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Rob Frasca

Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Managing Partner, COSIMO Venture Partners and Advisor- Product Strategy and Business Development, Optio Labs.

Managing Partner, COSIMO Venture Partners and Advisor- Product Strategy and Business Development, Optio Labs.

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Involved In

Founder

Internet Venture Works
Galt Technologies

Advisor

Optio Labs, Inc.
Marlin Mobile
Drync
CityVoter, Inc
Marlin Mobile
Drync
OptioLabs, Inc.

Positions

Member Board of Directors Courageous Parents Network May 2015 - present
Member Board of Directors iTagged March 2015 - present
Managing Partner COSIMO Venture Partners May 2014 - present
Member Board of Advisors Marlin Mobile December 2013 - present
Executive Chairman CityVoter October 2013 - present
Member Board of Advisors Drync 2009 - present
Advisor- Product Strategy and Business Development OptioLabs, Inc. March 2014 - January 2015
Managing Director Khepera Group July 2006 - May 2014
Chief Product Officer Vivox July 2010 - March 2013
CEO Viximo,Inc. 2008 - 2009
COO Kaneva 2006 - 2008
CEO & President Affinnova, Inc. 2001 - 2006
Founder, Chairman and CEO Internet Venture Works January 2000 - October 2001
VP and GM of Lycos.com Lycos Europe 1998 - 2000
Member Board of Directors STORM 1998 - 2000
Executive Vice President Wise Wire March 1997 - May 1998
Member Board of Directors Cerebellum Software, INc. 1996 - 1998
Director Business Development, Senior Management Team Intuit January 1996 - March 1997
CEO & Co-Founder Galt Technologies December 1993 - December 1995
Lieutenant US Navy 1988 - 1994

Education

Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business Business Administration 1993 - 1995
Rochester Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering 1983 - 1988
Fairfield College Prepatory School 1979 - 1983

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Wearable Tech

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Matt Hartley
They're my advisor: Optio Labs, Inc.  •  General Manager, Optio Labs. Previously Director, Federal Sales, MobileIron.
Rob has been critical to the design, planning, and upcoming launch of a key product for Optio Labs. Further, he's provided invaluable guida ... nce on critical decisions such as organizational structure, market tuning, and talent acquisition.
John Mamus
We worked together  •  Chief Creative Emerita, MAMUS. Previously Founder/Principal, OSNOVA.
Rob is a visionary, a decision-maker who gets the job done. He is no-nonsense, direct and has an excellent understanding of what makes brand ... s, technologies, and concepts great. An A-list pro for sure.
Durjoy (Ace) Bhattacharjya
Mentor, Blueprint Health LLC and Founder and CEO, medicalrecords.com. Boston grad.
Rob is a great advisor because he's partly crazy and partly right- it's possible that he might both at the same time. Whatever his ideas, t ... hey're worth listening to.
Ciaran Hynes
They're my current cofounder  •  Managing Partner, COSIMO Venture Partners and US Director, GoParkit Technologies.
Rob is an innovative entrepreneur and a growth agent for great technology companies. He has been there and done it with three successful exi ... ts. He adds huge value to the companies he touches and his advice can make the difference between success and failure.
Mike Rowsey
They're my advisor: Marlin Mobile  •  Previously Associate General Manager, Premium Messaging, VeriSign. Previously Associate General Manager, Managed Security, VeriSign.
Rob is great at developing strategy and also at articulating it in a pitch. He has extensive fundraising experience and operating experienc ... e in start-up environments. So he can zero in quickly on how to create value in a new enterprise and turn it into a fundable company. Rob has a natural talent for pitching. His coaching reflects that as well as the lessons of experience with investors. He has a lot of insight into how VCs evaluate concepts and how they organize information.
Juan Posada
I work with founders on strategy, fund raising and customer development. Previously led innovation at Expedia, T-Mobile, MSFT. Geek and MBA
Rob and I crossed paths when he was at Vivox. I was always impressed by Rob's drive to get things done, done, done! - while at the same time ... always keeping the bigger, long term view in perspective. He has done it before, several times, understands the needs of a startup at every stage, from inception to exit, and is a great all-around guy to boot. I'd work with him again in a heartbeat if the opportunity came up.
Bill Schick
Founder, Aqwyre and EVP of Digital, Massachusetts High Technology Council.
Travis is a brilliant business man, strategist, and all around great guy. Also a consummate connector.

Jeff Stein
They're my advisor  •  Founder, GearSay, Inc. and Partner, WilmerHale.
I’ve watched the evolution of GearSay under Jeff’s guidance from a concept to a marketable reality. He is good at absorbing input from ... a wide variety of resources and he has the ambition and desire to build a lasting company in an interesting space. Along the way he has developed significant expertise in building an exciting platform and in tapping into a market opportunity.

Ciaran Hynes
We worked together at COSIMO Venture Partners  •  Managing Partner, COSIMO Venture Partners and US Director, GoParkit Technologies.
Ciaran is a driven, experience entreprenuer and venture partner that knows how to build lasting, successful companies. He is also extremely ... well versed at accelerating and expand companies from Europe to the US.