Bob Goodman is a partner in the firm’s New York office, where he focuses primarily on investing in software, mobile, communications and consumer technology companies.
Bob currently serves on the boards of meal-delivery service, Blue Apron; unified communications services provider Fuze; developer of virtualized mobile network infrastructure Affirmed Networks; 3D imaging company Vayyar; business intelligence software company Sisense; recruitment marketing software leader Smashfly; software and service for IP and IA management provider Anaqua; SDN networking company Sedona Systems; subscription lunch service MealPal; next-generation camera manufacturer Light; cloud based legal software company Disco; provider of container security Capsule8; and Qwilt, provider of transparent caching for carriers and network service providers.
Bob's former portfolio companies include CloudLock (acquired by Cisco); Apperian (acquired by Arxan Technologies); LogicNow (acquired by SolarWinds); Intucell (acquired by Cisco); Broadsoft (IPO); SelectMinds (acquired by Oracle); ART Advanced Recognition Technologies (acquired by Scansoft, now Nuance); Flarion Technologies (acquired by Qualcomm); Bladelogic (IPO, then acquired by BMC); Millennial Media (IPO, then acquired by AOL); IAG Research (acquired by Nielsen); Nistevo (acquired by Sterling); Octave Communications (acquired by Voyant, then Polycom); Silversky (acquired by BAE) System Management ARTS (SMARTS, acquired by EMC); Taqua (acquired by Tekelec); Telica (purchased by Lucent); Zensys (acquired by Sigma Designs); and Netsmart Technologies (acquired by Genstar Capital).
Before joining Bessemer, Bob founded two successful telecommunications companies: wireless-equipment leader Celcore, acquired by Alcatel through the acquisition of DSC in 1997, and Boatphone, a group of cellular operating companies in the Caribbean. Having served as CEO of both companies, Bob brings the dynamic combination of entrepreneurial, operating and investment expertise to his portfolio companies.
Bob holds a B.A. from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University. He currently serves as Trustee of Brown University as well as on several nonprofit boards, including The Play Group Theatre.