Robert Glaser Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 13
  • Portfolio
  • 3
  • Exits
  • 9

Robert Glaser General Information


Mr. Robert Glaser is the Founder and serves as Chairman at RealNetworks. He has long been intrigued with the nexus of media, computing, and communications. Since founding Real in 1994, Mr. Glaser has played an integral role in the transformation of the internet into the next great mass medium. In 1995, under Mr. Glaser's direction, Real introduced the groundbreaking RealAudio, the first commercial audio streaming solution for the internet. This was followed in 1997 with RealVideo. RealNetworks' RealPlayer is downloaded millions of times each month and is one of the most popular pieces of software ever created. In July 2012, after a two-and-a-half-year hiatus, Mr. Glaser returned as CEO to help revitalize RealNetworks and return the company to sustainable growth. In line with this goal, the company has since launched several new products. By creating innovative technology and services that make it easy for people to connect with and enjoy digital media, RealNetworks and Mr. Glaser are at the forefront of the digital media revolution. Prior to founding RealNetworks, Inc., Mr. Glaser worked for Microsoft for 10 years in a number of executive positions, including Vice President of Multimedia and Consumer Systems. Mr. Glaser currently serves as Trustee and Managing Board Member of the Glaser Progress Foundation, which he established in 1993. Mr. Glaser is a graduate of Yale University, with a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.A. in Economics. He also served as Venture Partner at Accel. He is also an Angel Investor.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Seattle, WA
  • United States

Robert Glaser Investments (13)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Looped 02-Mar-2021 Early Stage VC 00.00 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000
000000 30-Sep-2015 00000 00000 00.00 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 000000 000000
00000000 28-Aug-2014 00000 00000 000.00 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000000 000000
0000000 26-Aug-2014 00000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Profitable 000000 000000
000000 26-Feb-2014 00000 00000 00.000 Network Management Software Out of Business 000000 000000
0000 20-May-2013 00000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000
000000 27-Mar-2013 0000 00000 00.000 Network Management Software Out of Business 000000 000000
0000000.00 27-Feb-2013 0000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000
Bizible 26-Nov-2012 Early Stage VC 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Profitable 000000 000000
Inkd 28-Jun-2011 Early Stage VC 00.000 Internet Software Startup 000000 000000
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Robert Glaser Exits (9)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
TUNE 10-Sep-2018 Merger/Acquisition
0000000 30-Apr-2018 0000000000
000000 14-Nov-2017 000000000000000000
000000 26-Sep-2017 000000000000000000
0000000 03-Oct-2016 000000000000000000
0000 11-Sep-2013 000000000000000000
Context Media Technologies 19-Jan-2012 Merger/Acquisition
Smilebox 31-Aug-2011 Merger/Acquisition 0000
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Robert Glaser Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Robert Glaser Angel Investor 00 0 Seattle, WA
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Robert Glaser Co-Investors (30)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Alpaca VC 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Forefront Venture Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Intuition Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Richard Wolpert 0 0 Series chart Industry bar 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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