Robert Marcus is the Chairman & CEO of QuantumWave Capital, an investment banking boutique specializing in venture building and M&A for The Fifth Wave of computing, the mobile internet. With offices in Palo Alto, Paris and Tel Aviv, QuantumWave operates as a strategic pivot between Silicon Valley and the growing collection of innovation hubs emerging around the world, and has completed exits to sector leaders including WPP, Facebook, Software AG, and the GMO Internet Group.
Investment banker, corporate development strategist, and M&A deal-maker with over $2 billion of transaction experience, Robert is a former Microsoft M&A director, built a public-company to a half-billion dollar valuation, co-founded 3 startups, and led a turnaround, generating 2 IPOs, and 2 M&A exits, creating hundreds of millions of dollars of shareholder value.
Robert is the co-author of 2 highly-reviewed books: The Fifth Wave, A Strategic Vision for Mobile Internet innovation, Investment and Return and Collective Knowledge, Intranets, Productivity and the Promise of the Knowledge Workplace.
Robert graduated from Antioch University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.