Bob joined the Cava team in 2010 and led our investment in Neuehouse, LLC. With over 15 years of experience, Bob is a proven operator and investor in mobile and new media. Bob is the Founder and President/CEO of EveryScreen Media, a mobile advertising technology and data company in New York City. In addition, Bob is Chairman of the Board of Roundbox, a leading provider of mobile video software and applications and a member of the Board of Directors of Paradigm Creatives, a Hyderabad, India -based software company that creates mobile and social applications and enabling technologies for smartphones and tablets. Bob serves on the Advisory Boards of HatchLabs, an entrepreneurial sandbox building advanced mobile products that is funded by IAC and Xtreme Labs; Keynetik, a provider of software infrastructure and applications to facilitate the delivery of sensor-enabled, environment and context aware applications for the mobile, healthcare, sports and gaming industries; Paneve, a software programmable, video processing company for mobile devices and tablets; Perky Jerky, a guerilla marketing company that sells specialty food products; and Spring Partners, a company that is building a mobile application called SpringPad. Bob was recently a member of the Board of Directors of Paratek, a wireless semiconductor company that was acquired by Research in Motion in March 2012. Bob is a founding member of First Growth Venture Network, an organization with the mission of identifying high potential technology entrepreneurs in New York City and supporting these entrepreneurs with resources and networks to succeed through a nine month boot camp.
Previously, Mr. Geiman was a General Partner at Polaris Venture Partners, a Boston-based venture capital firm. Bob joined Polaris in September 2002 and focused primarily on investing in early stage and later stage companies in the mobile and media sectors and led eight investments in such companies. Bob led the firm’s investment efforts in the mobile industry and developed significant expertise in wireless components, display technologies for mobile devices, mobile payments, mobile advertising, application stores, emerging wireless device categories, location based services and enterprise focused mobile applications. Prior to joining Polaris, Bob served in leadership roles in product and business development at Envoy Networks, a wireless communications components company. Bob helped develop the core product’s architecture, co-developed the Company’s initial marketing strategy and worked with the CEO and the Board of Directors to sell the company to Texas Instruments in 2001. Prior to Envoy, Bob was a member of the management team of MCK Communications, a VoIP-based communications software and hardware company. Bob was a member of the management team that grew MCK from an unprofitable, 25 person company with $5 million in run rate revenue to a 290 person public company with $60 million in run rate revenue and significant cash flow and profitability. Bob ran corporate business development for the entire Company and was in charge of sales, marketing, product management and business development for the Communications Service Provider division. Before MCK, Bob was an Associate at Summit Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm, where he focused on making investments in technology businesses. Bob holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.