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Robert Raisch

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Seasoned C-level technical lead/architect and hands-on developer. Serial entrepreneur with three successful exits.

Seasoned C-level technical lead/architect and hands-on developer. Serial entrepreneur with three successful exits.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Back End Engineering
  • Full Stack Engineering
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Product

Involved In




Contractor Wolters Kluwer January 2010 - January 2014
Senior Software Engineer Yieldbot October 2014 - present
Developer/Architect/Advisor Sii.TV January 2012 - present
Principal Raisch Consulting January 2011 - present
Director/Co-owner Datamuse Corporation January 2000 - present
Serial Entrepreneur Varied 1991 - present
Partner Financial Media Holdings Group January 2005 - January 2011
CTO Compliance Week June 2005 - December 2010
Senior Developer IMN June 2001 - January 2005
Chief Scientist The Internet Company January 1991 - September 1997
Developer O'Reilly Media January 1991 - June 1992


Roeper City and Country School 1974 - 1977

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Games
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Music
  • • Photos
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education
  • • Records
  • • Wellness
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

E-Commerce • Social networking • Entrepreneurship • mobile devices • HTML

Key Accomplishments

Serial entrepreneur, seasoned developer, techno-geek.

More than twenty years in Internet technologies at all levels from protocols to product development.

Adept at ground-up design, systems architecture, security hardening, and both front and back-end development.

Favorite technologies include JavaScript, Nodejs, Mongo, Redis, ElasticSearch, SOLR, ZeroMQ, etc. though I've designed/programmed in most current technologies.

Buzzwords: SOA, REST, MVC(x), TDD, Fault Tolerance, Robust lights-out operations.

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Scott Simpson Cohen
We worked together
I know that Rob Raisch would be a great entrepreneur because he's already done it, several times. He was there at the birth of the Internet ... (knew Andreesen before he was Andreesen) and was involved in myriad companies and initiatives dating back to the early 90s. He's proven his entrepreneurial chops several times over: He created O'Reilly's Global Network Navigator, co-founded the Cambridge Entrepreneurial Network, founded (sold to Mecklermedia), cofounded The Electronic Newsstand (eNews, sold); and founded a digital information service that merged with one of my companies. He because CTO of that entity, and helped sell it a few years later. Rob is the ultimate entrepreneurs: Aggressive, creative, hungry, forward thinking, and wicked smaht.
Guy Hanan
We worked together
Rob has consistently shown the vision to define concepts, the ability to develop a strategic implementation plan, and the drive to build out ... the concept.
Barry Greenfield
We worked together at Compliance Week
Robert is a technically savvy "idea" collaborator who has the ability to take concepts and turn them into actual products.
Matt Kelly
We worked together at Compliance Week
Rob has ample experience working in small environments where you have lots of ideas and relatively little cash to make them happen. That's w ... hat working as a startup is all about.
Peter Shaw
We worked together
Rob is always on the bleeding edge of technology trends. He's a visionary who has a unique perspective on the application and implications ... of technology
Libby Freligh
They're my friends
Rob has been at the forefront of the Internet and related technologies since I met him in the early 80's. He has continued to explore, innov ... ate, take risks and simply enjoy watching the tech landscape unfold. His appetite for new ideas is voracious and when he decides to take an idea to the next level he commits completely and weathers the ups and downs of creation with grace and class.
Mary Starks
We worked together at The Internet Company
Rob sees the opportunities buried in every technology he gets his hands on, even when others have walked right by. His focus on the big idea ... , his ability to inspire both business and technical individuals to see his vision, and his passion for executing on that vision make him both a personal inspiration and great fun to work with. Matched with the right rubber-meets-road business brain, Rob's insane technical and industry knowledge would be an invaluable asset.