Robert Ochtel is a hands-on business executive with over 25 years of experience in all aspects of high-technology and international business development in both the semiconductor and the wireless industries. Early in his career, he worked for various Fortune 500 companies including Harris Semiconductor and Intel Corporation. For the last 18 years, Robert has been involved with the venture funding of various wireless start-up companies, in Southern California. Robert has also raised over $50M in venture capital, corporate and private equity from such firms as Sequoia Capital, Brentwood Associates, Oak Investment Partners, AT&T Ventures and Intel Corporation. In 1998, a wireless start-up company he was instrumental in founding, was sold to IBM for $180M.
In 2002, Robert founded The Carlsbad Technology Group (www.carlsbad-tg.com), a consultancy that specializes in facilitating start-up companies in their business strategy planning and associated efforts to secure Angel, venture and private equity capital.
In 2007, Robert founded the VentureBlue™ Angel Network, a network of multiple Angel groups located across North America.
Robert has written many articles that have been published in various local and national publications.
Robert holds both M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. The author also has Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses.