Rob Soni

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Mr. Robert L. Soni, also known as Rob, is a Special Limited Partner at Matrix Partners. Mr. Soni served as a General Partner and Managing Partner at Matrix Partners. He joined Matrix Partners in 2003. Mr. Soni serves as an Advisor at Convergence Ventures, Bluestream Ventures, EnerTech Capital and IDEA Fund Partners. His interest areas at Matrix Partners included communications, systems management software, storage, semiconductors, healthcare information technology, medical diagnostics and clean technology. Prior to Matrix, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Intersect Software Corporation. Prior to that, he was a Managing General Partner, General Partner and Managing Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. Prior to that, Mr. Soni served as an Associate at the Boston Consulting Group, Inc. He worked in the industrial, technology, automotive, health care services, pharmaceutical and media markets. Mr. Soni co-founded Intersect Software Corporation in 1999. Over the period while serving in the position of a Founder, Chief Executive Officer or Investor, he has helped launch and build more than 30 successful start-up businesses across a range of technologies, including communications systems and software, systems management software, semiconductors and storage. He is a Director at several private and public companies as well as several charity, educational and foundation. Mr. Soni serves as the Chairman of ZippSlip. He served as the Chairman of Intersect Software Corporation. He serves as a Director of Crossbeam Systems, Gadget Software, Inc., ShopAdvisor, Inc., Xikota, WaterScience and Fabless Semiconductor Association. Mr. Soni has been a Director of Maker Communications, Inc. since 1996. He serves as a Director at several private and public companies. Mr. Soni is also on the Advisory Board and a Founding Charter Member of TiE. He is on the Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA) VC Advisory Board. He served as a Non-Executive Director at Mobilian Corporation. He served as a Director of Digital Reef Inc, ColdWatt Inc., Mangrove Systems Inc., Tier Logic Inc., Ellacoya Networks, Inc., Crescent Networks, Gotham Networks, Inc., Akorri Networks, Envio Networks, Inc., Sandbridge Technologies, BroadSoft, Inc., Nanoopto Corporation Vibrant Solutions and Ceyba. He served as a Director of Essential.com, Inc., since April 1999. Mr. Soni served as a Board Member of the Global Semiconductor Alliance. Mr. Soni served as a Director at Copiun Inc. Mr. Soni served as Independent Director of Redline Communications Group Inc. from September 30, 2010 to May 26, 2014. He served as a Director of National Venture Capital Association. Mr. Soni is also an active private investor in over 15 private companies and advises several venture firms. He is an investor in the technology space and is a Director at several private and public companies. He earned a fellowship to study United States nuclear policy in New Zealand. Mr. Soni is a Rotary Scholar. He holds an A.B., with honors, in Social Studies from the Harvard College.