VC Breakfast with Guest VC: Bob Borchers of Opus Capital
Date: March 7, 2013 | Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Carr & Ferrell LLP
120 Constitution Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Guest VC: Bob Borchers of Opus Capital
A mobile and consumer marketing veteran with more than 20 years operating experience, Bob Borchers comes to Opus Capital from Apple, Inc where he served as Sr. Director of Worldwide Product Marketing for the iPhone.
At Opus, Bob is focused on investments in mobile software and services platforms as well as consumer oriented mHealth.
As part of the original iPhone team, Bob was instrumental in the development, launch and global expansion of the revolutionary iPhone, iPhone OS, App Store. While at Apple he also led the Nike+iPod partnership, expanded the iPod accessory ecosystem, and forged relationships with every major auto company to provide iPod integration.
Prior to Apple, Bob was Vice President of Marketing at FusionOne, a pioneer in creating and marketing mobility solutions. Bob also spent six years at Nokia where he co-founded and served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Vertu business unit. Before his career in the mobile industry, Bob worked for Nike, Inc. in Beaverton, Oregon, where he led efforts in product and service personalization. He began his career doing research and development in prosthetics.
Bob holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Masters Degree from a joint program between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Harvard Medical School in Health Sciences and Technology. He has more than 30 patents granted or pending.
To get a real sense for Bob in action, see his iPhone video mashup here or follow him on Twitter @bob_borchers.
This event is intended for entrepreneurs seeking feedback on their startup ideas and funding strategies. Please do not register if you do not fit this profile. Seating is limited to 10 entrepreneurs!You must be pre-registered for this event to attend. Please limit your participation to the Carr/Ferrell breakfast series, to no more than 3 per year. We do not allow walk-ins to this event.