Frank Robles Mr. Robles developed the original idea for metropolitan gigabit
Ethernet (GigE) based Carriers, and founded the industry leader Yipes
Communications. The formation of this new market segment spawned new
service providers and vendors targeting carrier grade feature sets
for 1 GigE and 10 GigE.
Mr. Robles is an entrepreneur and investor with extensive experience
in starting and building companies as part of the original founding
team as well as assisting startups in general as part of their core
team and as a seed investor. Mr. Robles operating roles have included
Board member, CEO, VP Operations, VP Corporate Development, General
Manager, Software Engineering Manager, Software Engineer and QA Manager.
Some of the companies Mr. Robles has played a role in include:
Yipes Communications, OakStone Ventures, NanoSpace, Agile Media,
Kana Communications, Ascencia, YY Software, Netscape, AlphaBlox,
HP, Siebel Systems, Netcom, Apple Newton, Coactive Communications,
EPYX Software, MEI, BOA and Tecla Software.
Mr. Robles is also a Senior Associate of Foresight Institute.
Peter K. Loeb, Jr. Peter
has served twice as a venture-backed CEO, and has held VP/GM
positions at companies including Electronic Arts, SEGA, and
AuctionDrop. He was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Benchmark
Capital. In the 1980s, Peter worked in financial services in the
U.S. and Europe for Shearson Lehman Bros and Societa. Partecipazioni
Finanziarie. He earned an MBA at Harvard University and a BA at
Roy has been an active entrepreneur and advisor to several Silicon
Valley companies. He recently joined the Business Development
Team of PayPal's Merchant Services Group after serving as the VP
of Sales & Marketing at 4charity, Inc. where he managed their
in-house sales and marketing group. Prior to 4charity, he
was a Partner at QTV Capital, where he assisted portfolio companies
of this VC firm focus their sales and marketing initiatives.
As a co-founder of NetAbacus Corporation, Roy played many roles
as the web-based software company grew from 2 to 25 employees in
the first year. He served as the VP of Marketing/Strategic Relations;
leading the marketing efforts, drafting the business plan, developing
pitch presentations, facilitating fundraising, and guiding brand
strategy. When the market turned in mid-2000, he facilitated the
acquisition of NetAbacus by Biztro and the combined entity became
Rivio, Inc. a brand name that his team at NetAbacus had developed.
At Rivio, he was responsible for channel marketing, leading the customer-acquisition
marketing efforts through an ingredient-branding strategy.
Currently, Roy serves as the President of the Board
of Directors for Variety Children's Charity of Northern California
and Treasurer of Bay Area Theater Sports Improv. He holds a BA in
Mathematics (with High Honors) from the College of the Holy Cross,
a JD from Stanford Law School, and an MBA with certificates in Global
and Public Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.