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Contour Venture Partners is a New York based early stage venture capital firm focused on working with companies that provide leading-edge technology enhanced products and services in the financial services, internet and business services sectors. We partner with passionate entrepreneurs and management teams to build great businesses that will ultimately transform their industries. The professionals at Contour have been active in all stages of venture capital throughout their careers and understand the unique set of challenges facing management teams at each phase as our portfolio companies grow. The principals at Contour have a long and successful track record, having directly supported over 40 companies through numerous market cycles since the late 1980s. The target investment size is between $300,000 and $1.5 million per round and we prefer to act as the lead or co-lead investor as well as represent the first institutional capital in the company.
Contour Venture Partners
Bob Greene is a co-founder of Contour Venture Partners and has been a venture capitalist since the late 1980's. He has invested in all stages of venture capital across several industry sectors.
Prior to launching Contour, Bob was one of the three managing partners of Flatiron Partners. Located in New York City, Flatiron was a leading venture capital firm focused on the information technology sector. The firm backed over 50 companies with over $500 million of venture capital. Bob has also been an active private investor, where he has invested his own capital in emerging technology companies.
Prior to joining Flatiron full time in 1999, Bob was a General Partner at Chase Capital Partners (also known as JPMorgan Partners). Bob joined Chase Capital in 1994 when it was known as Chemical Venture Partners. In the ensuing five years he started, built and led Chase Capital's Technology and Internet practice, which included building the technology team and portfolio within Chase Capital, launching Flatiron in New York City in 1996, backing Pitango Venture Capital in Israel in 1996, and launching Techfund Capital in Silicon Valley in 1997.
Some of Bob's notable investments during his career include 3Dfx Interactive, Acurian, Agamatrix, Cobalt Networks, Complient, EXIT41, Fundquest, iXL Enterprises, GeoCities, Homebid.com, Kinkos.com, Masada Security, Multex, N*Able Technologies, Nextec, NuRide, Resonate, SeamlessWeb, Stamps.com, Total Pharmaceutical Care and Vindigo.
Bob started his venture capital career in 1988 with Prudential Equity Investors (later known as Cornerstone Equity Partners) as a generalist investor, working on venture investments and buyouts in retailing, consumer, media, business services and healthcare services. Prior to this, he was a banker for five years with First Boston and Fleet Financial.
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