VCJ Fact Sheet for Bob Kagle
Born: December 9, 1955
Education: MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, 1980, General Motors Fellow; BS in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute (renamed Kettering University), 1978, Sobey Scholar.
Career Path: Prior to founding Benchmark Capital in 1995, Bob spent 12 years as a General Partner with Technology Venture Investors. Before TVI, Bob worked for the Boston Consulting Group, where he focused on issues of corporate strategy in industries ranging from retail distribution to high technology manufacturing.p>
Venture Focus: Technology
Investments: Alventive, Ariba, Art.com, E-Loan, eBags, eBay, Get2Chip, Jamba Juice, Synopsys and zipRealty.
Greatest Accomplishment: Investment in eBay.
Biggest Mistake: Passing on a chance to invest in Starbucks.
If you weren?t a VC, you?d be a? Entrepreneur.
Pet Peeve: Know-it-alls. I prefer learn-it-alls.
Wheels: 1956 Chevy pickup.
Did You Know? Collects antique decoys.
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