Edward Roberts Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

Professionals
  • Investments
  • 19

  • Portfolio
  • 9

  • Exits
  • 8

Exits

Edward Roberts General Information

Description

Mr. Edward Roberts, Ph.D., is the David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology, Founder and Chair of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center. He joined the faculty of Sloan in 1961 as a founding member of the System Dynamics Group. Two years later he co-founded what is now Sloan's Technological Innovation & Entrepreneurship (TIE) group. He long chaired TIE and co-founded and co-chaired the MIT Management of Technology Program, a mid-career executive education Master's degree program aimed at producing technology leaders, now merged with the Sloan Fellows Program. Over the past forty years Dr. Roberts has become internationally known for his research, teaching and active involvement in many aspects of technology management, including technology-based entrepreneurship, venture capital, and internal corporate venturing. Dr. Roberts spearheaded the MIT Alumni Entrepreneurship Program in the 1960s, leading to the founding of the worldwide MIT Enterprise Forum and stimulating the formation of many new companies. In 1991 he founded and currently chairs the MIT Entrepreneurship Center. In honor of his contributions to entrepreneurship, the MIT Enterprise Forum inaugurated "The Edward B. Roberts Young Entrepreneur Award for Distinguished Leadership", presented initially in 1998 to Michael Dell. Roberts has also co-chaired MIT's International Center for Research on the Management of Technology. In his role as a serial entrepreneur Roberts co-founded and was Chairman of Pugh-Roberts Associates (now part of PA Consultants), co-founded and is a director of Medical Information Technology, Inc. (Meditech), co-founded and served as a General Partner for twenty years of the Zero Stage Capital and First Stage Capital Equity Funds, and co-founded and is a director of Sohu.com in Beijing. Roberts has actively engaged in co-founding and/or serving on the boards of directors of many other new technological enterprises, including Advanced Magnetics, Interactive Supercomputers, InTouch Systems (purchased by Comverse Technologies), Inverness Medical Technologies (now part of Johnson & Johnson), NETsilicon (now a division of Digi International), Pegasystems, PR Restaurants, SofTech, and Tyco Laboratories (now TYCO International). He serves as board member at Sohu com. He served as Board Member at Daktari Diagnostics.

Contact Information

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

Edward Roberts Investments (19)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Bounce Imaging 02-May-2022 Later Stage VC 00.00 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue
00000000 (00000000 01-Jan-2021 00000 (00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000 00.0
0000000000.00 04-Jun-2020 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000 00.0
00000000 00000 000 28-Feb-2019 0000 00000 00000 Other Energy Services Generating Revenue 000000 0000000 00.0
000000 16-Aug-2018 0000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000 00.0
0000000 21-Feb-2017 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000 00.0
00000000000 09-Sep-2016 00000 (00000 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000000 0000000 00.0
000000 23-Mar-2016 00000 00000 00.000 Educational Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000 00.0
CoverWallet 08-Mar-2016 Seed Round 000 Insurance Brokers Generating Revenue 000000 0000000 00.0
PanOpen 24-Jun-2015 Early Stage VC 00.00 Educational Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000 00.0
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Edward Roberts Exits (8)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Solstice Power Technologies 12-Oct-2022 Merger/Acquisition
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0000 07-Apr-2017 000 00000
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0000000000 (000000 18-Mar-2016 000000000000000000 000.00
Matchbox (Management Software) 14-Apr-2014 Merger/Acquisition
Locu 20-Aug-2013 Buyout/LBO 0000
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Edward Roberts Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Edward Roberts Ph.D Angel Investor 00 MA
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Edward Roberts Co-Investors (31)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
In-Q-Tel 1 Series chart Industry bar
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
NextView Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Techstars 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
TotalEnergies Ventures 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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