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Robert Schwartz

Managing Partner

Since June 2000, Mr. Schwartz has been Managing Partner of Third Point Ventures, the Menlo Park, California based venture capital arm of Third Point LLC, which is a registered investment adviser based in New York and the investment manager of the Third Point Funds. Mr. Schwartz is presently a director of NextSilicon, Verbit, Sysdig, Kentik, Kumu Networks, Aryaka, R2 Semiconductor, YellowBrick Data, Ushur, and Trullion.

Previously he led investments in Radia Communications (acquired by Texas Instruments), LitePoint (acquired by Teradyne), Global Locate (Acquired by Broadcom), EnPhase Energy (Nasdaq : ENPH), Apigee (Nasdaq: APIC, Acquired by Alphabet/GOOG), IQ Engines (Acquired by Yahoo!), Elastica (acquired by BlueCoat), SentinelOne (NYSE:S), Swift Financial (Acquired by PayPal), CloudVelox (acquired by VMWare), Packet (acquired by Equinix), Upstart (Nasdaq:UPST), CipherTrace (acquired by Mastercard), PrecisionHawk (acquired by Field), and Ahana (acquired by IBM).

Previously, for 23 years, Mr. Schwartz was the President of RF Associates North, a privately held communications semiconductor manufacturer’s representative firm. Mr. Schwartz holds a multi-discipline engineering degree from the University of California at Berkeley.