Robert is an investor, investment banker, CEO, strategy/corporate development, and M&A leader, with a track-record of developing exponential technology ventures to exit via M&A and IPO.
He is a leading expert, author, and speaker, on the business and technology of the mobile internet, the convergence of communications networks and devices with the internet. With over 8 billion mobile connections, and trillions of devices in the process of being connected via The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the mobile internet is creating more wealth, disrupting more businesses, and unleashing more innovation than any force in history.
He is a partner at Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, DT’s investment unit, with $1 billion in capital and assets under management. He leads strategic investment in edge computing, AI, and AR. He also led the restructuring of Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments (formerly T-Venture), one of the largest corporate funds in the industry, with a cumulative fund volume of over $900 million.
He is a partner at QuantumWave Capital, an investment and advisory firm specialized in AI and edge computing. Bridging Silicon Valley and the secondary innovation hubs emerging around the world, QuantumWave operates on an AI-based platform designed to predict and value technology as an asset class, to achieve the highest absolute return for both investors and acquirers. The firm has completed exits to sector leaders including Facebook, WPP, GMO Internet, and Software AG.
He spent 10 years in senior leadership positions at Microsoft (most recently as a director on the M&A team), led a London Stock Exchange-listed company to a half-billion-dollar market cap, co-founded 3 startups, and led a turnaround, generating 2 IPOs, and 2 M&A exits.