Bob Pavey

Partner Emeritus

Bob, based in Cleveland, OH and Silicon Valley, CA, joined Morgenthaler in 1969 and has been a Partner since 1971. From 1990 to 1992, he served as President and then Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association.

Bob backs several young companies each year – primarily seed companies run by experienced entrepreneurs in California and Ohio. He sits on the Board of Directors of Batteroo, Inc., CLK Design Automation, Intelleflex, OmniPV, and R2 Semiconductor. In addition he is on the board of the well-known fund of funds, Commonfund Capital. During his tenure, Bob has been involved in many of the firm’s successful investments – Apple Computer, Applied Intelligent Systems (acquired by Electro Scientific), Aptis Communications (acquired by Nortel Networks), Atria Software (acquired by Rational Software), Endwave, Gliatech, Illustra Information Technologies (acquired by Informix), Intrinsa (acquired by Microsoft), New Focus, Paratek (acquired by RIM), Peregrine Semiconductor (acquired by Murata), Synernetics (acquired by 3Com), and Synopsys. From 1967 until 1969, Bob held several management positions with Foseco, Inc. He received a BS in physics from The College of William & Mary in 1964, an MS in metallurgical engineering from Columbia University in 1965 (awarded in 1966), and an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1967.


The College of William and Mary (B.S. in Physics), Columbia University (M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering), and Harvard Business School (M.B.A.).

Board Seats:

  • CLK Design Automation
  • OmniPV
  • R2 Semiconductor


Seed companies run by experienced entrepreneurs in California and Ohio.

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