Bob Lisbonne

Bob Lisbonne
Lecturer, Organizational Behavior
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BobLisbonne
Lecturer in Management
Academic Area: 
Organizational Behavior

Bio

Bob’s technology career spans 25 years, during which he played key roles as entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and executive. As CEO of Luminate, Bob launched the company, raised 3 rounds of venture capital, and led its growth to 150 million monthly unique users and 30 billion image views per year. As a General Partner with Matrix Partners, Bob invested in numerous startup companies. He has served on the Boards of companies which IPO’ed and got acquired by Cisco, HP, IBM, and Yahoo, among others. Bob led Netscape’s famous “browser wars,” as SVP and division GM managing all browser engineering and product management. While at Netscape, he launched open source pioneer mozilla.org; Bob currently serves on the board of directors of the Mozilla Foundation, best known for its Firefox browser. Before that Bob served as VP Marketing at startup Collabra Software, Director of Product Management at Apple, and investment banker at Goldman Sachs. He attended Stanford University, where he earned MBA, MA, and BA degrees, and did graduate studies in Computer Science.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 1991
  • BA, Stanford University, 1986
  • MA, Stanford University, 1986

Professional Experience

  • Board of Directors, Mozilla, 2006-present
  • CEO, Luminate, 2008-2013
  • Board of Directors, Tealeaf, IBM, 2003-2013
  • Board of Directors, PostPath, Cisco, 2005-2008
  • General Partner, Matrix Partners, 2001-2008
  • Board of DIrectors, Xign (acquired by JPMorgan), 2003-2007
  • Board of Directors, Consera, 2002-2004
  • Board of Directors, Access360, 2000-2003
  • Board of Directors, eHealthInsurance, 1998-2002
  • General Partner, Crosspoint Venture Partners, 1999-2001
  • SVP & GM Browser Products Division, Netscape, 1995-1999
  • Director ClarisWorks, Apple/Claris, 1991-1994

Teaching

Degree Courses

2017-18

Startup Garage is an intensive hands-on, project-based course, in which students will apply the concepts of design thinking, engineering, finance, business and organizational skills to design and test new business concepts that address real world...

Teams that concluded at the end of the fall quarter that their preliminary product or service and business model suggest a path to viability, continue with the winter quarter course. In this course, the teams develop more elaborate versions of...

2016-17

Startup Garage is an intensive hands-on, project-based course, in which students will apply the concepts of design thinking, engineering, finance, business and organizational skills to design and test new business concepts that address real world...

Teams that concluded at the end of the fall quarter that their preliminary product or service and business model suggest a path to viability, continue with the winter quarter course. In this course, the teams develop more elaborate versions of...

Stanford University Affiliations

Stanford GSB

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