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Bob Greene is a co-founder of Contour Venture Partners and has been a venture capitalist since the late 1980's. He has invested in all stages of venture capital across several industry sectors.
Prior to launching Contour, Bob was one of the three managing partners of Flatiron Partners. Located in New York City, Flatiron was a leading venture capital firm focused on the information technology sector. The firm backed over 50 companies with over $500 million of venture capital. Bob has also been an active private investor, where he has invested his own capital in emerging technology companies.
Prior to joining Flatiron full time in 1999, Bob was a General Partner at Chase Capital Partners, having joined its predecessor, Chemical Venture Partners, in 1994. Bob started and led Chase Capital's Technology and Internet investment practice. He built the technology team and portfolio within Chase Capital, which included launching Flatiron in New York City in 1996, backing Pitango Venture Capital in Israel in 1996, and launching Techfund Capital in Silicon Valley in 1997.
Some of Bob's notable investments during his career prior to Contour include 3Dfx Interactive, Acurian, Agamatrix, Cobalt Networks, EXIT41, Fundquest, iXL Enterprises, GeoCities, Homebid.com, Kinkos.com, Multex, N*Able Technologies, Nextec, NuRide, Resonate, SeamlessWeb, Stamps.com, and Vindigo.
Bob started his venture capital career in 1988 with Prudential Equity Investors (later known as Cornerstone Equity Partners) as a generalist investor, working on venture investments and buyouts in retailing, consumer, media, business services and healthcare services. Prior to this, he was a banker for five years with First Boston and Fleet Financial.
Bob is the former President of the Venture Investors Association of New York and has been on the VIANY Board since 1994. Bob has been a guest lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Wharton School of Business for many years, and formerly served for five years on the Undergraduate Financial Aid Committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.
Bob received a BS from the Wharton School of Business and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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