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Bob Bridge

Entrepreneur • Advisor Austin, Texas Area, US

Experienced early stage CEO.Raised $60M. Multiple acquisitions. Interested in cyber-security and also social-impact opportunities.

Experienced early stage CEO.Raised $60M. Multiple acquisitions. Interested in cyber-security and also social-impact opportunities.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing

Involved In

Founder

InView Technology Corporation
InView Technology Corporation
Zilker Labs

Advisor

Start-up companies
Vigilant Devices
Start- Up
Solar Power Technologies Inc

Positions

Executive Director Southwest Angel Network for Social Impact (SWAN Impact) September 2015 - present
Contractor, IC2 Global Commercialization Group The University of Texas at Austin June 2015 - present
Mentor and Advisor Start- Up April 2014 - present
Founder and Board Director InView Technology Corporation March 2009 - present
Founder and CEO InView Technology Corporation March 2009 - August 2014
Board member Solar Power Technologies Inc December 2009 - August 2012
Entrepreneur in Residence The University of Texas at Austin February 2009 - July 2009
Founder and CEO Zilker Labs November 2002 - February 2009
Founding CEO COPAN Systems 2001 - 2002
Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) Austin Ventures 2000 - 2002
VP Marketing Agere Inc January 1999 - May 2000
VP and GM, Communication Products Cirrus Logic 1985 - 1998
Director of Marketing and Sales Motorola July 1982 - May 1985
District Manager, Corporate Headquarters AT&T January 1980 - June 1982
Member of Technical Staff Bell Labs August 1976 - December 1979

Education

The University of Texas at Austin Computer Engineering 1973 - 1976
Rice University Mathematical Sciences 1969 - 1973

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
Advisor With
  • • Cyber security
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Social Impact
  • • Records
  • • cyber security
  • • social-impact

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Marketing • Fundraising • Team Building

Key Accomplishments

I have turned the crank multiple times as a founder. Can tell a compelling business story to investors. Can help build a great team. Have good marketing instincts about what it takes to make a product successful in the marketplace. Have tackled difficult technologies .

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I like co-founders who are smart, assertive and experienced but who also are cooperative, have a sense of humility and are constantly learning..

As an Advisor

I try to give equal doses of encouragement and constructive guidance. My helps usually focuses on market validation and investor presentations.

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Skip Taylor, PhD
We worked together  •  Founder/President, Elegant Audio Solutions. Previously Director of D2Audio Technology, Intersil Corporation.
I have worked with Bob, and have also been a Founder of a Partner company. Bob is a strong leader, and is well-connected in the industry.
Aaron Chockla
We worked together  •  Senior Consultant, Foresight Science & Technology and Co-Founder and CEO, Lucelo Technologies, Inc.. Kellogg grad.
Bob is an experienced serial entrepreneur with several successful raises and exits. He is very knowledgeable and know how to effectively nav ... igate the many challenges facing entrepreneurs.
Marc Ferguson
We worked together  •  Founder and CEO of Hungry Planet Technology
Bob is the epitome of a serial entrepreneur - which is different from the one-time entrepreneur who has a single great idea to ride. He unde ... rstands the science of developing an idea or early stage technology into a commercial enterprise - which for me is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. He is disciplined to stay in his lane of technology he can understand thoroughly, and a true executive when it comes to forging together a team and organization one piece at a time. There aren't many people I would have more confidence to shepherd a company through its early stages.
Mayur Mehta
We worked together  •  Director Engineering, Intersil Corporation. Previously VP Engineering, D2Audio.
Bob has worked on many startups including co-founding many companies. He has also worked as entrepreneur in residence for Area's biggest VC ... firm - Austin Ventures. Bob lives and breathes entrepreneurship and is very resourceful.
Matt Cohen
We worked together  •  Founder & President, OneSpot and Mentor, Capital Factory. Rice grad.
Bob is a serial entrepreneur with multiple companies under his belt and a passion for helping new teams. He's also a terrific person who ha ... s worked to help the entire Austin entrepreneurial community through education and mentoring.
Christopher Piedmonte
They're my friends  •  Founder and Executive Director, Phantom Air Racing, Incorporated and Founder, CEO and CTO, Suvola Corporation.
Bob has significant experience in startup ventures throughout their life-cycle. He is easy to work with a real team player.
Blake Borgeson
They're my investor  •  Co-founder, Recursion Pharmaceuticals and Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Bob's driven multiple companies from inception and knows how to build and manage an engineering-driven company.
Mohsin Lari
We worked together  •  Sr. QA Engineer II, Ixia and President, MCSS Inc. - A 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization.
Yes, he will be. His past history and performance indicates that he is and will be great entrepreneur.
Mark McDermott
We worked together  •  Adjunct Faculty & Entrepreneur in Residence, The University of Texas at Austin. Previously Sr. Director, Apple.
Bob has a very balanced approach to building new companies. He understands how to spend money correctly, the pace at which to grow the compa ... ny. He surrounds himself with the A-Team and provides great mentorship to his team.
Dave Perry
We worked together  •  Global Commercialization Expert, Consultant for University of Texas, Professor @ Acton MBA, Advisor/Mentor for RackN, Arovia.io.
Bob is a seasoned tech executive with a wealth of information that he is very willing to share with colleagues and innovators. He is very br ... ight and is able to see things from the perspective of the customer and the company.

Skip Taylor, PhD
We worked together  •  Founder/President, Elegant Audio Solutions. Previously Director of D2Audio Technology, Intersil Corporation.
Skip is energetic, creative, and friendly, with lots of start-up experience at the executive level. Also, he knows everything there is to k ... now about audio.

Matt Cohen
They're my friends  •  Founder & President, OneSpot and Mentor, Capital Factory. Rice grad.
Matt has deep experience as both a VC and an entrepreneur. He is extremely driven, insightful, and just gets things done. Plus he a nice guy ... , and a pleasure to work with.