VCJ Fact Sheet for Bob Hower
Born: Ridgewood, NJ
Education: BA in economics from Harvard University; MBA from Dartmouth College
Career Path: Bob Hower joined Advanced Technology Ventures in 2002 as a partner. He had previously been a director with BancBoston Ventures. Before that, he was a vice president with the LHS Group, where he was responsible for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) region and achieved first year sales of $6.8 million and developed active selling agreements with Cisco Systems, Lucent, and Nortel. Hower was also a director with Priority Call Management.
Venture Focus: Semiconductors, Communications & Software Development
Investments: Trebia Networks, Chinook Communications, Telephotonics, Paceline Systems & AccessLan Communications.
Greatest Accomplishment: Helping to build up Priority Call Management.
Biggest Mistake: Passing on a chance to invest in Starbucks.
If you weren?t a VC, you?d be? Working for a start-up.
Pet Peeve:: People who are not candid in discussions.
Favorite Food: Sea Bass
Hobbies: Running, playing bridge and watching the Boston Red Sox
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