Robert Siegel is a General Partner at XSeed Capital, bringing leadership in strategy definition, operational execution, and international sales and marketing for companies large and small.
Robert’s investment areas include: enterprise software, business operations where computational technology helps automate/improve company performance, and computing platforms that shape both business and consumer behaviors. He sits on the Board of Directors of Lex Machina, SIPX, DropThought, Zooz and ZipLine, and he led XSeed’s investments in Pixlee, Chatous, Neon and Breeze.
Prior to joining XSeed, Robert was General Manager of the Video and Software Solutions division for GE Security, with annual revenues of $350 million. Robert was also Executive Vice President of Pixim, Inc., a fabless semiconductor firm specializing in image sensors and processors (acquired by Sony). Before Pixim, Robert was Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Weave Innovations Inc. (acquired by Kodak), a network services developer that invented the world’s first digital picture frame, and delivered photos and other digital media to PCs and internet / mobile devices.
Robert served in various management roles at Intel Corporation, including an executive position in their Corporate Business Development division, in which he invested capital in start-ups that were strategically aligned with Intel’s vision. Previous to Intel, Robert was promoted to a series of senior sales and marketing positions at GeoWorks, which went public in 1993.
Robert has also worked for Quantum Corporation and consulted with many companies including TTTech, Sun Microsystems, Silicon Image and Bain & Company.
Robert holds a BA from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University, where he is currently on the faculty of the Graduate School of Business. Robert has co-invented three patents, co-authored several articles for California Management Review, and served as lead researcher for Andy Grove’s book Only the Paranoid Survive.