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Bob Goodman

Partner

Bob Goodman is a partner in the New York office where he has been a leading investor in enterprise software, mobile, and B2B marketplace companies for over 20 years. In that time he has helped over 15 companies reach successful M&A and IPO exits, including BladeLogic (IPO in 2007), Broadsoft (IPO in 2010), Intucell (acquired by Cisco) and Flarion Technologies (acquired by Qualcomm).

Bob currently sits on many boards, including ACV Auctions, Sisense, Fuze, and many other startups. Bob is there for the highs and lows of building great companies. He is passionate about partnering with early-stage founders and being one of the first investors they call.

Before becoming an investor, he founded two successful telecommunications companies. While building his second company, Celcore, Bob raised his Series A from Bessemer in 1994. After Celcore was acquired by Alcatel through the acquisition of DSC in 1997, Bob decided to join the firm as the first partner in New York City. Prior to Celcore Bob founded Boatphone, a group of cellular operating companies in the Caribbean. Having served as CEO of both companies, Bob offers a dynamic combination of entrepreneurial, operating, and investment expertise to his portfolio companies. He holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

"VCs don’t run companies. Management teams run companies. We're looking to partner with teams that can build world-class businesses."

Companies

Affirmed Networks *

Affirmed Networks

ACQUIRED BY: MICROSOFT

Affirmed Networks develops mobile network solutions with gateway functionality, rich application and content delivery services. In March 2020, Affirmed Networks was acquired by Microsoft.

Anaqua *

Anaqua

ACQUIRED BY: ASTORG

Anaqua provides intellectual asset management software solutions and services to corporations of all sizes. Anaqua was acquired by Astorg, a leading European private equity firm, in February 2019.

BladeLogic *

BladeLogic

ACQUIRED BY: BMC

BladeLogic provides data center automation solutions for IT infrastructure in business organizations. Bladelogic went public in 2007 (NASDAQ: BLOG) and was acquired by BMC in 2008.

Blue Apron *

Blue Apron

NYSE: APRN

Blue Apron delivers fresh ingredients and step-by-step recipes to your door. In June 2017, Blue Apron went public (NYSE: APRN).

Broadsoft *

Broadsoft

ACQUIRED BY: CISCO

BroadSoft develops software that enables mobile and fixed-line service providers to deliver real-time communications via their IP networks. In June 2010, BroadSoft went public (NASDAQ: BSFT).

Capsule8 *

Capsule8

ACQUIRED BY: SOPHOS

Capsule8 is an information technology company that develops real-time zero-day attack detection at production scale. Capsule8 was acquired by Sophos in July 2021.

cargo.one

cargo.one

cargo.one is the digital platform for freight forwarders to search, compare and book air freight capacities across airlines.

Cypress.io

Cypress.io

Cypress.io enables front-end testing for anything that runs in the browser.

Devo

Devo

Devo unlocks the full value of machine data for the world’s most instrumented enterprises by putting more data to work now.

DriveNets

DriveNets

DriveNets helps Communications Service Providers (CSPs) take advantage of the greatest demand surge in telco history.

Electric

Electric

Electric provides all-in-one, real-time tech support for small and mid-size businesses.

Flarion Technologies *

Flarion Technologies

ACQUIRED BY: QUALCOMM

Flarion is the pioneer of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex Access (OFDMA) technology. In 2006, Flarion was acquired by QUALCOMM.

GTS Central Europe *

GTS Central Europe

ACQUIRED BY: DUESTSCHE TELEKOM

GTS provides integrated fixed-line communications services in Central and Eastern Europe. In May 2014, GTS was acquired by Duetsche Telekom in 2014.

IAG Research, Inc. *

IAG Research, Inc.

ACQUIRED BY: THE NIELSEN CO.

IAG Research, Inc. provides media metrics to large advertisers through proprietary research. IAG Research, Inc. was acquired by The Nielsen Co.

Intucell *

Intucell

ACQUIRED BY: CISCO

Intucell offers a self-optimizing network solution that enable radio operators to better utilize their radio access networks. In February 2013, Intucell was acquired by Cisco.

Light

Light

Light is the creator of a multi-lens and multi-sensor camera.

MealPal

MealPal

MealPal is a subscription service that provides members with affordable daily lunch options from restaurants near where they live or work.

Millennial Media *

Millennial Media

ACQUIRED BY: AOL

Millennial Media is a mobile advertising marketplace. In 2015, Millennial Media was acquired by AOL.

Netsmart Technologies *

Netsmart Technologies

ACQUIRED BY: GENSTAR CAPITAL

Netsmart Technologies supplies on-demand and enterprise-wide software solutions for health and human services providers. In June 2010 Netsmart Technologies was acquired by Genstar Capital.

Portainer

Portainer

Portainer is a universal container management tool.

Qwilt

Qwilt

Qwilt develops pioneering video delivery technology to power the online entertainment revolution.

Sedona Systems *

Sedona Systems

ACQUIRED BY: CISCO

Sedona Systems revolutionizes the way high-end networks are designed and operated, leveraging the emerging wave of SDN (software defined networks). Sedona Systems was acquired by Cisco in June 2021.

SilverSky *

SilverSky

ACQUIRED BY: BAE SYSTEMS

SilverSky provides on-demand messaging and security services to businesses. SilverSky was acquired by BAE Systems in 2014.

Smashfly

Smashfly

SmashFly Technologies provides marketing automation for recruiting

Tackle.io

Tackle.io

Tackle.io is a software company dedicated to helping software providers accelerate revenue through Cloud Marketplaces.

Vayyar

Vayyar

Vayyar develops 3D imaging sensors, opening the world to a new generation of safe, mobile and low cost imaging devices.

Verodin *

Verodin

ACQUIRED BY: FIREEYE

Verodin is a business platform that enables organizations to measure, manage, and improve their cybersecurity effectiveness. Verodin was acquired by FireEye in May 2019.

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