Columbus Ventures, LLC is a Limited Liability Corporation
owned by its management. As such, we spend
significant time and effort to nurture our portfolio companies. We
invest in only a few select companies each year to ensure entrepreneurs
access to our people.
Yale assists our portfolio companies with overall strategy, marketing
development. Yale has over 35 years of experience in marketing, strategic
and information technology. Yale is also President of IMS Ventures,
a sister company that invests in more developed entrapreneurial enterprises.
Yale also founded Intelligent Interactions Corporation
in 1995, an Internet direct marketing technology company. He was the
and CEO until Intelligent Interactions was merged with 24/7 Media in
the merger, Yale served as Executive Vice President of Operations for
and was a member of the board of directors. Prior to founding Intelligent
Yale held several senior executive positions at Oracle Corporation.
he served as vice president of Oracle's Emerging Technologies Group,
was responsible for systems integration and implementation of Oracle's
media technologies worldwide.
Prior to joining Oracle, Yale held senior positions at Price Waterhouse
and Booz·Allen & Hamilton Inc. and was appointed a Federal
Reserve Examiner for
the Federal Reserve System. He holds a Masters in Business Administration
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, both from the George Washington
Yale is the co-inventor of U.S. Patent No. 6,026,368, "An On-Line Interactive
System and Method for Providing Content and Advertising Information
to a Targeted
Set of Viewers."
Rob is responsible for assisting our portfolio companies in all areas
technology including hands-on assistance in product development. He
has over 25
years of experience in information technology in a wide variety of
including Internet Advertising, Interactive Television, Financial Services,
Construction, and Mortgage Banking. His involvement covers the entire
life-cycle: initial strategy development and analysis, development
applications, and final deployment and operation. Rob is also a Vice
President of IMS Ventures.
Prior to joining IMS in 1999, Rob was
the Director of Technology and Chief Architect at Intelligent Interactions
Rob has also held several technical positions at Oracle Corporation.
Most recently he was
a senior developer and designed and developed Oracle Interactive Application
a client/server based toolkit for developing object oriented CORBA
Media Server based applications. Prior to joining Oracle, Rob was an
Developer, System Administrator and Data Base Analyst for Empbanque
Rob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science (concentrations
Accounting and Management Systems, minor in Computer Science) from
Polytechnic Institute, and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
Rob is the co-inventor of US Patent No. 5,826,085, "An Object-Oriented
Interface Supporting Interactive Networked Applications."