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Join Mission2Mars Academy's CEO & Founder Tatiana Indina for the facinating insighful discussion about the best practices of Angel and Venture investment with Silicon Valley insider Robert Winter.


Robert Winter - A long-time investor, both as a venture capitalist and as an angel investor, with over 10 IPOs, 20 exits among 40 venture deals, Robert has generated 6x cash returns and over 100% IRR for investors. Robert is a high-performance individual with a broad business, start-up, venture capital, angel investment, private equity and senior management skill set -- and with significant subject matter knowledge in many high technologies.

With early-stage venture investments having included – nVidia (nvda), NetApps (ntap), Pharmacyclics (pcyc), Sequana Therapeutics (sgna), Financial Interactive, eHealth (ehth), Active Network (actv), ustream.tv, BiologicsMD, TNG Pharma, Numat, SiNode, Medical Adhesions Revolution, DryLet, BrainTap, neurable, Gecko Robotics, Amperon, OZE, Aday Technologies and others.

Additionally, he has served as the CEO of two startups (both successfully bought) and as Chairman of the Board. Further, he currently serves on the Board of Directors and as an Advisor to a number of startup companies.

Presently, as Managing Director, he manages daVinci Capital Group, an investment firm primarily focused venture capital investing and advising. Prior, he was a Founding Managing Partner of Rocket Ventures, an $75M early-stage venture capital firm focused on software, Internet, and semiconductors. Previously, he founded the Menlo Park Group where he identified technology-oriented buyout targets and provided strategic consulting to corporations and entrepreneurial ventures. Earlier, Robert was a General Partner at Comdisco Ventures and Senior Associate at Canaan Partners, both venture capital investment firms. He has served in senior management positions at Hewlett-Packard, Informatic General Corporation, and IBM.

Robert has also served on a number of non-profit Board of Directors or as an Advisor – including The Rice Alliance, Harvard Business School Tech Alumni, vc TaskForce, CTIC Capital, and Hiller Aviation Museum. He has lived in the Bay Area/Silicon Valley for many years. He holds a BSEE from Rice University and an MBA from Harvard University.


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