- April 27, 1966
Robert (“Bob”) Zangrillo is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Dragon Global. Zangrillo is a veteran investor and executive in the social networking, entertainment media, eCommerce, mobility, software and mobile industries and his talents for providing significant financial returns for his investors and building teams dedicated to delivering leading industry solutions are widely known. Over the last few years, Zangrillo has diversified into commercial real estate development in Miami, where he has partnered with Tony Cho to build Cho Dragon, one of Miami’s leading real estate development companies.
Over the last eight years, Zangrillo has built Dragon Global into one of the leading venture growth firms based on his track record of investing in the leading technology growth companies, including Facebook, Jet.com, Twitter, Uber Technologies, and Zynga. Zangrillo has over twenty-five years of experience in venture capital with a remarkable track record. He has been a pioneer in the venture growth investment area where he has led some of the largest primary and secondary investments. Zangrillo was one of the earliest late stage venture growth investors in Facebook. During the period from 2008-2012, Zangrillo became one of the largest late stage investors in Facebook, through multiple predecessor funds, leading to his founding of Dragon Global.
Zangrillo was both one of the early visionaries to recognize the enormous potential of social media in 2008 and Internet commerce in 1995 and how they both would transform the way business is conducted in the new global economy. Over the last twenty-five years, Zangrillo has been a prominent figure in the Internet community, with significant roles as a Chairman and CEO, venture capital investor, active executive director and advisor to high-growth companies.
Zangrillo has been recognized for his leadership in the industry and has received numerous personal and technology awards, such as 1998 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year and Crain’s Top 40 under 40 Award. From 2001-2006, Zangrillo was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he served on the Committee on Finance and Budget.
Zangrillo received his MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and his BA from the University of Vermont.
Founder & Chairman and CEO
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