Robert Smelick Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

  • Investments
  • 2

  • Exits
  • 3


Robert Smelick General Information


Mr. Robert Smelick is the Founder & serves as Managing Partner and Headland Ventures. In 1968 Mr. Smelick joined the investment banking group of Kidder Peabody & Company Inc. in New York, and moved to San Francisco in 1973 to lead this firms West Coast investment banking group. In 1979, Mr. Smelick became a Managing Director of The First Boston Corporation and took over the leadership of this company's West Coast investment banking group. Mr. Smelick formed Sterling Payot Company with William Jesse in 1989. Sterling Payot provided corporate finance advice to companies that included Pacific Telesis, Consolidated Freightways, King Broadcasting, Wired Ventures, Metricom and The Wine Group. During the last half of the nineties, Sterling Payot made early stage investments in Yahoo, Packeteer, Agile Software, Wired Ventures and Accrue Software. He is also an Angel Investor.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 65 Cloud View Road
  • Sausalito, CA 94965
  • United States
+1 (415) 000-0000

Robert Smelick Investments (2)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Tugboat Yards 06-Aug-2012 Seed Round Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
00000 00 000000000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Profitable 000000 0000000
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Robert Smelick Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Tugboat Yards 19-May-2015 Merger/Acquisition
00000 09-May-1998 000000000000000000 0000
00000 01-Jan-1998 0000000000
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Robert Smelick Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Robert Smelick Angel Investor 0 Sausalito, CA
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