Robert (Bob) Marshall is a successful venture capitalist, fund manager and an accomplished and respected senior executive in Silicon Valley, having founded or invested in multiple industry-leading technology companies over the past 40 years. He is a true pioneer who anticipates market trends and future opportunities, and has the experience to assemble the right team and position it for success.
Bob co-founded Selby Venture Partners, a premiere seed and early stage investment firm with more than $130M under management. As Selby’s Managing Director, Bob has led many of the Firm’s successful investments, most notably in such companies as 3ware (AMCC), BigFix (IBM), Blue Pumpkin Software (Witness Systems), Hotrail (Conexant), and Silicon Packets (Cypress Semiconductor). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Active Semi, Bay Microsystems, CO2mer and Sierra Monitor Corp.
Bob was an early contributor to the Silicon Valley high tech legacy. He was a co-founder and COO of Tandem Computers, a company he helped grow from its inception to more than $2.3 billion in annual revenue before it was sold to Compaq in 1997 for $3 billion. While at Tandem, Bob oversaw 10,000-plus employees worldwide and was responsible for the Company’s corporate venture investments. Then, Bob went on to found and serve as Chief Executive Officer of Infogear Technology, an Internet telephony start-up. Infogear was acquired by Cisco Systems for $300 million 5 years after its inception.
Bob started his career as an engineer at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory after earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Heald Engineering. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.