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