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Rob Katcher

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder, hiku, inc.. Previously Product Manager at Palm. Mobile veteran. Princeton grad.

Founder, hiku, inc.. Previously Product Manager at Palm. Mobile veteran. Princeton grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Product
  • Mobile Engineering
I have an idea I'm commited to
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • Mobile Engineering

Involved In

Founder

hiku
M-Pedia Corporation

Positions

Founder hiku January 2012 - present
Product Line Manager, Consumer Smartphones webOS August 2005 - April 2012
Founder M-Pedia Corporation January 2004 - May 2005
Marketing Xpherix Corporation 2002 - 2003
Senior Consultant Redshift 1998 - 2000
Senior Consultant Accenture 1995 - 1998

Education

Princeton University Entrepreneurship and Computer Science 2000 - 2002
University of Georgia Economics 1990 - 1994

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Internet of Things (IoT)

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Marketing • Software • Wireless • Positioning • Startups

Key Accomplishments

Created hiku, www.hiku.us. 100% of the software for our prototype was written by myself and one other team member. We have had a lot of talent contribute to the product since then. I continue to lead product decisions, go to market (branding, PR, etc.), business development activity, as well as remaining hands on with our server side code.

I've been in mobile a long time (since 1999!!), and my previous experience includes both pure mobile software (led some of the earliest mobile apps to launch at Verizon in '02-03), and integrated hardware/software products (with Palm for six years). Since 2002 I've been a product manager so consider myself first and foremost a product and market expert, but recently re-imbraced my inner geek and returned to coding as well because I like it!

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Broad skill set (technical, product, marketing, business), lots of passion, and an entrepreneur's heart.

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Manu Chatterjee
They're my advisor  •  CEO, Metavana and Founder, DeftIO. Penn State grad.
Rob has a great mind for products and is extremely resourceful and committed to bring his new product ideas to market. He has a fantastic a ... ttention to detail and is great to work with and builds lasting and strong relationships with ease.

Manu Chatterjee
We worked together  •  CEO, Metavana and Founder, DeftIO. Penn State grad.
Manu has more technical depth across more subjects than anyone I've met in the Valley. Hardware, software, cloud, you name it. He is scary s ... mart, but he's not just a tech guy. Manu is a great storyteller and strong strategically as well.