|VCJ Fact Sheet for Rob Coneybeer|
Born: July 7, 1969 in Texas.
Education: MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (Palmer Scholar); M.A. in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology; B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Career Path: Prior to joining New Enterprise Associates, Rob was a consultant with Bain & Co. where he focused on the financial services industry. Previously he was a Lead I&T Engineer on the AsiaSat-2 spacecraft at Martin Marietta Astro Space.
Venture Focus: Information technology
Investments: Atoga Systems; Confluence Networks; Coriolis Networks; IP Unity Corporation;Laurel Networks; NextHop Technologies; Optovation; Intara Networks; Xros (acquired by Nortel); Growth Networks (acquired by Cisco); Everest Design Automation (acquired by Synopsys) and Astral Point Communications, which was acquired by Alcatel
Greatest Accomplishment: Sponsoring NEA’s $10MM investment in Xros. Xros was acquired by Nortel nine months after NEA’s investment for $3.25 billion, which returned $450 million to NEA.
Biggest Mistake: Passing on investing in Cerent.
If you weren’t a VC, you’d be a… Rally car driver or a blimp pilot.
Greatest pet peeve: People who drive slowly in the left-hand lane on the freeway.
Did You Know? Rob is an avid TiVo user.
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