Robert A. Young
Bob Young is a co-founding Managing Director of Mirador Capital LLC.
Previously, he was Chairman and CEO of Curl Corporation, an Internet infrastructure software company. Prior to that, Bob was a senior partner and Managing Director at Dillon, Read & Co. Inc., an investment bank. He had corporate finance responsibility for information technology companies. He had previously served as the Managing General Partner of Dillon Read's venture capital funds from 1987 to 1994. During this period the funds invested over $300 million in start-up companies in information technology, biotechnology, energy and financial services. Bob's personally directed investments were among the most successful in the funds, including SanDisk, Tessera, Virtual Machine Works and Team Bank. From 1991 to 1995 Bob was also a Director of Barings Private Equity Partners, a global private equity firm headquartered in London.
Bob started his business career with IBM where, over an 18 year period, he held a number of management and executive positions in sales, marketing, engineering and general management. His last position at IBM was as President, IBM Instruments, a fully integrated global company with operations in the US and several European countries. IBM Instruments' products consisted of a broad range of scientific instruments and real-time scientific computers.
Bob is a founding investor and Director of Tessera (NASDAQ: TSRA), the leading semi-conductor interconnect technology company. He is also a Director of ATI Technologies (NASDAQ: ATYT), a leading producer of 3-D graphics and multimedia products for personal computers and consumer electronics. Bob is also a Director SRC Computers, a producer of re-configurable, high performance computers, Jatheon, a provider of network appliances for messaging compliance management, NL Nanosemiconductor, a company producing quantum dot lasers for optical clocking of integrated circuits and computer interconnect applications and Open-xchange, which offers an open source exchange server product. He is an advisor to PolyTechnos, a European venture capital firm headquartered in Munich.
Bob has served on the visiting committees of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Department of Chemistry at MIT. He holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from MIT.