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Rob Hayes

Rob Hayes
Partner, First Round Capital

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Rob joined First Round Capital in 2006. Rob came to First Round Capital from Omidyar Network where he was their first venture investor. He led most of Omidyar Network’s initial venture capital deals and later built and ran the technology investing group.

Prior to joining Omidyar Network in 2004, Rob was at Palm where he started up their corporate venture fund. While in that role he also managed the strategy effort around Palm OS that led to the spinout of PalmSource. Rob started at Palm as product manager for the initial device-independent releases of Palm OS. During this
time, Rob was responsible for the versions of Palm OS on dozens of devices including the initial Treo products.

Rob previously spearheaded complex, system-level product development efforts at companies such as Geoworks and Go Corp where he focused on building products for the Japanese market. He began his career with the Japan External Trade Organization, studying international trade issues and building relationships between US and Japanese businesses, at a time when trade friction between the two countries was at its peak.

Rob has an MBA from Columbia University and a B.A. in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley.

Sessions

Strategy and Business Models, Workshop
Location: 2022 Level: Novice
Rob Hayes (First Round Capital), Jeff Clavier (Softtech VC), Ted Rheingold (Dogster / Catster), Thor Muller (Get Satisfaction)
If you're getting ready to start a Web 2.0 business, or you're looking for seed capital, this workshop is for you. Learn what early stage investors are looking for, how to assess and present your business for funding, and what to expect from the process. Topics include financing, marketing, revenue models, and managing all the other hats every startup entrepreneur needs to wear. Read more.