
Dr. Sansom has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA.
An M.A. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, England.