Robert I. Theis

Venture Advisor at Relay Ventures

Robert I. Theis

Robert I. Theis

Venture Advisor at Relay Ventures

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New Era of Networks, Inc.
Garnett Theis Capital LP

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General Partner at Next World Capital LLC

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Partner at Scale Management LLC

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Co-Founder at Scale Management LLC

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Co-Founder & Partner at Scale Management LLC

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Co-Founder at RingCentral, Inc.

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Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel & Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at RingCentral, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Doll Capital Management, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Primera Capital LLC

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Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Mobileum, Inc.

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Robert I. Theis
Venture Advisor at Relay Ventures
B.A. in Economics

The University of Pittsburgh is among the nation's oldest and most distinguished comprehensive universities, with a wide variety of high-quality programs in the arts and sciences as well as professional fields. Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America

Career History
Venture Advisor

Relay Ventures invests in companies located in Canada. The firm focuses on early-state investments in the mobile technology sector, healthcare, education, enterprise and the connected consumer.

Fund Advisor
2008 - ?

Scale Venture Partners focuses on investments in the technology and healthcare sectors. Within the technology sector, the firm focuses on software-as-a-service (SaaS), media, marketing, digital services and business computing. Their healthcare investments focus on repurposed drugs, drug/device combinations and diabesity. Scale Venture Partners seeks to invest in companies that already have some indications of future market traction, such as a validated concept, some early customers and/or early revenues. The firm typically serves as the lead or co-lead investor in all their deals. Investments range from $5 million to $15 million. If there are no existing institutional investors, the firm will help a company form a syndicate of quality investors. Scale Venture Partners requires a seat on their portfolio companies' boards of directors.

2014 - 2016

Garnett Theis Capital L P is a venture capital fund located in the US.

Boards & Committees
Prior - 2011

HealtheTech, Inc. designs monitoring devices for the weight management and fitness markets. The company products include Medgem and Bodygem which measures oxygen consumption to calculate resting metabolic rate. It also sells disposable Facemasks, Mouthpieces and software for use with the devices. Its products in development include Fitgem, which determines metabolism during exercise or stress tests. The company was founded on February 1, 1998 and is headquartered in Golden, CO.

Prior - 2007

Worksoft Creative Software Technology Ltd. provides IT outsourcing services. Its services include enterprise solutions, application development and maintenance, BI/DW, software product development, QA testing and localization services. The company provides its services in the fields of high tech, financial services, manufacturing, retail and distribution and telceommunications. Its clients include Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, NEC, Nokia, HP, TIBCO and many other companies. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Director & Executive Vice President
1996 - 2000

New Era of Networks, Inc. provides internet infrastructure software solutions which support integration of internet and core business packaged applications, application server platforms, industry standard protocols and proprietary systems. New Era of Networks was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Englewood, CO.

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Scale Venture Partners IV LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Tapulous, Inc. designs and develops iPhone applications. The company was founded by Sean Heber, Andrew Lacy and Bart Decrem in 2008 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

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Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2011 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world. Founded in 2000 by Ken Xie, the visionary founder and former president and CEO of NetScreen, Fortinet is led by a strong and seasoned management team with deep experience in networking and security. Fortinet's market position has been validated by widespread recognition by industry analysts, business organizations, and media. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate security appliances deliver ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. Our broad product line of complementary solutions goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise - from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications. Fortinet's Yearly Revenue Growth Fortinet generated $434m revenue and 34% year-over-year growth in 2011. The company is solidly profitable with more than $600M in cash, and has been cash flow positive for more than six years.

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