- October 12, 2017
- Posted by: Marcus Casey
Robert is a seasoned entrepreneur, technology leader and investor with more than 30 years of experience building companies from early-stage startups to established and publicly traded enterprises. Robert is the Managing Partner at GTG Capital Partners, a Venture Partner at Raptor Ventures, an early stage venture and private equity investor. He is on the board and advises a number of early and late stage companies including Udacity, Tapingo, Fan Manager, Venture Beat and Sidecar.
Most recently as an entrepreneur Robert was a member of the early executive team at Zynga, serving as its first Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Corporate Development. His work resulted in key revenue initiatives, global partnerships, and strategic acquisitions, which contributed to Zynga reaching over $1 billion run rate in revenue, growing its employee base to over 2,500 worldwide and expanding distribution to 100 countries in less than three years. Robert also established and led Zynga‘s operations in Asia where he guided the company’s expansion onto multiple social and mobile platforms.
During his operating career, Mr. Goldberg helped lead three companies to initial public offerings and an investor he has been involved in numerous successful exits. Previously, he was Managing Director at Idealab where he pioneered the capital-efficient strategy of “innovation through milestone investing” which tied frequent operating and innovation milestones to successive capital investments. Prior to Idealab, Mr. Goldberg spent more than 20 years in senior management, corporate investment and strategic positions in media, e-commerce and enterprise software companies.
Robert is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, technology trends and hypergrowth. He has been featured in numerous publications including Salim Ismail’s book Exponential Organizations.
Mr. Goldberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Applied Science from Columbia University in New York City.
Robert enjoys collaborating with and coaching fellow entrepreneurs. He can offer advice on consumer and software technology business models and strategies, fundraising and creating and scaling exponential/hypergrowth companies. He is also a passionate advocate for Nevada and a member of the board of EDAWN (The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada) and NVRIC (Nevada Research and Innovation Corporation).