- Managing Director & Founder, Allegis Capital
- The Ackerman Group - M&A - Strategic Corporate Partnering Advisory
- Founder/CEO - InfoGear Technology Corporation & UniSoft System
- 18 Years Operating Executive experience
- 16 Years Venture Capital Experience
Robert R. Ackerman, Jr. (Bob) is the Founder and Managing Director of Allegis Capital and currently works with portfolio companies including Shape Security, Bracket Computing, Platfora and Apprion. His prior investments include cyber security leader IronPort Systems - acquired by Cisco Systems for $830M, LGC Wireless (TEL), iBeam Broadcasting (NASDAQ), Comparnet (MSFT), StepUp Commerce (INTU), Driverside (AAP) and Classroom Connect (ENL). With more than 15 years of venture capital investment experience, in addition to his track record as both technology operating executive and strategic mergers and acquisition advisory experience, Bob works closely with the Firm''s start-up portfolio to transform their business visions into executable business plans. Bob continues to focus on investments in cyber security and related technologies.
Prior to Allegis Capital, Bob's operating experience included the CEO of UniSoft Systems (a world leading UNIX systems house operating in the U.S., Europe and Asia) and the founder and Chairman of InfoGear Technology Corporation (the first internet appliance company; acquired by CISCO in 2000). He has been named as one of the Top 100 technology investors by both Forbes Magazine and AlwaysOn and has been awarded with Lifetime Achievement Awards from International Business Forums and Global Corporate Ventures for his leadership in developing the global corporate venture capital investment community. He is a leading advocate and authority on matters related to collaboration between start-up companies, venture capital firms and strategic corporate investors and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and contributor to publications on matters related to cyber security, venture capital & innovation, information security and public policy related to economic development.
Bob has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the San Francisco-based Asian Art Museum. He is also an instructor on subjects related to venture capital and new venture finance at the University of California's Haas Graduate School of Business at Berkeley and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.