Bob Mason is an investor and advisor to early stage ventures, built upon his personal experiences being part of great founding teams that created new markets and built successful, global businesses.
In 2004, Bob co-founded Brightcove (NASDAQ:BCOV), a leading provider of online video services that are used by thousands of customers across the world to publish and operate media experiences across PCs, smartphones, tablets and connected TVs. Previously, he was a founding member of the product team at ATG, an industry leading online commerce platform. ATG went public in 1999 and was acquired by Oracle in 2011. In both roles he provided technical and product leadership for the company’s vision, strategy and design.
Bob is passionate about the power of both for-profit and social impact entrepreneurs to better society and improve our local communities. To that end he mentors other startups through TechStars Boston and contributes towards “micro-genius grants” as a Trustee of The Awesome Foundation.
Bob received the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1994 and currently sits on the WPI Department of Computer Science Board of Advisors.
Board & Advisor Roles (2)Update
|Sep, 2014||DipJar||$420k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2014||CheckiO||$750k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2013||Luvo (formerly Flashnotes)||$1.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2013||Dashbell||$362.5k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2012||Zagster||$1.1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2012||Zagster||$1M / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2012||Rise Robotics||$1.52M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2012||Pact Fitness||$850k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2012||HighScore House||$235k / Seed||Personal Investment|
B.Sc., Computer Science
|Jun 9, 2016||Xconomy - Autodesk, EMC, Project 11 Join Influx Program on June 22|
|Dec 16, 2015||PRWeb Sitemap - TVision Insights Launches Second-by-Second Data Analytics Solution to Fuel the Emerging Programmatic Television Advertising Market|
|Nov 2, 2015||Xconomy - The Network Is the VC: CommonAngels Is Now Converge Venture Partners|
|Sep 29, 2014||TechCrunch - DipJar Raises Funding For A Tip Jar Where You Pay With Plastic, Not Spare Change|
|Sep 19, 2014||Alley Watch - NYC Startup DipJar Raises $420K Seed Round to Make Sure Your Barista Isn’t Short Changed|
|Sep 15, 2014||TechCrunch - DipJar Raises Funding For A Tip Jar Where You Pay With Plastic, Not Spare Change|
|Jul 8, 2014||Venture Beat - Game of Code: Checkio gamifies and crowdsources the task of programming|
|Apr 28, 2014||Beta Boston - Your scorecard for Techstars Boston Demo Day, April 2014|