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Robert Eric "GSB" Siegel (Lecturer)

Robert Eric (650) 725-1725
Personal bio
Robert Siegel is a General Partner at XSeed Capital, bringing extensive innovative leadership in strategy definition, operational execution, and international sales and marketing for companies large and small. Prior to joining XSeed, Robert was General Manager of the Video and Software Solutions division for GE Security, with annual revenues of $350 million. Robert was also Executive Vice President of Pixim, Inc., a fabless semiconductor firm specializing in image sensors and processors (acquired by Sony). Before Pixim, Robert was Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Weave Innovations Inc. (acquired by Kodak), a network services developer that invented the worldâ??s first digital picture frame, and delivered photos and other digital media to PCs and internet / mobile devices. Robert served in various management roles at Intel Corporation, including an executive position in their Corporate Business Development division, in which he invested capital in start-ups that were strategically aligned with Intelâ??s vision. Previous to Intel, Robert was promoted to a series of senior sales and marketing positions at GeoWorks, which went public in 1993. Robert has also worked for Quantum Corporation and consulted with many companies including TTTech, Sun Microsystems, Silicon Image and Bain & Company. Robert holds a BA from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University. He has co-invented three patents, co-authored several articles for California Management Review, and served as lead researcher for Andy Groveâ??s book Only the Paranoid Survive. He serves on the Boards of Directors and Boards of Advisors of multiple private technology companies. From 1994 to 1998, Robert worked at Intel Corporation where he developed and implemented the company's strategy and products for incorporating PCs into home entertainment systems. He also worked in Intel's Corporate Business Development division, which functioned as the company's venture capital and strategy group, and held management positions at GeoWorks and Quantum. He served as a consultant for Sun Microsystems and Bain and Company. Robert is a lecturer at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and is the co-inventor on three patents. He has written several articles for California Management Review and served as lead researcher for Andy Grove's book Only the Paranoid Survive. Robert earned his BA from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University. Blog: casasiegel.blogspot.com

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