Robert has an engineering background, but has always focused on creating user friendly products. In 1995 he founded the company that built the first commercial dedicated web page editor and web site management tool: PageMill, quickly acquired by Adobe and generating over 20M in sales in its first year. In 2000, Metacreations Inc. acquired his next company, Canoma, whose technology allowed rapid creation of photorealistic, textured 3D models from images. You might also have seen these concepts in Google’s Building Maker software. Since 2002, he has managed Realtime Video Systems, a technology licensing company that provides US drone vendors with video processing and object tracking software. Meanwhile, he cofounded a venture funded startup called Genius.com which developed sales and marketing people at B2B companies with easy to use and realtime lead generation and nurturing tools. In 2012, he and long time colleague Jim Disanto co-founded Motus Ventures to help find, fund and nurture technology savvy startups in the quickly growing self driving, robotics and IoT markets.